Tag Archive | Lenten season

I can see! You light up my life! Who lights up your life?

The Fourth Sunday of Lent The story of the man born blind (Sunday, March 22nd, 2020) 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 in all of […]

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

A spring in North Florida / Bob Traupman The Third Sunday of Lent (March 22, 2020 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 […]

Have you ever had a mountaintop experience like Jesus did?

The Second Sunday of Lent ~ March 8th, 2020 Jesus takes Peter, James and John to a mountaintop and there they have ~ well ~ a “peak” experience extraordinaire.   It’s the story of the Transfiguration of Jesus in which he takes his favorite companions, Peter, James and John up a high mountain to pray. And there […]

The Fidelity of Jesus: May we be faithful too!

The First Sunday of Lent ~The Fidelity of Jesus ~ March 1st, 2020. 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 […]

The Jesus I know and love ~ And I want you to know and love him too!

Thursday after Ash Wednesday, February 27, 2020 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). […]

Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion ~ My God, why have you forsaken me!

Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion ~ April 19, 2019 Like a sapling he grew in front of us, Like a root in arid ground… a thing despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and familiar with suffering …. And yet ours were the sufferings he bore, ours the sorrows he carried. But […]

Second Sunday of Lent ~ Have you been to the mountain?

The Second Sunday of Lent ~ March 17, 2019 Jesus takes Peter, James and John to a mountaintop and there they have ~ well ~ a “peak” experience extraordinaire.  It’s a great story.  It contrasts with last week’s story of Jesus in the desert being tempted by the devil.  Today Jesus is receiving a wonderful […]