Seventh Sunday of Easter 2017

There are certain times during the Liturgical Year, which mirrors the life of Our Lord, in which we are called to wait in patience and in silence.   Our Lord spent three days in the tomb after His crucifixion and before His resurrection, and this is reflected in the stillness and…

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Solemnity of the Ascension 2017

We see the Ascension of Jesus Christ as riding on the cloud, as in at least three places in the Old Testament: Psalm 110 Daniel chapter 7 Revelation 14 David, the model for the great Messiah, but David is flawed; sinned with Bathsheba, not given the task of building the…

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Sixth Sunday of Easter 2017

With the Christian feast of Pentecost fast approaching, our focus in the readings for the Mass direct us to the Holy Spirit – the Paraclete.   In our Gospel this week, Jesus is passing the torch, as it were, to His disciples, reminding them to remain faithful to the truth…

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Fifth Sunday of Easter 2017

As Jesus had told His disciples, so He tells us: “Love one another as I have loved you.” and “No one has greater love than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” Jesus chose to go all the way down to God-forsakenness out of love for each one of…

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Fourth Sunday of Easter 2017

What is your perception of God?   Could this affect how well or poorly you think you’re doing in your spiritual life? Do you think of God as a harsh taskmaster?  Or one who criticises?  Or the one who is ready to cast you into deep darkness? How do those images…

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Third Sunday of Easter 2017

“Blessed Assurance.” This is what Jesus had after His agony in the Garden of Gethsemane. During that agony, He gave over all His human fears and anxieties, knowing full well that “the lot marked out for [me] is my delight” and that He was experiencing His “allotted portion and cup.”

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Divine Mercy Sunday 2017

Let’s get back to basics: What is mercy?  Experientially?    When someone is down on their luck, constantly kicked when they’re down.  They are looking for someone to show them kindness — mercy in their misfortune. Suppose someone messed up in a big way.  They may have said the wrong…

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