This Maundy Thursday reflection comes to you during a very strange and difficult time for each of us as we seek to stay connected and to walk in faith to the cross and beyond. My heart is with each of you this night.
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In truth on Palm Sunday we actually combine two liturgies, two holy days into one. We start with the Palm Sunday liturgy and then, with the reading of the Passion we move into Good Friday as well.
As we can see from the conversation between Jesus and Peter in today’s Gospel, Jesus’ ministry which began with such an outpouring of popularity, because of his personal charisma, his message of a new kingdom and his healing ministry, becomes harder for his disciples to comprehend when he starts talking about who he really was and what he had to do- i.e. suffer and die.
Can you imagine a total stranger coming up to you, sticking his fingers into your ears, spitting and touching your tongue? And your own friends brought you to him!
Military language of battle and war to describe the Christian life isn’t exactly in vogue these days, not just because …
Through the lens of the last supper, the Church has interpreted Jesus’ long dialogue in John 6 as proof of his presence in the Holy Meal, the Holy Communion.
Who was that man- or more precisely who is this man…
Day after feeding of the masses-large following-want to make him king- miracle makes crowd want more.
Glass half empty or half full? How would you answer that question? It might be fun to have a conversation …
From humble roots, to slayer of Goliath, to military commander, to successor of Saul as King of Israel …