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God created us for community, to help and support each other so that we do not face the challenges of life alone. But how do we cross the boundaries that so often separate us? Paul (not the apostle) gives us a clue.
Esther 7:1-6, 9-10, 9:20-22
The book of Esther is a diaspora story, as is Daniel. But in Daniel, we see Daniel’s God. In Esther, God is nowhere to be found. No mention of religion. Why is Esther in the Bible at all?
We must exercise caution in assuming our fellow Americans are on the wrong course — or even vile — because they make different decisions about politics or social issues. That judgment is up to God.
Twenty years after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, we need to face our challenges as united Christians alongside other people of faith in a truly United States of America. But how do we do this?
We need a word to describe the experience of trying to be alone, and then meeting someone who spoils everything. In today’s gospel reading, Jesus tries to be alone and discovers that it is impossible.
Most people look at themselves in a mirror more than 20 times a day. The apostle James has something to say about this habit.
Paul, a spiritual health care professional, stresses the importance of wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) so that we might be strong against “the wiles of the devil.” What can we wear to protect ourselves from dangerous spiritual viruses?
1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14
Solomon asked for wisdom at the beginning of his reign but finds out that wisdom is less about smarts and more about gaining experience in dealing with the difficult realities of human life.
They say talk is cheap. But the kind of talk Christ calls us to utter — kind, compassionate, caring discourse — is the rarest of commodities and the building block of true Christian conversation.
When Jesus says, “I am the bread of life,” he certainly wants to feed us. But just what is in this bread and how can we bake it for others?
Jesus fed 5,000 people with just a little fish and bread. But his focus was on quality, not quantity. He wants to satisfy our spiritual hunger by feeding the whole person, not just filling a stomach.
Mark 6:30-34, 53-56
What would you call a movie about Jesus’ ministry in the region of Galilee, as he healed the sick and needy? Do we feel the compassion of Jesus when people are in need today?
You are social distancing, you have masks in the glove compartment, jacket pockets, desk drawers and on hooks in the hallway, and you’re afraid to go shopping. Yet, the Bible says you’re blessed. Excuse me?
Do you ever wonder if God is giving you a nudge to begin something in your life, but the task seems impossible? Don’t let perfection stand in the way of success.
Whether it’s a handshake or a more spiritual connection with God, touch can be a powerful force for good.
1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49
In a time of crisis, we need to find a still point, calming our spirits and opening our minds to God’s leading. Old Testament and gospel texts show us how.
2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13), 14-17
It’s June 2021, and many high school seniors have already launched themselves into a “gap year.” They will not be in college in September. So where will they be? And what does this have to do with the apostle Paul’s word to the Corinthians?
2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1
At the end of life, we will all go home, and it won’t be to a tiny house or a spacious mansion. Instead, it will be to a house that is eternal in heaven.
When we are awestruck, we should consider what God may be saying to us through that emotion … and be aware that a paradigm shift may be coming in our life.
The Holy Spirit fills us with the power of God and challenges us to share that divine energy with others.
Jesus blasts off to heaven at the end of his earthly ministry. But this conclusion is the beginning of a new adventure, one that pushes us into an unknown future.
1 John 5:1-6
Thousands of high school students are taking classes in “Theory of Knowledge.” Perhaps this is surprising, but it might be the most important class in their curriculum. It’s a course in how we get knowledge and how we know what we know. The apostle John in today’s reading has some ideas about this.
The readability of a text is measured by certain formulas. When Philip the Evangelist finds a man struggling to read the Bible, he throws away the formulas and does something else.
Anything can happen when school teachers take children on a field trip. Life sometimes feels like a field trip, but fortunately, we have Someone who watches over us.
1 John 3:1-7
Just as children develop a healthy imagination, children of God are called to imagine themselves being formed in the image of Christ, having power over sin and love for God and neighbor.
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