Catching Faith

Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one… Read More »Catching Faith

Lent

Photo from Image by WikimediaImages  After Jesus was baptized, the Spirit drove him out into the wilderness.  He was in the wilderness for forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and… Read More »Lent

Guts

A man with leprosy came to Jesus begging him, and kneeling said to Jesus, “If you choose, you can make me clean.”  Moved with pity, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, and said… Read More »Guts

God’s Heart

He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up. (Mark 1:31) Today’s gospel is an ECG of God’s beating heart, an indivisible this-is-love, lub-dub: A.     Jesus heals Peter’s mother-in-law (lub) B.     Jesus receives hospitality from Peter’s mother-in-law (dub) C.     Jesus heals and… Read More »God’s Heart

Un-shamed

The people were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority and not as the scribes. (Mark 1:22) The nobody from Nazareth does a shameful thing today – “have you heard, the carpenter’s teaching… Read More »Un-shamed

Nearness

Jesus said to them, “Come follow me and I will make you fishers of people.” And immediately they left their nets and followed him. (Mark 1:18) This Sunday!!! Troubled World meets Mark’s Jesus Mark’s Jesus comes, “proclaiming the… Read More »Nearness

Home

When Jesus turned and saw them following, he said to them, “What are you looking for?” (John 1:38) Fear. We can become so afraid that we don’t even know we’re afraid. A casualty of this kind… Read More »Home

Willingness

Epiphany of the Lord … in the days of King Herod,  behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star at its rising and… Read More »Willingness