Contained within Old Testament narratives of personal relationships with God are valuable lessons that can shape our own responses to God and to the gift of faith. But, as Nicholas King SJ warns us, 'Old Testament faith is no easy matter.'
Nicholas King SJ concludes Thinking Faith’s Advent series by highlighting the ways in which the readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent direct us towards the mystery we are preparing to celebrate, in which we have a part to play. In the frantic days that lead up to Christmas, it is vital that we take time ‘to gaze attentively at this child, who will put all the darkness of our world’.
Sarah Broscombe finds in the readings for the first Sunday of Advent in Year C an exhortation to be ready. How can we free ourselves from what might distract us during this important time of waiting?
The gospel for Mon 8 July contains one of Matthew's uses of the word 'faith'. Here and elsewhere, he links the readiness of Jesus to heal with the faith demonstrated by those in need.
St Paul was prone to using sporting metaphors. Where and why did Paul use athletic imagery in his letters?
Fri 24 May: What was new about what Jesus was asking with his instruction to 'love one another ... as I have loved you'?
Monday 19 August: All of the synoptic gospels record the conversation between Jesus and the rich young man who wanted to know how to gain eternal life. Jesus said, simply, 'keep the commandments'.
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