Why is the Ascension so important?
Love is indeed a many splendored thing.
The odd thing is that the Greek word translated by “prunes” really means “cleansed” or “purified.”
We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us– and we ought to lay down our lives for one another.
Anxiety can come in two flavors: chronic and acute. . . .As Christians how can the practice of our faith help?
Today’s readings are a simple declaration that Jesus rose from the dead with a physical body. This was difficult to believe from the very beginning, but those who met the risen Jesus had no doubts afterward. The account in the Gospel of John is vivid and clear.
Alleluia! Christ is risen!
distractions cannot be overcome; one must let them wash over and past. Like swimming in the surf. To swim against the breakers one must dive into them and join the water.
…we should rejoice whenever we see love being expressed in extravagant giving. Divine love is always extravagant and costly.
We are saved from a life of sin for a live of good. We are saved from a life of alienation and selfishness for a life of community and love.