From The Word Among Us: Into your hands I commend my spirit. (Psalm 31:6) It’s Good Friday, the very day for which Jesus was born into the world. His whole life, everything he ever said or did, had been leading up to this day. Every miracle, every sermon, every word of forgiveness or challenge—none of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
From The Word Among Us: Everything I have is yours. (Luke 15:31) The party was in full swing. The sounds of music and dancing and animated celebration were unmistakable—and incomprehensible—to the young man. “You mean my brother squandered a hefty portion of the family estate,” he splutters, “and we celebrate?” Bitterness radiates from him as […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
From today’s Word Among Us: The mother of the sons of Zebedee approached Jesus … wishing to ask him for something. (Matthew 20:20) What bad timing! Jesus had just told his disciples about his coming passion, death, and resurrection. It must have been an emotionally charged moment, but that didn’t keep James and John’s mother […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
From The Word Among Us: Learn to do good. Make justice your aim. (Isaiah 1:17) In just a few words, the prophet Isaiah urged the Israelites to make a vital decision: “Wash yourselves clean! Cease doing evil!” Moments like this are a great grace, moments when we clearly see what we have done wrong and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
From The Word Among Us, a beautiful meditation to start the week: Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. (Luke 6:36) One day, a dad was playing with his young daughter, holding her above him in the air like an airplane. Looking into her father’s eyes, the daughter suddenly squealed with delight, “Daddy, I […]Continue Reading... No Comments.