Once Judah began listening to inauthentic prophets, discerning the true voice of God became more and more difficult.
Persecution has come and gone for the body of Christ, much like the seasons’ variability.
The collect of the day proclaims that God has given us “grace, by the confession of a true faith.”
Christ travels to the bottom of our isolation, our humiliation, and our death. Then comes the ascent.
When someone else prays aloud, what goes through your mind?
Perhaps we can imagine Jesus laughing at Philip in a loving way, rather than scolding him.
Being a Christian has a great deal to do with growing more and more familiar with the voice of the shepherd.
Rebirth leads one to the world-defying mark of the Christian: mutual love from the deepest recesses of the heart.
Jesus appears and speaks the word the disciples need: peace.
That Christ seems to be a gardener has cosmos-rippling overtones.