Confronted with the reality of Christ's wounds, Thomas stops looking and starts believing. Stops seeing with his eyes and starts knowing with his heart that truth which is the ultimate truth: Jesus is Lord and God.
Violence seeps and simmers throughout the Passion narrative, yet Father and Son -- those holding true power -- raise not a finger in violence. In doing so, they teach us that love can never be won through force.
In life we can do one of two things when we encounter a fragile butterfly with a damaged wing: we can lift it up and bring it to a place of safety where it can heal, grow and fly; or we can crush it under our heel.
Jesus reveals himself in Word and Sacrament at each Mass as the promise fulfilled. We must gather together to celebrate what he has fulfilled.
Joy isn't measured by the size of our bank accounts. It comes through knowing Jesus Christ in our lives.
Jesus wants us to be healed, to be sure. The question is: healed of what? Jesus poses the same question to us as he posed to Bartimaeus: "What do you want me to do for you?"
A few years ago, psychologists performed a study where they asked participants to identify all the toothbrushes in an image they were shown of a bathroom scene. Participants would fairly quickly spot the small toothbrush sitting at the front of the sink, but would entirely miss the giant toothbrush placed against the back of the … Continue reading Defying Expectations
When the fragments of our efforts are gathered up, collected, and tallied together, we may find that through the abundance of God's grace all are able to have their fill and there will still be some left over.
God’s kingdom is coming to fruition, but its growth may not always be immediately perceptible to us in our lives or in the world.
Agape love means to give of oneself, to work for the benefit of another, to desire what is best not merely for ourselves but for those around us. It is the love of God.