Last Sunday we saw Peter and John cure a crippled man on their way to Temple, and we talked about their faith, their hearts, being "tuned" right to channel the Holy Spirit in that miracle. Today, we pick back up with Peter and John in Acts, and with all the apostles in the Gospel reading, … Continue reading What is the point of miracles?
Daily Readings for 4/20/2022, Wednesday of the Octave of Easter (from the USCCB lectionary) Acts 3:1-10 Peter and John were going up to the temple areafor the three o’clock hour of prayer.And a man crippled from birth was carriedand placed at the gate of the temple called “the Beautiful Gate” every dayto beg for alms … Continue reading Let us encounter Christ in Love
A scriptural review of Universal Salvation In the rush of Holy Week there is one day which is predominantly overlooked, and yet is central to the early Christian understanding of salvation: Holy Saturday. This day, falling between the grim remembrance of Good Friday and the joyous celebration of Easter, is a day of both mourning … Continue reading Universal Salvation: The promise of Holy Saturday
In today's Gospel reading we have the account of the Last Supper, and of Jesus foretelling his betrayal by Judas Iscariot. From Matthew 26:14-25: One of the Twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot,went to the chief priests and said,“What are you willing to give meif I hand him over to you?”They paid him thirty pieces … Continue reading Bringing Judas to the table
A response to the Enid Library Board's ban on LGBTQ+ affirming book displays It is not the place of the Church to wedge itself into the middle of every public debate. But there is a clear and unavoidable exception. When public policy seeks to marginalize, oppress, segregate, or harm a group of God's children, the … Continue reading You are seen