Living the word

Robert Roth 1-01-2006

In Kashmir, Niger, Honduras, and parts of every U.S. city, the situation is urgent. Thankfully, so is God’s persistent love.

Robert Roth 12-01-2005
Peace, salvation, and the reign of God arrive with beauty and song.
Robert Roth 11-01-2005
Whenever you helped the needy - or ignored the poor - Jesus said, "you did it to me."
Robert Roth 9-01-2005
Jesus sums up faithfulness as being other-oriented. It's about God. It's about the neighbor.
Robert Roth 8-01-2005
Among a people of faith, giftedness changes the world.
Robert Roth 7-01-2005
Watching for Seeds and Pearls

When the faithful welcome the breaking of God’s word into relationships, politics, and economics, hope arrives. Adopted as God’s sons and daughters, people begin to make the reign of God their greatest loyalty.

Robert Roth 6-01-2005
The most serious of events can seem,

The most serious of events can seem, well, funny at the time. Encountering God’s transformative actions directly, the first human response can be to break down into laughter.

Paula Gooder 5-01-2005
When watching sports,

When watching sports, I’m 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

Paula Gooder 4-01-2005
It is often said that what you pay for something affects how much you value it.

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

Paula Gooder 3-01-2005
The resurrection makes hope a permanent and immovable feature of the new creature in which we now dwell.
Paula Gooder 2-01-2005
The story of the Bible is one of increasing inclusion.
Paula Gooder 1-01-2005
Have you ever sat and watched a moth drawn into a light bulb?

Have you ever sat and watched a moth drawn into a light bulb? The moth simply cannot help but be drawn to the bulb’s brilliance. The season of Epiphany celebrates a theme a little like this - only we are the moths and the bulb is God’s

Michaela Bruzzese 8-01-2004
Six months after Ash Wednesday,

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

Michaela Bruzzese 5-01-2004
The history of the struggles of the oppressed is the history of the call of the Holy Spirit to a divided world,

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

Michaela Bruzzese 4-01-2004

"Only in our doing can we grasp you, only with our hands can we illumine you....

Michaela Bruzzese 3-01-2004
Reflections on the Common Lectionary, Cycle C
Michaela Bruzzese 2-01-2004

Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C

Michaela Bruzzese 1-01-2004
Matthew, Luke, and John tell us the story of Jesus in their own words.
Michaela Bruzzese 11-01-2003

Rabbi Tarfon said, "The day is short. The work is long. We are not enjoined to complete the task.

Michaela Bruzzese 9-01-2003

"We must re-vision Christian faith as a combative, argumentative, and emancipatory" practice that seeks "the well-being of all." 

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