Wow, it’s a beautiful day… perfect for Easter Week. We have 8 days of Easter Sundays to bask in the greatness of the Resurrection…. and then a total of 50 days for the Easter season. “Christ has died, Christ has risen, Christ will come again”. We’re a few days into the Divine Mercy Novena praying for some … Continue reading “Greetings From Cast Away Island”
Well, this is stacking up to be a unique Triduum and Easter. While minding my own business the other day, I was shocked to test positive for Covid. I didn’t have any real symptoms other than a little fatigue…which I seem to have normally. Anyway, I tested positive and was “sent to my room” ( … Continue reading “Covid Is Still Sneaking Around”
Today is Easter Monday...we're in the octave of Easter...8 days of Easter Sundays. It's the greatest season of the year. Christ is risen from the dead. It's time to celebrate ...a time to think of Christ's victory and our ultimate victory. Nevertheless, we can get caught and dragged back into the sorrows of our earthly … Continue reading “The Shadow Of Death”
Originally Posted April 12, 2020 Have you ever been really surprised, I mean really shocked…in a pleasant way? Remember when Eli Manning hit David Tyree with that impossible pass in the final two minutes of Superbowl XLII…. against the Patriots. I jumped so high, I almost hit my head on the ceiling. We were screaming … Continue reading Easter Sunday- What A Surprise!
Originally Posted April 11, 2020 I recently saw that Mel Gibson is making a sequel to the Passion of the Christ movie, titled “The Resurrection”. In an interview Gibson mentioned the movie will explore, among many things, “when Jesus descended into hell”. I’ve often pondered what that was like…the time between Jesus’s death on the … Continue reading Holy Saturday- A Lot Going On
Good Friday… a day of the greatest sorrow and disappointment, and a day of greatness and magnificence and victory. Thank you Jesus for giving your very life to save us from our sins.May we respond with our whole life in return.
Originally Posted April 9, 2020 Holy Thursday is great! There is almost too much to fit into a single day. When all the kids were home, at around 5:00pm we would begin with the seder meal, (unleavened bread, haroseth, lamb, bitter herbs, wine) symbolizing the Jews’ exodus from Egypt. The youngest child would always ask, … Continue reading “Holy Thursday – What A Day”
Sometimes when I’m reading about Jesus walking the earth, I can think of a series of scripted events… somewhat precise and orchestrated…. everyone has their parts, maybe even predictable. I can tend to not be surprised….. “oh, I know this story…yes, okay, I know what happens here; my imagination can be put to the side.” Well, … Continue reading “Prepare for Surprises”
“Holy week is a week of tenderness. All through the Gospel, from his birth right up to his death, the Lord exhibits much tenderness, especially in the way he treats the sinner.” (Catherine de Hueck Doherty, 3-29-21 edition of Magnificat). In Isaiah, it says, “A bruised reed he shall not break, and a smoldering wick he … Continue reading “Tenderness of Jesus”
Can you believe that it’s Holy Week…. yikes Lent has raced by. To be honest, I’m not “jumping up and down” about my Lent……”Best Lent Ever”??? …gee, I don’t think so. Yet, we are not always the best judge of our own spiritual condition, and we shouldn’t be too quick to apply a grade to our Lent. … Continue reading “How’s Your Lent Going?”