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Tag: Purification

What Does Jesus Mean When He Says We Must Be Salted with Fire?

May 28, 2018 4 Comments
What Does Jesus Mean When He Says We Must Be Salted with Fire?

The Gospel from last Thursday’s daily Mass featured one of Jesus’ lesser-known teachings: Everyone will be salted with fire. Salt is good, but if salt becomes insipid, with what will you restore its flavor? Keep salt in yourselves and you will have peace with one another (Mark 9:49-50). Let’s begin with a few observations about […]

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A Dramatic Biblical Moment That Nearly Everyone Missed

February 1, 2018 18 Comments
A Dramatic Biblical Moment That Nearly Everyone Missed

The moment of the Presentation of Jesus was one of the most dramatic in biblical history, yet almost no one noticed. The first part of this post is review for those of you who read my blog regularly. To skip to the newer insights, skip down to the sentence in red. Joseph and Mary have […]

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