John 19:18

There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, with Jesus between them. It’s remarkable, when you think about it, how few words it takes to describe the loss of an innocent life. One sentence, four dreadful words: “There they crucified him.” This is no peculiar...

John 1:18

No one has ever seen God. It is God the only Son, who is close to the Father’s heart, who has made him known. One could, I suspect, write pages and pages on just this one verse. Even the first half. No one has ever seen God. In moments of grief, this hits us as especially true. Amid the...

Matthew 25:14-30

“For it is as if a man, going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them; to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. The one who had received the five talents went off at once and traded with...

Matthew 5:21-37

“You have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, ‘You shall not murder;’ and ‘whoever murders shall be liable to judgment.’ But I say to you that if you are angry with a brother or sister, you will be liable to judgment; and if you insult a brother or sister, you will be...

Matthew 5:1-11

When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. “Blessed...