I have pointed out to the editors of our archdiocesan newspaper the irony in calling it The Leaven.
While they place certain limitations on us, the overall result is fullness of life.
Jesus tells the apostles three times not to be afraid.
This Sunday, we celebrate the feast of the ascension of Our Lord.
God, as such, is beyond all our comprehension.
By adhering to Jesus, we will arrive there.
In our day and age, proving your identity has become more and more important . . . and more cumbersome.
That is how we encounter the risen Christ.
The Gospel of Matthew, like the Gospel of Luke, draws heavily upon the Gospel of Mark as its source, with a few additions of its own.
In any case, seeing it helps us to believe.