From today’s meditation at The Word Among Us: Choose life … (Deuteronomy 30:19) The Israelites were just about to enter the Promised Land. Forty years of waiting and wandering had finally come to an end, and Moses was preparing the people for the next phase of their history: the time when God would bring them […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Wow, today’s meditation really hits home for me! Like most people, I am not a stranger to disappointment and heartache, whether it concerns longstanding friendships, boyfriends, dates, professional setbacks — you name it. And as much as I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to spend plenty of time with my married siblings and their kids, it’s also […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Today’s Lenten meditation from the Word Among Us: The annunciation of the Lord I will not tempt the Lord! (Isaiah 7:12) In today’s first reading, King Ahaz is being offered something that he may not want—a victory that comes not from fighting but from passive waiting. Commissioned by God, the prophet Isaiah has given him […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit.” (John 12:24) Have you ever seen a seed germinate? While it is in the soil, the skin encasing it splits open. Next, the seed itself splits in two, and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Today’s Lenten meditation: “We know where he is from. When the Messiah comes, no one will know where he is from.” (John 7:27) The conflict about the origins of Jesus arose because of a popular belief that the Messiah’s origins would be hidden. Since the people at the Temple claimed to know Jesus’ family and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.