Image and Likeness of God

 Posted by on December 7, 2013
Dec 072013
Image and Likeness of God

by CK Persons

Humans are made in the image and likeness of God, according to the Hebrew Scriptures (Genesis 1:27). The Hebrew words selem (image) and demut (likeness) basically mean representation. Some scholars state that the words suggest counterpart as well.

A Love for Mary

 Posted by on January 28, 2013
Jan 282013
A Love for Mary

Recently I volunteered at my daughter’s Catholic nursery school and spent the day helping children and teachers with the day’s activities. My favorite time was sitting in a circle, listening to a story about hibernating bears and singing songs. There was a song that said “good morning” to God, and they genuflected before and after […]

Black Sheep

 Posted by on November 2, 2012
Nov 022012
Black Sheep

Last week my three-year-old started nursery school. My ex-husband chose a Catholic school nearby and I agreed that we should enroll her there. I squelched my trepidation and tried to focus on the benefits of a Catholic education. Although we had agreed to raise our daughter Catholic years before she was born, my relationship with […]

Serving Two Masters – Part 2

 Posted by on April 10, 2011
Apr 102011

By C.K. Persons

In last month’s column I began an exploration of Matthew 6:24: “No one can serve two masters. A person will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” My focus was two-fold…

The Scandal of the Incarnation

 Posted by on November 18, 2010
Nov 182010

By CK Persons

The Catholic Church is no stranger to scandal as the sexual abuse crisis makes abundantly clear. But the most scandalous thing about Catholicism – and this is not to minimize the horrible effects of sexual and power abuse — is the Incarnation