“Thus says the Lord: Say to those whose hearts are frightened: Be strong, fear not! Here is your God…he comes to save you!” Isaiah 35:4-7a.
“Jesus said to them: ‘I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.”
“The hand of the Lord feeds us; he answers all our needs.” Psalm 145
“Jesus said to them: ’A prophet is not without honor except in his native place and his kin and his own house.’ So, he could not perform any mighty deed there, apart from curing a few sick people by laying hands on them. He was amazed at their lack of faith.” Mark 6:1-6.
“To what can I compare the kingdom of God? It is like a mustard seed that is the smallest of all the seeds on the earth when it is sown in the ground. But once it is sown, it springs up and becomes the largest of plants and puts forth large branches so that the …
“I am the living bread that came down from heaven, says the Lord; whoever eats this bread will live forever.” John 6:51.
“And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.” (Matt 28:16-20).
“Put on, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, bearing with one another and forgiving one another.” Colossians 3: 12-17
As I mark fifty years of ordination on May 29th, let me share my story in three acts: Open Doors, Make Preaching Better, and Apostolic Courage.
“Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” John 20: 19-23.