God does not show partiality. God’s Grace has a way of bringing people together; and, when that happens that “Alleluia” starts to rise up inside of us, yet again. Image credit: “Easter Morning” by Jen Norton
This Child has a Divine Mission, and that Mission will bring out the best and the worst in the people He encounters. There will be pain, Mary — and you will experience it, as well.
When we sit down next to the waters of baptism, we can hear the current of God’s grace.
The grace of God does not always add up, so it will surprise us; but it will surprise us in the best possible ways.
Tables are sacred places in our lives and in our faith. Just think of everything that happens around a table. We find the bonds of family, the making of friends, the stories we tell, the questions we ask, the prayers we say, the laughter we enjoy, and the grief we experience.
We can simply embrace humility because the love of God simply embraces us.
We can wake up every morning, and the sand is smooth and hope is endless. And, we know that there will be more lines drawn in the sand on that day, but high tide will come along and wash them away, yet again.
A visible, chronic illness was oftentimes thought to be a curse—perhaps from God, or even the work of something evil. So, people who had an unclean illness were seen to have an unclean spirit, and disconnected from everyone around them—held at arm’s length, so loneliness accompanied them wherever they went.