Among the various characterizations of Mary, I find myself repeatedly drawn to Mary as the Second Eve in parallel to St. Paul’s reference to Christ as the Second Adam (Rom 5:12, 15; I Cor 15:45, 47).
Clergy, lay leaders, sensitive readers: please consider a ministry of matchmaking.
When a certain burden must be borne by some more than others, do we suddenly adopt the pirate’s code that Those who fall behind are left behind?
Babel, Pentecost, and a language for the gentiles
Some of us are both gay and conservative, and for us, the question isn’t so much how to hold diverse groups within TEC together — the more “progressive” lesbian and gay Christians “over there,” say, with the more “conservative” traditionalists “over here.”
Maybe having children is a goad to holiness because it shows us just how little progress we actually make in holiness.
The Cross is the nuptial bed on which is consummated the union of divine nature and human nature in the “one flesh” of Jesus. Nothing connotes this more powerfully than our Lord’s final “word” from the cross.