What is it like to look at the facts from the perspective of a Jewish believer, or even a Gentile who believed in many deities? From this perspective, I see how much courage it took to accept a new way of thinking.
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Exploring lessons from clashing mindsets in the early church.
Easter … comfort or challenge? We get the facts right… but so we miss the point.
On Palm Sunday will I be waving the palm branches of my blind spots or holding high the cross of God’s universal love?
“Can’t you see I am doing something new?” Is 43:18-19 Holy Week is literally a week that changed the world!
Jesus told the story of the Good Samaritan to help the lawyer think through the question. The story reveals how Jesus thinks. Is that my way of thinking?
It is a shame that most people only hear polarized pundits cherry-picking from a select few paragraphs, or even just footnotes. It is in reality an inspiring document describing and addressed to the real family of today.
Not recognizing our predominant fault is like walking along focusing on the latest text message on our phone. We are surprised when we step off the curb, walk into an obstacle., etc. We didn’t see it, so it didn’t exist… unless and until something makes us recognize it.
Pope Francis describes God as a dreamer. Think about it! Isn’t God’s dream another name for God’s plan for us and all creation? Do we ever get beyond our own dreams to think of God’s Dream?
“They’ll know we are Christians by our love.” Do others know we are Christians by our practical love. Love for rich and the poor, the sick, the imprisoned, saints and sinners, those who think differently or have different color skin?
VIrtually no one thought it was a good idea for Pope Francis to go to Iraq. A great idea… BUT!
When we lose proof of who we are or memories of the joys and sorrows of our lives, something very precious is gone.
There is a special pain that cuts through the hearts of mothers especially, but fathers also, as they see their child suffer. There is so much more to Mary’s grief than the final stage so masterfully captured in Michelangelo’s Pieta.