Sunday Bible Reflection
The incident in today's Gospel is recorded only by Mark. The key line is what the crowd says at the end: "He has done all things well." In the Greek, this echoes the creation story, recalling that God saw all the things he had done and declared them good (see Genesis 1:31).
Mark also deliberately evokes Isaiah'...
Long before I considered becoming Catholic—during the time, in fact, when I considered myself to be anti-Catholic—I found myself drawn to the study of biblical typology.
Typology describes a certain approach to the reading the Bible. When Christians read typologically, they discern in the Old Testament “types” that prefigure a fulfillment in Jesus Christ. Isaiah spoke of a man of sorrows, and all Christians since the first generation have seen his...
Many of you will have heard of the passing of Dr. Hahn’s beloved mother, Molly Lou Hahn yesterday. A number of people have called the Center to share their sympathy and inquire about making memorial gifts in her honor. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and a dear friend of the Center. She will be greatly missed. Please keep her and the Hahn family in your prayers. If you would like to...
“See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are” (1 John 3:1).
I’ve often written and remarked on the astonishment that’s evident in that line. It seems to require an exclamation point: “And so we are!”
After decades of preaching the Word—the same message day after day, year after year—Saint John could still be...