As with all literature, there are many words in the Scriptures that need interpretation, that second look to get at their more underlying meaning.
Luke’s 19th chapter begins with a story of “two people looking.”
To keep God’s people safe and alive in their battle against Amalek, Moses has to hold his arms high in the air for a very long while.
The years-ago world of sacramentals — as you might remember, these were the scapulars and medals and holy cards and statues you’d find in a Catholic home.
When breaking into any new territory, organizations send out what is known as an advance team.
The mystery of the Trinity is definitely that: a mystery who’s depth and range we can never come close to penetrating.
The word Glory shows up frequently in the Scriptures, all those praises of God’s Glory and in particular Jesus’ petitions to His Father asking to give the disciples (and all of us) the Glory that the Father has given Him.
Years ago, walking along a crowded beach, I came upon a group of people gathered around a crying, screaming child.
“They recounted how…he was made known to them in the breaking of the bread.”
In Luke’s 15th chapter, Jesus relates his perhaps most famous parable, aiming to open another window onto the Kingdom of God, especially its meaning for the present.
Through the ages, the episode of Moses and the burning bush has figured into the religious experience of many.
In a Lukan parable, Jesus uses the image of “storing,” accumulating and building up a certain quality inside one’s heart.