The kingdom of God, as you might remember from your catechetical instruction, is actually three kingdoms: the kingdom of power, which the world, where God rules whether people recognize His rule or not; the kingdom of grace, which is the Christian Church; and the kingdom of glory, which is the glorious place that we call heaven, where we will spend eternity through the grace of Christ.
There seems to be a lot of confusion these days over what the Bible teaches about wealth and money.
To fear someone is hold that person in awe--to take him seriously--to respect him because you are mindful of his position (especially in relationship to you) and of the authority that rests in his hands. This is the way that we are to look at God.
The story of our Savior blessing the little children is one of the most familiar in the Bible. We hear it every time that we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Baptism. It's a touching story, one in which we see Jesus Himself placing children in a place of prominence--a place of importance.
…that you ask God for a lot more than you thank Him for--that you complain to God a lot more often than you praise Him.
If you listen or read closely enough, you can pick up on the editorial or personal bias of a person just by the words that he or she chooses to use.
Many traditions had very practical beginnings but are no longer relevant or useful