John A. Marcolini (Pennsylvania)
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Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury.” - Mark 12:43 (NRSV)
I was awakened by the phone ringing at 6:00 a.m., and like any parent I immediately feared bad news about my children. Instead, I was alerted to a raging fire that was consuming a home four houses away. Even more devastating, the fire claimed the life of one of the...
"Many of us are used to the idea that we might speak to God or to Jesus. Maybe at times it feels like shouting into the darkness or whatnot, but it’s not hard to do—at least as an imaginative exercise. What’s harder—even imaginatively—is to try to hear Jesus speaking to us. Are we just making things up? Are we just using Jesus as a puppet to say whatever we want to hear?" READ MORE