When the faithful welcome the breaking of Gods word into relationships, politics, and economics, hope arrives. Adopted as Gods sons and daughters, people begin to make the reign of God their greatest loyalty.
Living the word
The most serious of events can seem, well, funny at the time. Encountering Gods transformative actions directly, the first human response can be to break down into laughter.
When watching sports, Im always most impressed by the decathletes. Those who are able to compete skillfully in such a range of athletic events are awe-inspiring. Not only can they perform a variety of skills well, but they also are able to switch easily from one to another. The readings this month challenge us to be spiritual decathletes.
It is often said that what you pay for something affects how much you value it. In other words, the more you pay, the more you cherish it. I suspect that the reverse is also true: the things you cherish the most are the things for which you are prepared to pay the most. So what has this to do with Easter?
Have you ever sat and watched a moth drawn into a light bulb? The moth simply cannot help but be drawn to the bulbs brilliance. The season of Epiphany celebrates a theme a little like this - only we are the moths and the bulb is Gods glory. Throughout Epiphany we encounter again and again the inexorable attraction of God. Whenever Gods glory is
Six months after Ash Wednesday, we are gifted with another month of reminders of its most basic and important lessons. Once again we have an opportunity to recognize our false idols - especially the most persistent: wealth, power, and ego - and to turn back to God, the source of true power and a love so great that we neither need nor yearn for the temporary
The history of the struggles of the oppressed is the history of the call of the Holy Spirit to a divided world, writes Mexican theologian Maria Pilar Aquino in Our Cry for Life. For liberation theologians, the presence of the Holy Spirit is synonymous with the struggle for liberation. This observation is
"Only in our doing can we grasp you, only with our hands can we illumine you....