How are God’s justice and mercy revealed in Isaiah? (Isaiah 58:1-14)

I. Introduction In this reflection, we will explore the powerful text of Isaiah 58:1-14, where God reveals His justice and mercy to His people. The passage invites us to examine our worship and our relationship with God, questioning whether our religious practices are genuine and reflect his will for us. By understanding how God’s justice…

What did Jesus teach about loving your neighbor? (Matthew 22:39)

Love of neighbor is a central theme in the teaching of Jesus Christ. In fact, the Bible says this is the second greatest commandment, after loving God with all our heart, soul, and mind. In Matthew 22:39, Jesus teaches that we are to love our neighbor as ourselves. In this article, we’re going to explore…

How was the defeat of the Maccabees at the Battle of Elasa described in 1 Maccabees 6:17-47?

The story of the Maccabees is one of the most interesting and inspiring in the Bible. They fought valiantly against the Seleucid oppressors and managed to regain Israel’s freedom and independence. However, not all battles were won by the Maccabees, and the defeat at the Battle of Elasa is an example of this. In this…

What does the Bible teach us about wisdom as a gift from God?

The Bible teaches us that wisdom is a gift from God and that we can seek it with humility and devotion. In Wisdom 6:16-21 we read: “Wisdom opens the mouths of the dumb and makes the tongues of the simple speak. those who seek her from distress, and protects them from those who wish her…