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Small Beginnings

Jesus says that the Kingdom of God is like a mustard seed and its growth into a tree. The point is that the Kingdom of Heaven starts with the smallest beginnings, but no one knows where it will end. In the Old Testament a common picture is of a great empire is that of...

Taking on Jesus’ Yoke

L’Amerique is novelist Thierry Sagnier’s story of a Parisian family’s fight to survive the devastation of World War II.  Sagnier’s novel includes this moment: “They reminisced about the war.  Cecile told of farmers she knew, neighbors who kept to themselves and sold...

The Face of God

In the Gospel today Jesus is speaking out of experience, His experience that the Rabbis and the wise men rejected Him but the simple people accepted Him. The intellectuals had no use for Him, the humble welcomed Him. Jesus was not condemning intellectual power; He was...

Wrestling with God

You are sympathetic to a charity and would like to help, but money is tight right now (which actually it isn’t). Should I write a check or not? You can make a case that you were not responsible, but in your gut, you know that it was indeed your fault, and you should...
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