Archive for September, 2012

James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a, Mark 9:30-37

September 23, 2012

“The quest of the human heart for meaning is the heartbeat of every religion.” This insight comes from a spiritual leader of our own day, David Steindl-Rast.  “The quest of the human heart for meaning is the heartbeat of every religion.”

The reading from James invites us to pursue our quest for meaning; because once again he writes of works.  In the previous chapter he wrote, “What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you?”  The implication is: no it cannot. (more…)

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