Scripture for Life: John tells us to prepare, to ready ourselves for the coming of God's reign. Isaiah tells us that "the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the Lord." Now is the time to envision what that can mean and to begin to act as if it were true.
Scripture for Life: In the end, it seems that the perseverance Jesus calls for has nothing to do with badgering God, reciting hundreds of rosaries or doubling down on novenas. The widow shows us that calling out for God's help is supposed to lead us to be unflagging in pursuit of the reign of God.
Scripture for Life: Jesus' kind of faith, expressed through practices such as love of enemy and the hope that acts as if evil will never win, is grain-of-mustard faith; it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Scripture for Life: Unlike people who carefully measure out their fortunes and hold something back for a rainy day, Jesus acts as if there's no end to his treasure and rain makes it sprout all the more.
Scripture for Life: How are we to move from being Jesus' fans to his followers? According to Pope Francis, today's most urgent call is to the "ecological conversion" that will lead us to heal and renew our common home.
Scripture for Life: Break free of a guest list written in stone. This same old, same old is hardly different from serving leftovers week after week. What about a new guest list instead of new clothes and fancy foods?