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Consuming fireScott Hahn

Our God is a consuming fire, the Scriptures tell us (see Hebrews 12:29; Deuteronomy 4:24). And in this week's Gospel, Jesus uses the image of fire to describe the demands of discipleship. The fire He ...

Faith of our fathers Scott Hahn

We are born of the faith of our fathers, descending from a great cloud of witnesses whose faith is attested to on every page of Scripture (see Hebrews 12:1). We have been made His people, chosen for His ...

The Fool's VanityScott Hahn

Trust in God -- as the Rock of our salvation, as the Lord who made us His chosen people, as our shepherd and guide. This should be the mark of our following of Jesus. Like the Israelites we recall in ...

Asked and answered Scott Hahn

Though we be "but dust and ashes," we can presume to draw near and speak boldly to our Lord, as Abraham dares in this week's First Reading. But even Abraham -- the friend of God (see Isaiah 41:8), our ...

Waiting on the LordScott Hahn

God wants to dwell with each of us personally, intimately -- as the mysterious guests once visited Abraham's tent, as Jesus once entered the home of Mary and Martha. By his hospitality in this week's ...

Taking the call Scott Hahn

In this week's First Reading, Elijah's disciple is allowed to kiss his parents goodbye before setting out to follow the prophet's call. But we are called to follow a greater than Elijah, this week's ...

Blessed and givenScott Hahn

At the dawn of salvation history, God revealed our future in figures. That's what's going on in today's First Reading: A king, and high priest, comes from Jerusalem (see Psalm 76:3), offering bread and ...

Glorious processions Scott Hahn

In today's Liturgy, we're swept through time in glorious procession -- from before earth and sky were set in place to the coming of the Spirit upon the new creation, the Church. We begin in the heart ...