Tag Archive | Navarre Bible

The Home That We Will Never Have To Leave

“The Trinity! Here we find our abode, the intimacy we desire so much, the home that we will never have to leave.” —Bl. Elizabeth of the Trinity —I came across this quote in the commentary on Ephesians 2:11-22 in the Navarre Bible – New Testament: Compact Edition   Advertisements

To Enter Fully Into the Holy Scriptures

This account chows the importance Holy Scripture has for evangelization—and how necessary a guide is for its interpretation: “I can say from my own experience that I am neither more studious nor more saintly than the eunuch who left the royal palace and traveled up from Egypt, from the ends of the earth, to the […]

Genuine Love of Jesus is Not the Rejection of God’s Truth

Genuine love of Jesus involves making an effort to keep God’s commandments. Particularly the commandment of brotherly love, following the example of Christ who went as far to die for us. The persecutions and difficulties of a follower of Christ inevitably meets up should never shake his faith or discourage him. On the contrary, they […]

He Loves You

We can see how deeply Jesus feels from the way he weeps over Lazarus. This weeping shows him to be truly human and it also evidences God’s love for man. “Jesus is your Friend—the friend—with a human heart, like yours, with most loving eyes that wept for Lazarus. And as much as he loved Lazarus, […]

John 9 Commentary

What an example of firm faith the blind man gives us! […] What power could the water possibly contain that when the blind man’s eyes were moistened with it they were cured? Surely some mysterious eye salve, or precious medicine made up in the laboratory of some wise alchemist, would have done better? But the […]

Mary: True Mother from Beginning to End

The presence of the Blessed Virgin at the miracle, as also her presence later at Calvary (19:25), shows our Mother’s involvement in the work of Redemption. Mary cooperates in Jesus’ work from beginning to end; she acts as a true mother, and in both episodes we can see her special solicitude towards everyone. At Cana […]

Prayer and Faith

In order to pray, let us believe; and for our faith not to weaken, let us pray. Faith causes prayer to grow, and when prayer grows our faith is strengthened. —St. Augustine —in the Navarre Bible – New Testament: Compact Edition, from the commentary on Luke 18:1-8