Our Lord does not disdain to experience the opposition that his Church faces.
In response to his disciples’ apparent meager supplies, Jesus speaks a word of creation into nothingness.
For the kingdom of God, value is not limited to one space in history.
The Spirit of God, as we keep in step with him, is daily performing soul surgery on us.
Jesus challenges us to be sure we are a field well cultivated, and to help the Church be the same.
Jesus’ paradoxes reveal that motivation is more powerful than evidence for his hearers.
Once Judah began listening to inauthentic prophets, discerning the true voice of God became more and more difficult.
Persecution has come and gone for the body of Christ, much like the seasons’ variability.
The collect of the day proclaims that God has given us “grace, by the confession of a true faith.”
Christ travels to the bottom of our isolation, our humiliation, and our death. Then comes the ascent.