In today’s passage, what Jesus struggled to affirm in the wilderness was a message that he received at the Jordan River, verse 11, saying, “A voice came from heaven, ‘You are my Son, the Beloved; with you, I am well pleased.’”
Our Own Blindness to the Word of God
In today’s passage, Jesus led Peter, James, and John up the mountain and was transfigured before them; Elijah and Moses appeared to them.
We Are Partners in God’s Plan
In today’s passage, it was awful when we imagine the wet chaos below, where the rest of creation was perishing. The result was so devastating that God promised never to will such a thing again.
Unfaithful Insider VS Faithful Outsider
In today’s passage, Jonah’s story features a number of reversals and contrasts between human actions and the divine will.
Discovering God's Fingerprints and Following God's Footprints
In today’s passage, “It was not you who sent me here but God,” Joseph reassured his brothers when he first told them who he was. In verses 19-20, “But Joseph said to them, “Do not fear, for am I in the place of God? As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.”
God Gives Us What We Needed Instead of What We Wanted
I believe that returning to the homeland was not the best option for Jacob because he clearly knew about the things that he did to his brother, Esau. Jacob still feared his brother whom he had robbed.
The Dream God Dreams
Today, the first Sunday of 2021, the passage tells us about another longest and hardest trip for a better Christian life from the dream God dreams and to the dream we dream.
Looking Forward to 2021 by Looking Back at 2020
Early in Jesus’s adult life, those who knew him, or at least many of those who knew him, especially the twelve disciples, began to see Jesus was more than the son of Mary, more than the son of Joseph, and more than a just carpenter.
We Are God Bearers
The final Sunday of Advent calls us to one of the most beloved scenes in the Scripture: that intimate moment between Mary and the angel Gabriel in which the story of God’s love began with a young girl’s “yes” to the divine proposal.
We Are Witnesses
In the Gospel reading for today, we are told about another identity and another role as the prep to keep preparing the way of the Lord who comes to us.
What Are We To Do?
The Gospel of Mark starts the Jesus story by looking back to Isaiah 40:2-3, who said, “See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way; the voice of one crying out in the wilderness; prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.”
We Are Not Onlookers
On this first Sunday of Advent, Advent begins with a prayer of the prophet Isaiah that is both a lament and a plea, a lament to God who hid oneself and had hidden God’s face from the people of Israel, and a plea for God’s visible and powerful actions.
A Good Tool for Measuring Our Relationship with God and Our Neighbor
In the passage, we are reminded that how we spend our time and whom we actively love and do not love provides a diagnostic tool to help us evaluate our spiritual health.
God, Are We There Yet?
In today’s passage, the parable of the Ten maidens speaks a profound word to each one of us; it is a fresh reminder of the need to prepare for delay by living the present moment faithfully, courageously, and hopefully.
In the passage, Herodians who supported the Roman government were pleased to pay the tax to Caesar. By contrast, Pharisees, who were committed to every detail of Jewish law, opposed paying the tax to Caesar for religious reasons.