Sermons on “Scriptures”
The figure of Daniel gives us encouragement to work hard in the world, while reminding us that there are always dangers and we must remember that our first allegiance is to God. God vindicated Daniel, even as he later vindicated Jesus, raising him from the pit of death, and even as, please God, he will someday raise us.
Maybe this is an impious impulse, but whenever a Christmas story starts with “In the beginning was the Word,” most of us wonder where the shepherds and donkeys are? Fr. Thomas exposes the power of the opening of St. John’s Gospel in our lives.