We are not born in the unique circumstances of John the Baptist yet each of us is special to God--each has a special calling from God.
King Hezekiah of Judah prayed in the temple that the Lord would deliver Jerusalem from the Assyrians. Isaiah prophesied that God would save the city for the sake of David, God's servant.
If all men and women are our brothers and sisters we should be unwilling to subject them to the perils of judgment. We don't know enough to judge rightly.
Mary loves us because Jesus loves us and wants to bring us to salvation. She is determined to do what is good for us--to lead us where Jesus wants us to go.
God will be faithful to his love for us forever. We don't deserve God's love and we can't earn it. We can only respond to it and accept it.
Everything you could ever rightly pray for in included in the Lord's Prayer. Proclaimed three times each day, it plays a solemn role in the Church's liturgy.
God isn't much impressed by the big blast or the technicolor splash. If we want to get through to him it has to be in quiet and in secret.
God calls us to rise above our petty spats and acts of selfishness to love our neighbor as he loves, because God is generous.
Jesus urges his followers to forgo the retaliation permitted by the Old Testament and thus interrupt the cycle of revenge. How does this teaching fit my life?
God sent Elijah an associate in the person of Elisha to share in his prophetic mission. God calls all of us to offer support to one another in doing God's work.