There are times in our lives where we need to be renewed spiritually. Jesus would often withdraw to secluded places to pray.
We are asked to turn the other cheek when we face our enemies. We are asked to love our enemies and to do good to those who hate us.
Jesus addressed those who came with stories of suffering, hardship, disenfranchisement, and of those about lives being hard. Jesus speaks a blessing to the lives of the poor.
Love is perhaps the most celebrated virtue in our culture. It’s the phrase that opens doors and we can’t get enough of it.
To love like God loves, we grow towards the center and each other. One cannot claim to love God without also loving one’s fellow brothers and sisters.
Creation comes into being by the spoken word of God. God created humankind in God’s image.
God is diverse and diversity in aptitudes as well as culture lead to blessings.
Three elements in the life of a Christian are discussed: Water, Wind, and Wildfire.
This is epiphany Sunday to take with us the message of the advent and Christmas: hope, love, peace, and joy. Each day we have to step into the darkness and put faith into the hand of God and arise and shine.
God asks us to demonstrate what we are searching for. We are searching for the promises of Christmas.