Category: Religion

Help, Do not Close Your Ear to the Cry of the Poor

“And as he sat at table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down with Jesus and his disciples.” (Matthew 9:10) Although our first reading today contains a lot of striking proverbial sayings, one that strikes a chord profoundly is: “He who closes his ear to the cry of the … Continue reading Help, Do not Close Your Ear to the Cry of the Poor

The Companions of Jesus Christ

“Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others… provided for them out of their means.” (Luke 8:3) Today’s Gospel passage specifically mentions the fact that there were certain women who accompanied Jesus in the course of his missionary enterprise. These women were not simply part of the crowd, they played a … Continue reading The Companions of Jesus Christ