Jesus is looking for you. Yes, you.

An open letter to those in need of God’s loving mercy (that is, all of us) Dear friend,For reasons known perhaps only to you, you have decided you are unworthy of God’s mercy. You have been on my mind lately, and in recent days I have felt strongly that God…

What are you afraid of?

Advent teaches us that the Lord is close at hand — and calms our fears I'm embarrassed to say that I used to be afraid of Mr. Bingle. Each Christmas shopping season back in the '50s, Lowenstein's department store featured the diminutive snowman puppet with a high-pitched voice who encouraged…

Let 'cloud of witnesses' bring inspiration, strength

Our deceased loved ones are safely in God's loving hands In these November days, as we look out our windows and walk the streets watching leaves fall against the backdrop of a wet, gray sky, the Church reminds us that as Christians we are full of hope. Why, during what…

Beatitudes: the heart of Jesus’ teaching

These blessings stretch our hearts and behavior to their fullest potential "We all want to live happily; in the whole human race there is no one who does not assent to this proposition, even before it is fully articulated.”

We cast the seed, ‘God gives the increase’

The world’s first building designed from scratch to serve as a broadcasting center was Broadcasting House, the head-quarters of the BBC in London, which opened in 1932. The back wall of its entrance hall features a huge sculpture by celebrated British stone-carver Eric Gill with a decidedly Christian inspiration.