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Bible Book: John

Nativity figures of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph with halos

It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

The first chapter of the Gospel of John doesn’t begin like any of the other Gospels. Matthew roots the coming of Jesus in the history of Israel.

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A crucifix hanging on a wall with reliefs above it of God the Father (depicted as a bearded man) and the Holy Spirit (depicted as a dove), plus many angels

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

What implications does the idea of relating to those around you with the same mutual, self-giving love that characterizes the Trinity have for your life and work?

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An ceramic ornament of a dove lying on a wooden counter

The Peace of Christ

No matter how dark it gets—even up to and including death itself—the peace of Christ is available to us, given anew over and over again by the Holy Spirit.

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A fishing boat out on the sea at dawn

And Our Despair He Turns to Blazing Joy

Think of those disciples on the shore of the Sea of Tiberius. Confused, caught between the old and the new, puzzled by their post-Resurrection meetings with Jesus, fishing in the dark and catching nothing.

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Temple Mount in Jerusalem seen from the Mount of Olives

Where are You Planted? Part 1

If we want to flourish in life, if we want to live fully and fruitfully, then we need to develop an intimate, growing relationship with Jesus.

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