Each Monday we publish Sunday's Coming, an email-only post on the upcoming readings, written by our current Living by the Word columnist.
Jeremiah 31:7-14 or Sirach 24:1-12; Psalm 147:12-20 or Wisdom of Solomon 10:15-21; Ephesians 1:3-14; John 1:(1-9), 10-18
My colleague's daughter has health problems and poor motor skills. She also has loving parents, a prayerful congregation and a devoted God.
What God Said about Eternity, and the Things We’ve Made Up
A Biblical and Historical Study of the Doctrine of Final Punishment
Why we can hope everyone will be saved
God's "consuming fire" is the fire of holy love. It doesn't await sinners in the future; it burns up sin itself.
John's prologue as midrash
Is John 1 a midrash on the creation story and the song of creative Wisdom? If so, its writer has infused it with profoundest joy.
The risen Christ does not rebuke Mary for her error. He seems rather to enjoy the occasion of her surprise.
Darkness does not come from a different place than light; it is not presided over by a different God.
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