Underneath Jesus’ words about marriage, divorce, fidelity, and desire shimmers his dream for all creation: that nothing and no one ever need be alone.
We follow Jesus precisely because his expectation of “messiah” runs counter to what we (and Peter) might expect ourselves.
Openness is one of the keys to our lives as followers of Jesus Christ. So hear the same invitation Jesus speaks today: “Be opened.”
Our baptism is not just a symbolic act of washing and welcome. Our baptism catalyzes a life of action. The Baptismal Covenant is full of action verbs for a reason.
Our lives of faith are pretty variable because our lives are full of change. But the good news is that the faith of Jesus Christ holds our faith in trust when we can’t seem to access it.
Modern American society is a hostile environment for wisdom, which is bad for our walks with God, because the roads to wisdom and the road to God share quite a bit of pavement.
As is so often the case, there are three things dancing beneath the surface of Jesus’ words: a promise, an invitation, and a mission.
Choosing between right and wrong is usually pretty easy. But choosing between right and right is hard.