We all share the same vineyard. Therefore, either we will thrive together, or we will go down together. This is why we must avoid the temptation of trying to cut someone out.
Articles by: Fr. George Smiga
Christianity was an urban phenomenon. Although the origins of the Christian movement in the ministry of Jesus were rooted in the rural soil of Galilee, the spread of the gospel took place in the urban centers of the ancient world.
Why do people believe in a God who guides their lives? People believe because when they examine their own experience they find indications, hints if you will, that there is a power in this world other than chance.
God is beyond human understanding. How then can the actions of this unknowable God be expressed? Only through limited human language. The descriptions of the Spirit of God in the scriptures are efforts to express the inexpressible God. A history of the Spirit’s actions etches a portrait of our invisible God.
The Christian preaching tradition has been molded upon a paradigm which promotes Jesus at the expense of Judaism. As a result, often by default, Judaism is routinely denigrated when Jesus is preached.
What can we do when pain and loss enter our lives? Although we cannot explain evil, we can negotiate its presence though acceptance and “throwing together.”
Unless we are growing, we are slipping back. We are either coming closer or falling away from God.
The truth which underlies the Parable of the Workers is that life is unfair. There is no way to insure that each person receives what they deserve.
Why does Jesus ask his disciples to do the impossible, to feed 5,000 people with 5 loaves and 2 fish? And why is he asking us to do the same?
Seeing is more than taking light and color into our eyes. It also involves our minds and our hearts. Seeing includes believing.
Matthew 14:22-36–Only in Matthew’s Gospel does Peter walk on water. He acts as the representative of what belonging to the church means.