Rather than a series of books showing us the rules for living good lives, the Bible reveals God’s remarkable, and to us illogical, choices when selecting those who will become leaders and highly influential people in the history of mankind.
If we find it hard to be accepted by God just as we are — justified — the next challenge is to recognise that we are called to be made holy — sanctified — through growth in love.
We are so used to earning the experience of being valued by others, that we apply that approach to our relationship with God. But is that what God asks of us?
So what is the Good News which St Mark is proclaiming to us in every thread in his Gospel? What News is so Good that it can change the world? Where do we find it in the tightly packed events in Capernaum?
What does “conversion” really mean? What is it? How does it come about? If we are to be the visible and generous people of Jesus Christ, we need to know.
At this time of year, with its tradition for many of giving and receiving gifts, it is a good moment to reflect on the nature of God’s giving to us and how he offers his gift.
The beginning of St Paul’s letter to his people in Corinth sets out his view of the whole world from the Christian perspective.
Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?