"His image of a burning fire refers directly to the Old Testament notion of Yahweh as a consuming fire. "
"Peter never fully moves beyond his weakness, fear and sinfulness. He is called to a particular role, precisely in his imperfection."
"It is because God’s voice can be so silent and gentle that we need to be discerning"
"No video conference or chat through a window quite allows us to truly show the affection we want to on this day."
"Psalm 16 today reminds us, You show me the path of life. In your presence there is fullness of joy; in your right hand are pleasures for evermore."
"The Passion of Christ is being lived out by millions of people throughout the world. Let's keep them in mind as we contemplate the players in John's account of the Passion of Jesus Christ."
"Holy Thursday is a celebration of service, service to one another that sometimes takes humble forms."
"Jesus’ lordship over death does not prevent him from showing sincere compassion over the pain of this separation. It is in this account that we get the famous line: Jesus wept"
"“We have seen the Christ …and like the wise ones of old we can no longer go home by the familiar route. A new way is ours today.”"