How can Paul navigate the choppy waters of a pagan environment, with its idols and temples? The obvious place to start is the Shema.
Lent | Third Sunday in Lent (Year C)
Isaiah 55:1-9 (Psalm 63:1-8); 1 Corinthians 10:1-13; Luke 13:1-9
In this week’s Gospel lesson, Jesus says to the people, Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were worse sinners than all other Galileans? No... Or those eighteen who were killed when the tower of Siloam fell on them—do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others living in Jerusalem? No. No.
by James AlisonFebruary 19, 2013
On September 9, when many of our members return from Labor Day vacations or summer travels, the gospel text from Mark and the sacrament of communion might be a powerful combination to welcome folks back to the gospel-centered community. Whether she knows it or not, the Syrophoenician woman’s reference to the table is a persuasive image for her audience. The table stands at the center of Jesus’ ministry.