Talent show

Mary McGlone

Do you know what a talent is? In the biblical sense, it's not the ability to carry a tune or the instinct for making a fortune on the stock ...

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Trees and Things that Live

Fred Plumer

I am one of those rare individuals who was lucky enough to spend most of my childhood in Southern California’s San Gabriel Valley when it ...

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The ways of the kingdom

Mary McGlone

I have to be honest: I think this selection from Isaiah is one of the most disagreeable readings in either Testament. Who wants to be remind ...

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Sign of our salvation

Patricia Datchuck Sánchez

Have you seen the movie "Spartacus"? There have been several versions of the story of this Thracian gladiator and slave (109-71 B.C.) who un ...

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Widening the circle

Mary M. McGlone

He wouldn't have gotten away with it in our day. How could Jesus call that woman a dog? Of all the snapshots of Jesus the Gospels give us ...

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Feeding every hunger

Patricia Datchuck Sánchez

In a sermon on the feeding of the vast crowd in a deserted place, Peter Gomes insisted that the message of this miracle is clear: It is not ...

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Field of vision

Roger Karban

The fact that Jesus of Nazareth frequently employed parables while he was teaching tells us a lot about what he was trying to accomplish dur ...

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