Before the advance of Christianity, chronic or severe illness was viewed with suspicion and many people shared the experience of the woman in the Gospel account. The church acted as a surrogate family, which cared for both its own members and those outside
Jesus speaks to the Samaritan woman at the well and tells her, as well as us, that we must confront our own sin before we can become true worshipers.
Advent is not just a remembrance of Christ’s arrival but also his return. The parable of the wise virgins reminds us to be prepared to wait and endure until he comes again.
Turning water into wine at the wedding in Cana was the first sign that reveals Jesus’s glory. The sign reveals his glory as the only Son from the Father and his glory as the Bridegroom of those who believe in him. He comes to us in this fallen and sinful world, he takes us to himself, and from […]