“The Kingdom is to be in the midst of your enemies. And he who will not suffer this does not want to be of the Kingdom of Christ; he wants to be among friends, to sit among roses and lilies, not with the bad people but the devout people. O you blasphemers and betrayers of… Read more »
“The Epistle to the Ephesians presents the whole Christian mystery as the mystery of God’s unification of all things in Christ (1:10), which takes form most concretely in the reconciliation of Jew and Gentile “in one body through the cross” (2:16). This reconciliation, which already has taken place in the person of the crucified and… Read more »
“In Jesus are riches—if you are poor; honor—if you are despised; friendship—if you are forsaken; help—if you are injured; mercy—if you are miserable; joy—if you are disconsolate; protection—if you are in danger; deliverance—if you are a captive; life—if you are mortal; and all things—if you have nothing at all.” — James Meikle, 18th-c.
“Life is a gift to be received with humility and gratitude, not an achievement. Most of the biblical narrative for our lives can be seen as the unfolding drama of what happens when we do and do not accept our created identity as males and females made in the image of God, for communion with… Read more »