The bond of marriage is one of the most sacred bonds and contract any two people can make. It requires the partners to respect and accept the human qualities that each may have.
As apostles, the Greek-speaking Jew Barnabas, and Paul the former Pharisee, became an important source of apostolic energy for Christianity among the Gentiles.
The purpose of the law and the prophets was to foster and deepen our relationship with God. Jesus' teaching bring them a whole new level of meaning and intensity.
The effectiveness of the disciple does not arise so much from what we say as from our general savor and the rays of illumination we put forth.
The beatitudes constitute a summary of what the Christian life is supposed to be: openness to God and generosity to our neighbor.
By the widow's expression of total dependence on God she stands higher in God's sight than all the scribes and religious leaders.
Jesus' question about the identity of the Messiah seems intended to alert his hearers that there is more to him and his mission than they might think.
Keeping the commandments is not a matter of observing a set of rules. Rather it's a matter of loving God and carrying out the consequences of that love.
Paul is confident that God will guard the gifts entrusted to himself and to Timothy. Their ministry will grow until God's plans are completed.
We owe something to God because we have received from him. We owe something to government because we receive services from it. Both have claims on us.