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Unbind us, Lord! Let us go free!

The Fifth Sunday of Lent ~ April 2nd, 2017 John the Evangelist has still another incredible story of a three-part series used by the church to show us how Jesus wants to be for us: He is the One who unbinds our shackles ~ calls us forth from the tombs of our lives and offers […]

I can see! You light up my life!

The Fourth Sunday of Lent – The story of the man born blind ( March 26th, 2017) John the Evangelist is inviting us to ask ourselves:  Who are the blind ones?  Who are those who see? This story is amazing.  William Barclay, the great Presbyterian scripture scholar, comments that “there’s no more vivid character drawing […]

A thirsty man meets a thirsty woman ~ are you thirsty too?

The Third Sunday of Lent (March 19, 2017) We’re in an important series of Sunday scriptures used to help catechumens (those preparing to meet the Lord in baptism).  In using this series of three stories (1st) The Woman at the Well, (2nd) The Man Born Blind (next Sunday) and (3rd)  The Raising of Lazarus, the […]

Have you been to the mountain?

The Second Sunday of Lent ~ March 12th, 2017 Jesus takes Peter, James and John to a mountaintop and there they have ~ well ~ a “peak” experience extraordinaire.  I’d like to begin once again with some notes from Scripture scholar William Barclay. He says that tradition has it that this event took place on Mount […]

The Fidelity of Jesus ~ May we be faithful too!

The First Sunday of Lent ~The Fidelity of Jesus ~ March 5th, 2017 This is a story about fidelity in the face of temptation. This is a story about the Jesus I know and love. Before I get into my own thoughts on this important opening story in the life of our Lord, I’d like to […]

The Jesus I know and love

Thursday after Ash Wednesday, March 2, 2017 Dear Sisters and Brothers, In the first reading, Moses says: “I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse.  Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live, by loving the Lord, your God, heeding his voice, and holding fast to him” (Deuteronomy 30:15-20). […]