Hope grows in the face of need, for need creates yearning.
The eyes of faith will see the Incarnation encoded in all of holy writ.
The earthbound sinner, set free, sees life as something new and astounding.
God devises a plan against what is contorted in us, shifting and fitting our affections to their rightful object.
The hearer rides the rhythm, floats upon the feeling of what is good, what is sorrowful, what is lost, what is found.
Formed in the womb, elected for words to the nations, the preacher is not a man of his own word.
Jesus’ love is the white flame that burns away our self-destruction, leaving only the brilliance of his own burning.
Coming to the altar with hatred toward your neighbor? Go home.
Christ is the key, the center, the end of all human history.
Discomfort with judgment is the sting of truth. God sees. The God of all-seeing truth is not, however, without loving-kindness.