Mysterious Fruits

In Ephesus, Paul encounters some disciples who “have never even heard that there is a Holy Spirit” (Acts 19:2). As Pentecost draws near, the Church gives us an opportunity to reflect on the gift of the Holy Spirit which Christ … Continue reading

Jesus, Storm-Bearer

Editor’s note: This is the sixth post in a series commenting on the first words of Christ as presented in the Gospels. The Spirit of the Lord is upon me… to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord. (Lk 4:18–19) … Continue reading

Give Us Wisdom to Govern

“Give me, therefore, wisdom and knowledge to govern this people, for otherwise who could rule this vast people of yours?” (2 Chr 1:9–10) Ascending the throne of Israel, Solomon trembled inside. King David, Solomon’s father, had ruled a united Israel … Continue reading