Category Archives: The mystery of suffering

the cross is integral

There are significant numbers of Christians who play down the sufferings and death of Jesus.  Their emphasis is on prosperity and the good things of life.  The cross is relegated to the sidelines. Jesus, Himself, sees it differently. We are … Continue reading

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the fullness of life is in following Jesus

Our Lenten readings are filled with deep emotion as Jesus prepares and challenges His disciples to journey with Him to the bitter end.  John 12:20-33 “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.  Amen, amen, I … Continue reading

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the Kingdom of God is here

“For behold, the Kingdom of God is among you.” These words come from the lips of Jesus in today’s Gospel, Luke 17:20-25. We are faced with great mystery:  the Kingdom of God is among us but still Satan prowls the earth … Continue reading

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discipline rather than self-indulgence

Romans 8:12-17, speaks about the need for a disciplined life.  It’s easy to become a captive of our self indulgent society. Paul says: “…. if you live according to the flesh, you will die, but if by the spirit you put … Continue reading

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the most consoling words

Today is the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.  It is a day in which we remember that the Cross of Jesus is the great sign of our salvation.  Our Gospel reading, John 3:13-17, offers us some of … Continue reading

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