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DARK SATURDAY: HOLY WEEK

April 19, 2022

April 16, 2022 Good afternoon, ( What does ‘he ascended’ mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions?  He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.)   Ephesians 4:9-10 PRAYER  Lord,It is the darkest day:     the day between the death of […]

GOOD FRIDAY

April 15, 2022

GOOD FRIDAY APRIL 15, 2022 GOOD MORNING, THE DEATH OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST 44 It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, 45 for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. 46 Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my […]

THURSDAY: HOLY WEEK

April 14, 2022

April 14, 2022 ( Thursday of Holy Week ) Good afternoon, ” The surrender of God in the person of Jesus Christ is the great mystery of God. God does not hold back and wait until we get things right; rather, God loves us where we are and as we are. In the Incarnation, divine love […]

Wednesday: Holy Week

April 13, 2022

April 13, 2022 ( Wednesday of Holy Week )Good afternoon, Jesus spends a week in Jerusalem, and John tells us little about it. The other Gospels have Jesus in Jerusalem only in that week. John has Jesus going back and forth a few times over the course of three years. Jesus arrives for the Parade in John […]

TUESDAY: HOLY WEEK

April 12, 2022

April 12, 2022Good afternoon, ( Tuesday of Holy Week )Read about Jesus’ time in Jerusalem, up to the last supper. Matthew 21:12 – 25:46Mark 11:12 – 14:11Luke 19:45 – 22:38John 12:16-50 Matthew is the longest, while John is the shortest. Jesus tells parables, does some teaching and confronts the religious leaders. I believe Jesus thought this was the […]

MONDAY: HOLY WEEK

April 12, 2022

April 11, 2022  ( Monday of Holy Week  )Good afternoon, ” Jesus went straight to the Temple and threw out everyone who had set up shop, buying and selling. He kicked over the tables of the loan sharks and the stalls of the dove merchants… “Matthew 21:12-14 ( from The Message.)On the day of the Parade […]

Fifth Week of Lent

March 31, 2022

March 30, 2022Good afternoon, It is the fifth week of the season of Lent . How are you doing ? Is there anything that has been different for you this year ? Did you hold hands with Jesus, while walking with his disciples on your way to Jerusalem ? Has the war in Ukraine changed your experience with […]

John 5:18-20

March 29, 2022

March 29. 2022Good afternoon, Time to look at Jesus in John once again.” For this reason they ( the Jewish leaders ) tried all the more to kill him; not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God. Jesus gave them this answer: “Very truly I […]

A smack in the face

March 29, 2022

March 28, 2022 Good afternoon, ” Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.” Matthew 18:21-22 Did you watch the Oscars […]

John 5:1-16

March 22, 2022

March 22, 2022 Good afternoon, Let us return to the Gospel of John.The passage is John 5: 1-15. If you have time, read the story. It is a healing story. A man has been an invalid for 38 years. Healing happened at this pool when the water stirred, and the man was not able to get there. After […]