Scripture for Life: TheScriptures urge us to practice living faith, to allow the Spirit of Christ to free us from any fear that focuses us on our own well-being as if it could be separated from that of others.
Scripture for Life: This Sunday's readings present a way forward for those seeking to live alternatively to the dominant social model of power, prestige, status, control and the colonization of others.
Scripture for Life: The Magi knew that growth requires displacement, the uncomfortable process of venturing into an unknown that stretches and questions assumptions, all for the sake of a greater depth of being.
Scripture for Life: As Meister Eckhart explained, "We are all meant to be mothers of God." The Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary invites us to marvel at the God who comes to us in loving vulnerability and dependence.
Scripture for Life: All our Nativity stories include hints of the end — both the cross and resurrection, Jesus' rejection and love's triumph through him. Christmas reminds us that God remains among us weak and mild.
Scripture for Life: Perhaps the lesson of Advent is that it's not so much we who are waiting, but God who comes to our door and appears in dreams, asking, "Will you, like Joseph, adopt my plan? Will you make room for Emmanuel in ways you've never imagined?"