The Hero in My Story

Why do bad things happen to good people? I may attempt to understand Judas, that he was simply human, but can someone please explain to me Joseph? Or Job? Were these two men superhuman? Of course, in both of their stories, God gives us a glimpse behind the curtains of providence: The devil was trying … Continue reading The Hero in My Story

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The Winemaker

I guess he hadn’t completely broken off ties with his family. For in this scene, we find Jesus still hanging out with his mum and even attending a wedding together. I wonder, was he a mama’s boy? John doesn’t tell us. But he does tell us that there was a wedding, and that the wedding … Continue reading The Winemaker

Yes, We Are Older Than God

G. K. Chesterton, in his classic work, Orthodoxy, says: “A child kicks his legs rhythmically through excess, not absence, of life. Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, ‘Do it again’; and the grown-up person does it again until … Continue reading Yes, We Are Older Than God

For the Discouraged Fisherman

'[Jesus] called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?” “No,” they answered.' (John 21:5) Christ the cook. Hardly would one throw this descriptor into a bag full of the popular titles of Jesus: Son of God, Messiah, Healer, Teacher, Redeemer, Savior. We can revere Healers, we do admire Teachers, we long for a Redeemer … Continue reading For the Discouraged Fisherman