July 14: Speaking truth to power with faith

July 14: Speaking truth to power with faith

Sharing Jesus message with trust in the Spirit When Amos reports his vision of God judging Israel for its mistreatment of the poor, he becomes a threat to the power of the priests and the king. John the Baptist also speaks truth to power, and Herod has him killed. In...
July 7: Sharing God’s power through faith

July 7: Sharing God’s power through faith

Sharing Jesus message with trust in the Spirit Jesus does great deeds of power and gives his disciples authority over demons. Yet none of this power is unilateral; it all must be received by faith. Jesus asks his disciples to go out without money or supplies, so that...
June 23: Safe in the boat with Jesus

June 23: Safe in the boat with Jesus

Trust in Christ’s power to calm storms Now is the acceptable time; now is the day of salvation! Now we are in the storm, the boat almost swamped; but Jesus is here now, and when we call him, he will calm the storm. Even the wind and waves listen to him as they...
June 9: Chosen family in Christ

June 9: Chosen family in Christ

Created to share grace A house divided against itself cannot stand. Jesus makes this observation in light of charges that he is possessed. He is possessed, not by a demon, but by the Holy Spirit. We who have received the Holy Spirit through baptism have been joined to...