“I am not seeking the perfect vessel, but the perfect internal form.”
Our relationship with God, like our human relationships, is based on listening.
The question put to Jesus is really this: “Who is more important? Me, or someone else? Us, or them?”
One of the great measures of success in our life is simply how open we are to the needs of the world around us.
Have you ever endured an unstintingly dreary day? One of those days when the sun never really comes out?
Jesus has little patience for those who present themselves as morally superior, who look down on those struggling to live a good life.
We are called to be agents of mercy in our communities, extending the social capital of a gentle welcome to others, even as we may feel sidelined, outcast, or alone.
Marathoners call it “hitting the wall” when your energy supply seems to have run out.
Moses’ “meeting tent” also reminds us that God has pitched his tent among us as well.
Can God spread a table in the desert? How can we not ask this question in a time of pandemic and climate disaster?