What does a “little while” mean anyway? Peter in his first letter talks about a “little while” in the context of the early church’s suffering and that it will end in that amount of time. I can’t recall what the best estimate for when Peter wrote the letter but it is more than a thousand […]
There is an almost endless array of images and metaphors in the Bible. Some of them are more helpful than others, for example, some of the more rural metaphors can be difficult for urban folks to grasp. The metaphor we worked with today is from St. Peter’s first letter and is building material, particularly stones. […]
In or out . . . who knows?
Virtually every human being wants to be part of a group. There are people who prefer solitude above everything else, but they are very much in the minority. We want to know we are “in.” There is not much wrong with the desire to be included but we cannot lose sight of the reality for […]