Be humble. Think of the imagination of God that brought creation into being; there could have been nothing.
Season after Pentecost | 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)
Job 38:1-7, (34-41); Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c; (Isaiah 53:4-12; Psalm 91:9-16;) Hebrews 5:1-10; Mark 10:35-45
When I was growing up in D.C. in the 1980s, many of my neighbors were Salvadorans who had fled the violence of civil war. My parents and many of their colleagues were active in opposing U.S.-funded suppression of leftists in that war and others in Central America. All of them held up Archbishop Oscar Romero as an example of highest virtue (never mind the Vatican delaying his cause for sainthood until recently). And since the March 24 anniversary of Romero's assassination usually falls during Lent—next Tuesday will be 35 years—the church in which I was raised remembered his martyrdom as we pondered the sacrifices that come with discipleship.
For there to be a heresy about the cross, there would have to be an orthodoxy about it. Michael Gorman argues that contentions over how Jesus saves lead to an inadequate grasp of what the Passion means and does.
reviewed by S. Mark Heim March 10, 2015
"It is by being in solidarity with sinners that Jesus brings about reconciliation. This is not a picture of Jesus that churches often emphasize."
by David HeimNovember 27, 2013