Why did Jesus go to the cross? We know, of course, that if he were to remain true to who he was, it was inevitable that he would be considered a threat — to certain leaders of the people, as well as to the Roman occupiers of Palestine. But was there more involved in Christ’s […]
Category Archive for 'Forgiveness'
God does not always act in ways that we human beings consider fitting. Consider the Incarnation. God-with-us, Emmanuel, comes as the most vulnerable of creatures: a human fetus; a human newborn dependent on fallible adults for care and protection, and who hasn’t yet learned to control his bodily functions; a small child who must be […]
What happened when sin entered the world? Did God have to make changes in the divine blueprint? Perhaps God said, “Oops, the perfect world of peace and joy that I had in mind has been messed up, so I guess I’ll have to send Jesus.” Perhaps, as C. S. Lewis puts it, “the Fall took […]
Since the bag of groceries I was carrying to the car was heavy, I was in a hurry to put it down. Walking at a brisk clip, I suddenly realized there was a large white car right behind me. Actually I had walked in front of the car, and the driver had managed to avoid […]
The following is by Sister Elizabeth Hillmann. Click for more about or by Sister Elizabeth. – – – – – Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. (Philippians 4:4) – – – – – It was an all day affair. I knew God was looking deeply into the depths of me and […]