Detail: Il allait par les villages en route pour Jérusalem. By James Tissot.

HOLY WEEK: PALM SUNDAY (Steadfast Journey)

Even as He journeyed toward Jerusalem, a contingency of sympathetic religious leaders intercepted Jesus’ company warning: “Get out and depart from here, for Herod wants to kill You.” Jesus calmly assured them that Herod had no ability to affect His plans. He would continue toward Jerusalem undeterred.

Esther Denouncing Haman, (c. 1888).

The Choice (Purim)

You can choose to ignore the animus focused on the Jewish community and delude yourself into thinking you have no responsibility. Or, you can choose to follow Esther’s example and stand in solidarity with and as an advocate for God’s Chosen People.

Haman and Mordecai.

Anti-Semitic Schemes (Purim)

Much to the disgrace of humanity, history is replete with attempts to exterminate the Jewish people. Even though it would be instructive, those intent on harming the Jewish fail to take into account a consequential principle demonstrated in the Old Testament book of Esther.

God Is Holy (Isaiah 6:1-5)

God’s holiness so deeply impacted Isaiah he thought his life was over. In all likelihood, he recalled the words of God to Moses saying, “no man shall see Me and live” (Ex.33:20). Whether a vision or a view into the heavenly realm, we know Isaiah was never the same.