Mary gives us permission to pause and ponder what we hear.
Living by the Word
Motherhood and ministry are intertwined for me.
“If we can’t afford two boxes,” my grandmother said, “we can’t afford one.”
John the Baptist’s proclamation for a world of Tiberiuses and Trumps
What will it take to break through our numbness?
The cross is both foundation and anti-foundation, a disturber of worlds.
Sometimes we need a good old-fashioned swig of bracing disillusionment.
By middle-class American standards, the widow's decision is questionable.
What does it mean that Jesus weeps, when he knows Lazarus will be raised from the dead?
Why does the crowd demand that Bartimaeus be silent?
Bumbling along in the footsteps of Melchizedek
What if Jesus is talking about humility rather than possessions?
Is there any good news in Jesus' teaching on divorce?
Jesus is pretty clear: we should mind our own spiritual business.
Perhaps the disciples have been captivated by the kind of power embodied by Augustus and Herod.