"From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been subjected to violence, and violent people have been raiding it" (Matt 11:12). What does it mean that the kingdom of heaven is subjected to violence and that … [Continue reading] about The kingdom of heaven suffers violence?
Every day during my morning prayer liturgy I pray a section of Psalm 103, which is an exhortation to the soul to "Praise the Lord!" The psalmist then proceeds to recount "all his benefits..." which includes this line: "...who satisfies your … [Continue reading] about Who satisfies your desires?
I read Luke 13:1-9 this morning during prayer. "Repent or perish!" the headline in my Bible says. This is what the text says: Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their … [Continue reading] about Why does God want fruit?
"And who is my neighbor?" the lawyer asks Jesus (Luke 10:29). The lawyer had just given a "correct" answer to his own question about what one must do to inherit eternal life. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind... … [Continue reading] about “Who is my neighbor?” is a nonsensical question
The Christ Pantocrator icon from St Catherine's monastery at Sinai I'm reading through Ben Myers' book The Apostles' Creed: A Guide to the Ancient Catechism, and I love what he says about God's power in the chapter on the word "Almighty." The … [Continue reading] about What is God’s power like?