Just as those first rays of sun illuminated the empty tomb that resurrection day, may You, God, come and light my soul. Drive out the darkness of doubt and warm the stone of my heart. Work your miracle in me: Help me to truly rise with Christ today and everyday. Take this weary person and… Read More Lenten Reflection Series: Christ is Alive. Alleluia!
Perhaps the most radical Christian belief is a belief in the equal and innate dignity and worth of every single person. It subverts every cultural, historical, and biological form of unjust prejudice. St. Paul articulates it clearly in saying, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free person, there is not… Read More Lenten Reflection Series: That We All Might Be One
Today Christians around the world commemorate the death of Jesus on a Friday we so strangely call good. On his journey to the cross, Jesus experiences the fullness of human dysfunction: greed, jealousy, disloyalty, fear, abandonment, and death itself. We too experience this in our own flesh. Good Friday allows us to admit our own… Read More Lenten Reflection Series: The Redemptive Power of Christ and the Cross
Tonight we begin the Triduum. Tonight we gather together in remembrance of Christ. Tonight we celebrate the institution of the Paschal Meal and join in the Supper of the Lamb. This meal is what the Church has called the “the source and summit of the Christian life” (c.f. Lumen Gentium, 11), so it is important… Read More Lenten Reflection Series: The Source and Summit of the Christian Life
“What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?” (Matt 26:14) I often wonder how Judas was so ready to give away his friend so quickly. It’s been said that thirty pieces of silver back then would be about the equivalent to four or five hundred American dollars today. Was… Read More Lenten Reflection Series: Into the Hands of the Father
My mouth shall declare your justice, day by day your salvation (Psalm 71: 15). During this Lenten season, we are asked to reflect on the times we have failed to uphold the morals that we are supposed to value above all else. In today’s reading in particular, we are reminded of the painful betrayal that… Read More Lenten Reflection Series: Doing God’s Will, Pursuing Justice
Jesus’ hour has almost come; the actors are ready to play their roles and the show is about to go on. With only six days before the great celebration, which role will you play? There is Martha, giving of herself in joyful service, waiting on the needs of the Lord and the people of God.… Read More Lenten Reflection Series: Playing Our Role