Jesus sends us his Spirit to be our Advocate and teacher. He promises that the Church can always rely on the Holy Spirit to guide us in troubled times.
The early Christians lived through persecution under Roman rule. The "Book of Revelation" is a kind of message of hope shared by persecuted Christians.
How can we answer the call from Jesus to "go out and preach to all nations"? By supporting missionaries with our prayers and financial help.
Christians down through the ages have come to recognize the risen Christ in their midst as the Scriptures are proclaimed and the Eucharistic meal is shared.
Our faith rests on the reality of Jesus' Resurrection. Our Easter "Gospel" is a story of living faith in which we are participants.
In today's account of the Passion, Luke urges us to cling fast to the image of the Suffering Messiah, whose example of love ought to guide our personal and communal lives.
Lent is a time to alter our way of looking at ourselves and our world. In today's First Reading, Isaiah urges the people to notice that God is doing something new.
Throughout history God has held fast to a dream of harmony, and made it come true with forgiveness.
Jesus says all of us must be reform-minded. We all have opportunities to turn from sin and accept God's love.
Lent is a time when we re-affirm our Christian mission, no matter what our individual vocations may be.