Tag Archive | William Barclay

Love one another as I have love you

The Fifth Sunday of Lent “I give you a new commandment—Love one another as I have loved you.” The scene is the Last Supper . . . . When Judas had left them, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him. If God is glorified in him . […]

I’ve been to the mountain

The Second Sunday of Lent ~ February 21, 2016 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 […]

The herald of the King

THE SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT As we examine the gospel of Luke this year, we see that for this gospel writer, the emergence of John the Baptist was one of the hinges on which history turned. He dramatically dates it in six different ways.  Here’s the text . . . In the fifteenth year of […]

Life Surge

THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER Dear Friends, Jesus is so cool in the images he uses to communicate. In the gospel passage today (John 15:1-8), Jesus says, “I am the vine, you are the branches.” (You can read the entire passage below.) Our Scripture scholar-friend William Barclay tells us that Jesus often uses images that […]

Palm Sunday of the Passion ~ The Last Days of Jesus

Palm Sunday of the Passion ~ March 29, 2015 Dear Friends, All is ready now for the final days of our Lenten journey with Jesus.   The drama of the Paschal Mystery will  be re-enacted  once again in  parishes throughout the world.  I have loved the liturgy of Holy Week since I was a boy […]

The Fidelity of Jesus

The First Sunday of Lent ~ The Fidelity of Jesus (February 22, 2015) (All the Scripture texts for this Mass can be found at the link that follows.  After you’ve looked at this site,  to get back to this page,  at the top Left corner of your computer screen look for the tiny arrow ( […]

Palm Sunday ~ The Last Days of Jesus

Palm Sunday / April 13, 2014 Dear Friends, All is ready now for the final days of our Lenten journey with Jesus.   The drama of the Paschal Mystery will  be re-enacted  once again in  parishes throughout the world.  I have loved the liturgy of Holy Week since I was a boy and in this […]