Accompaniment, Discernment, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: A Slippery Slope

She was a bit surprised to see him there..standing among his homeless companions of many years. For several months he had found sobriety along with an apartment and a day job, maintaining his distance from a number of his former friends. The last time we had seen him he had appeared healthy and in much better spirits… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: A Slippery Slope

Identity, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Called to be Courageous

“…we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.  And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. Romans 5:3-5 With the Easter season upon us, once again my thoughts turn to the witness of the disciples and experience… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Called to be Courageous

#Discipleship, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Traveling Light

“Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road. When you enter a house, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’  If someone who promotes peace is there, your peace will rest on them; if not, it will return to you. Stay there, eating and drinking whatever they give you,… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Traveling Light

Eucharist, Scripture Reflection

Bread of Life: A Mutual Invitation of Participation

“John's Jesus has a totally different outlook. He does supply earthly bread to a crowd that hungers; but that is not the real marvel, for they will hunger again and so are not permanently better. The real marvel is that Jesus can give a bread from heaven that obviates hunger: the true (alēthinos) bread of… Continue reading Bread of Life: A Mutual Invitation of Participation

Scripture Reflection, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: The Thief on the Cross

In reading the passages from Luke today on the way of the cross and crucifixion of Jesus, (Lk 23: 26-49) I was struck with gratitude for the thief on the cross beside Christ. Mocked, insulted and shamed- Jesus endured not only the painful, sorrowful physical pain of the cross but rejection of the people that… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: The Thief on the Cross

Community

The Body and the Vine: A Glimpse at Paul and John’s Metaphors for the Church

In looking at Paul’s understanding of the church as the body of Christ we see a set of relationships, that of the individual believer to Christ and the believer in community. It is through baptism that both the individual believer accepts salvation through the mystery of Christ’s death and resurrection, and is joined to the… Continue reading The Body and the Vine: A Glimpse at Paul and John’s Metaphors for the Church