"People in need and with great desires can be persistent. God can also be persistent. Some people use the phrase the hound of heaven to describe the way in which God continues to pursue us"
" There are Old Testament prophets who complained that they were not up to the task. The Lord basically told them to go and do the task."
"The images that graced the walls of our parents' and grandparents' walls don't always work for younger people. As a matter of fact, they turn off many people."
"The Jesus of the gospels is the only real historical Jesus” (p. 23)."J
"As Pope Francis explained, when we fail to follow God’s will in our lives, “a kind of knot is created deep within us.” These knots take away our peace and serenity. They are dangerous, since many knots can form a tangle which becomes more and more painful and difficult to undo. "
"Prayer is one of the greatest antidotes against our recurring problems. Throughout his life, Jesus continually told the people: “Do not be afraid. Do not be anxious. "
"Why did Jesus have to make a fuss about testing Peter? Was it to get back at Peter for his threefold denial of the Lord during the Passion narrative?"