There are times in our lives when we pause and take stock, and, looking at what is happening in the lives of others, ask ourselves just where are we going? Where is our life heading? Have we found our souls beached on some hidden reef?
16 And behold, a man came up to him, saying, “Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?” 17 And he said to him, “Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you
Have you ever witnessed the wonder and delight on the faces of young children as they catch a glimpse, through a partially opened door, of a Christmas tree laden with gifts? Or seen the excitement as the Christmas light suddenly blaze forth from trees and
It’s not that Jesus ever asked us to like people; rather he commanded us to love others. And there’s a world of difference between liking and loving. Any woman in a violent domestic situation may love the man who regularly beats her up, but she
The concept of sin is not contained within catechisms learned in our churches, or in the theological vocabulary of our priests. Rather, I believe, each and every act of self-indulgence constitutes sin. Any time we put our own interests above that of others, so that
You have spread a table before me, in the presence of my enemies. (Psalm 23:5) The Twenty-third Psalm is perhaps one psalm with which we are all familiar. Most of us have recited or sung it, or we have recalled its words during periods of
Have you ever grabbed a handful of words and rolled them over in your mind and heart till you could almost taste their essence in your mouth? Have you measured out the beat of each syllable and found the words penetrated through all the layers
From out of their isolation and stumbling in the glare of the sun they came, those deemed unclean and therefore unable to live within ordinary society. The authorities had condemned each of them to death, the slow death of physical and spiritual separation. Society chose
Traditionally we pause as we approach year’s end and review all the events that have impacted on our lives. We have met different people and said good-bye to some old friends; at times we have rejoiced, while at other times we have sorrowed; we have
Sarah carefully brushed the hair of Esther, her favourite doll, before placing her on a cushion close by the comfortable armchair. Moshe turned from the window and called, “Grandfather is here!” The twins glowed with excitement as they heard those familiar footsteps coming toward them.