When we've tasted new life in Christ, we just have to tell others about it. Believers become apostles.
In Baptism we say yes to God, setting us on a journey of faith that continues to this day.
Our Christian identity is a choice we must re-affirm again and again in the face of temptation.
Jesus assures us that God will look after us even as God cares for the birds of the sky or the grass of the field.
Far from being an exercise in arrogance, striving to “be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect,” is our way to salvation.
Jesus is a new kind of lawgiver, as he says he has come not to abolish the law and the prophets, but to fulfill them.
Christianity is more than words—it’s a life lived out in concrete action.
Jesus proclaims that our suffering, our poverty, our grieving, our search for justice, our acts of mercy and peacemaking, our humility, can make us “blessed.”
And lest we think we can remain spectators, the liturgy invites us to shoulder the role of disciple.
All who have been baptized in Christ are called to undertake the same mission of the Servant—being a light to others.