God's "consuming fire" is the fire of holy love. It doesn't await sinners in the future; it burns up sin itself.
Easter | Fifth Sunday of Easter (Year A)
Acts 7:55-60; Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16; 1 Peter 2:2-10; John 14:1-14
This week's texts make me think about interfaith dialogue, and interfaith dialogue makes me think of a conversation with my friend Ali. We were trying to reconcile the fact that each of our religions--or at least some segments of each of our religions--claims that the other's religion is flat out wrong.
1 Peter says we should always be ready to give a reason for hope. Always?