The Kingdom of God is like a boy who went clamming in the Kishwaukee River and came home with a pearl of great value.
The parables invite us to open our eyes to God incarnate, God with us in the ordinary, the everyday, from which we draw strength to change us and send us forth.
Easter and resurrection are not about a return to what had been but about the coming of something new. New behaviors, new attitudes — that is the resurrected life.
The Gospel of John, Chapter 9. Jesus opens one man’s eyes. Seeing is a matter of our eyes and our hearts and of how we move in this world as people who know how to love.
The challenge of John the Baptist: Repent! Turn around, stand up, and receive the fullness of God.
We go through Advent to find those remnant places where hope can be nurtured, where life can be saved, and where there can be flourishing and abundance.