The Baptism is not something external that happened to Jesus. It is now something personal. Something internal that happened in Jesus.
If love is the most human of emotions, then separation from love, certainly, is among the most profound and universal of the human sorrows.
Well, well, well…
Luke may not have had a WIFI connection… He may not have had access to an email distribution list or a cloud back up
But he had something greater than all of that. He had the truth.
It is not enough to vacuum… everyone vacuums. The smallness of my action did not matter — I was doing something magnificent!
Early Christian thinkers, like the Apostle Paul and Saint Augustine were fixated on what made Mary different from every other mother… . Today we focus on what she has in common with every mother…
…when I returned to my own family’s table, my father said grace. He did so every night of my youth. And it was always the same.
I remember it well. It went like this:
An act, no matter how small, can have immense implications.
Why is the Bible…paying such close attention to the plight of a poor widow living in a foreign land?
Listening is God like. It is a great gift that we can give each other — the gift of listening.
When we listen, we act in faith. We heal.