Tag: Holy Week

The Way of Faith

My pastor’s recent homily moved me to tears.  He spoke about the recent visit to Iraq by Pope Francis. It was the first ever papal visit to that country. It was dangerous. There was so much violence, not to mention the pandemic.  No one thought he should go.  The thought that kept running through my… Read More ›

Holy Saturday

“Then they went away quickly from the tomb, fearful yet overjoyed, and ran to announce this to his disciples.” – Matthew 28:8 Fear.  It is mentioned several times in this gospel passage. The angel said – “Do not be afraid.” The guards were shaken with fear of Him. The disciples were fearful but overjoyed. And… Read More ›

Good Friday

When Jesus had taken the wine, he said, “It is finished.” And bowing his head, he handed over the spirit. – John 19:30 It is now the early morning of Holy Saturday. I have been reflecting all day on Good Friday. Here we all are, in the middle of this pandemic, living in what we… Read More ›

Jesus Loves

He loved his own in the world and he loved them to the end. – John 13:1 Jesus loved His own and loved them to the end. I wonder how I would have felt if Jesus came to wash my feet. Probably unworthy. Uncomfortable. Peter did not want Jesus to wash his feet. I can… Read More ›

Jesus and Peter

Peter said to him, “Master, why can’t I follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.” – Mt 13:37 Peter, Peter, Peter. We all know, of course, that Peter will deny Jesus three times. But we still love him, because many of us are a lot like him. I would like to… Read More ›

Holy Week

Monday of Holy Week, March 21 Isaiah 42:1-7; John 12:1-11 Mary took a liter of costly perfumed oil made from genuine aromatic nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and dried them with her hair; the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil. – John 12:3 Mary went above and beyond to display… Read More ›

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