When I hear you describe God, occasionally I wonder if you understand what our Savior is really like. Some of you see God as rigid, irritable, or aloof. Some of you don’t describe God that way directly, but the way you relate to God suggests that underlying assumption. Saint Athanasius described what God is like with a simple metaphor that’s ironically prohibited in some churches today: a dance.Read More
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Though commentaries write a lot about the encounter between Mary and the angel, most of them skip the final phrase like it’s not even there. Let's call our attention to it now, because it may be key to understanding more than just Christmas, but what the spiritual life is all about. Also, join us in praying by using the Daily Examen. To download a PDF for your phone, click HERERead More
It's part of a pattern that we can no longer NOT see. It's the racist jokes. It's the unwritten prejudice. Most of us are honest, hardworking, and not racist. But there is an implicit racist bias that inflicts all of us. The snap-second judgments. The things that we assume about other people.
Where is Christ in this? What does progress towards reconciliation look like?Read More
God makes great promises, but for now, like Anna, a lot of us are still waiting.
And against this backdrop God declares, “this is not the way it’s supposed to be. You were not made for a world like this” - and inside we know it’s true!
Which is why we love it when, (Isaiah 25:6,8) God promises: I’m gonna fix it! I’m going to wipe away your tears, I’ll remove your shame and destroy death forever. I’m going to satisfy the hunger in your bellies, and your souls with a feast that will never end!
It’s a great promise… but we’ve been waiting for so long, how do we know we can trust it? Are we fools to keep waiting?