How can it be that those who mourn are the blessed? Jesus' second beatitude is a surprise to our ears.
A beatitude is a blessing and blessings come with responsibilities.
Pliny, the emperor Trajan, and a contagion of allegiant Christians. A word from the 2nd century for today.
We need a story big enough to help us make sense of the world. There is such a story and it is true.
How God, the master storyteller, has authored an all-encompassing story that affects all of us.
The constant call of Jesus isn’t “Ask me into your heart,” but “Come follow me.”