Easter’s 50 days

Ruah! Breathe in the Holy Spirit!

The Great and Glorious Feast of Pentecost Sunday, June 4, 2017 In last Sunday’s blog, we talked about the Feast of the Ascension. After Jesus left the disciples and ascended into heaven, they were cowering behind locked doors, despondent, worried, fearful, bewildered, devastated. “[Then] suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving […]

You will be my witnesses to the ends of the earth!

The Feast of the Ascension  ~ May 28, 2017 The Feast of the Ascension of our Lord is part of the Easter mystery.  First is the Resurrection in which Jesus conquers death for us and reveals that life will never end. Then there is the Ascension in which Jesus is taken up into heaven to sit […]

I will not leave you orphans!

THE SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER ~ May 21, 2017 Ordinarily we human beings try to make some provisions for those we will leave behind when we die; Jesus, who became fully human and fully immersed in all that we are and do, was no exception. Some of us are concerned with anticipating and attending to […]

I am the Way and the Truth and the Life ~ for You!

THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER ~May 14, 2017 Today’s Gospel is part of Jesus’ intimate talk with his disciples at the Last Supper as recorded by John Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me.” I rely much of this commentary […]

Shepherd me, O God!

The Fourth Sunday of Easter ~ May 7, 2017 Good Shepherd Sunday Have you ever thought about how shepherds handle their sheep? They follow their shepherd, who walks in front of them. They are not goaded like cattle. Cowboys herd cattle from behind, pushing them forward. Not so with sheep. If we are to look […]

You will know him in the breaking of the bread

THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER ~ April 30, 2017 I would like to offer a reflection on my favorite resurrection story. I will reflect on the story, the fruit of my own imagination; but you need to engage your own.   (Please note: When I use the actual words from Scrip­ture, they appear in bold […]

The Second Sunday of Easter ~ Peace Be with You!

SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER ~ April 23, 2017  (Divine Mercy Sunday) When Jesus appeared to the apostles after the resurrection, he would greet them with the words, “Peace be with you.” They were very distressed and fearful, huddled together in the Upper Room behind locked doors. They were very sad and distraught that the One they […]