All Saints Sunday

Today we celebrate All Saints’ Day when we remember all those who have gone before us in the faith.  Although today we call special attention to them, really though, we remember them each Sunday, because our prayers rise up and join with theirs before the Lord and because we follow in the footsteps of the Church since Christ’s ascension.  We …

“God will provide for himself the lamb” – The Sacrifice of Isaac and Jesus Christ

The Lord had promised Abraham (formerly known as Abram, until he was renamed by the Lord) that he would one day have a son of his own with his wife Sarah.  Finally, in their old age, Sarah, as promised, gives birth to a son, Abraham’s long-promised heir.  Abraham names his son Isaac and has him circumcised on the eighth day as a sign …