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According to John, it was fear "of the Jews" that made the disciples huddle behind locked doors. Not only have such statements spawned Christian anti-Semitism for centuries, but I think John got it wrong as to the root cause of their fear.
Bryn Smallwood Garcia
During Lent, I did not do any fasting, but I did try to eat more slowly, peacefully, mindfully.
Emily C. Heath
Two years from now Easter and April Fool's Day will coincide on April 1st.
We admire seekers. We like the lone protagonist who struggles to attain God. But God isn't a reward, a prize at the finish line of striving.
Kenneth L. Samuel
The resurrection is about something more than life beyond the tomb. The resurrection is also about the liberation of those who've been revived.
Sometimes, a genuine experience of God becomes a pious amnesia. The newly inspired forget what they were like before.
Richard L. Floyd
Today's passage is a humble little one I have never really noticed before. I love that about Scripture, when new gems previously overlooked shine for us.
Jesus wants you to go to Galilee. He will see you there.
Today, I need God, and every scrap of reason I can muster tells me that God is not coming.
Most of our spiritual progress, at least once we reach adulthood, is made by lurching from crisis to crisis, grief to grief, and somehow surviving all of them.