Monthly Archives: March 2013

Gleanings: This is the Day

These words from John Henry Newman provide a good meditation as Easter Day comes to a close… And here we are, even on this great Day, this Day of days, on which Christ arose from the dead,—here are we… as … Continue reading

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Holy Week 2013: The End of Weeping

Easter Sunday John 20:1-18 Today will be the last day of weeping for many people, just like it was for Mary.  The risen Christ comes to us and calls us by name, putting an end to the primal sadness that … Continue reading

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Holy Week 2013: Exposed!

Holy Saturday John 19:38-42 Nicodemus had come to Jesus by night, apparently to keep his visit with Jesus a secret.  Joseph too was a “secret disciple.” Neither of them would have been expected to be the two who showed up … Continue reading

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Holy Week 2013: Martyrdom or Atonement?

Good Friday John19: 16-18 Good Friday is a day to ponder the difference between martyrdom and atonement. I once overheard an interesting conversation.  The first person was emphasizing the message of the Gospel that “Jesus died for you.” The second … Continue reading

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Holy Week 2013: The One Sign

Maundy Thursday John 13:1-17; 31b-35 How many times will we have to read this passage before we get it? There is only one sign to the world that Christianity is real—Christians love each other. Whenever we play “one upsmanship” in … Continue reading

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Holy Week 2013: Handed the Bread

Holy Wednesday John 13:21-32 Have you been handed a piece of bread by Jesus?  I have.  It is not the bread of forgiveness.  It is the bread of betrayal.  Like Judas, I have found myself at the table, knowing full … Continue reading

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Holy Week 2013: Lent As Eucharist

Holy Tuesday John 12:20-36 When we receive holy communion, we say, “Christ has died.  Christ is risen. Christ will come again.” The journey of holy week takes us through the same three dimensions of faith.  The death and resurrection of … Continue reading

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