Isn’t discipleship just for priests and religious? No. In fact, marriage is a privileged place for participation in the mission Christ
Obedience is a word that really rubs us the wrong way. But perhaps we’ve had a poor experience with it. Perhaps we don’t realize what power it holds.
When we examine the evidence, we have to make a judgement about who Jesus is. And that opens up a new dynamic to the relationship.
The only other time in scripture we are told about eating something and living forever, possessing eternal life? Only one other time: it’s when we are told about the fruit from the Tree of Life.
Relationships change you. Our faith, a truly Christian life can only exist because it was awoken by an encounter and sustained through a relationship.
We can easily reduce the Eucharist to the magic vitamin that gives us strength to live a Christian life. But maybe that’s not what it primarily is.
The mystery of the Most Holy Trinity isn’t one that we are supposed to solve, it is one that we are meant to live.
We begin a time of preparation to renew the New and Eternal Covenant (or perhaps, to enter into this Covenant for the first time). Covenant is the way God has chosen to renew us and, in fact, all of creation.
We rarely announce a Presence which saves. We presupposed all that Christianity stuff—as in, Jesus’ Presence, the new horizon and a decisive direction in our life—and we go straight to what we are supposed to do.
What is going on in Jesus’ baptism? Clearly he doesn’t need it. And why aren’t we talking about cute little baby Jesus anymore?