HOLY SATURDAY — THE DAY OF JOYFUL SADNESS

HOLY SATURDAY — THE DAY OF JOYFUL SADNESS

I remember wondering what it would have been like to be a friend of Jesus, to have experienced his vigor, his newness and the wild hope he would have aroused for a long awaited promise to be fulfilled. And then to experience his grim suffering and death, and to have no idea that the astonishing Resurrection life was about to break into history and inaugurate the new creation, eternal and ever-green. The anguish must have been crushing.

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The Feast of the Ascension

We’ve somehow missed that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus is not God’s “no” to creation, but rather His most emphatic “yes.”

Easter Sunday: Matter matters

“Redemption doesn’t mean scrapping what’s there and starting over again from a clean slate, but rather liberating what has come to be enslaved.”

ASH WEDNESDAY : Deeper Considerations

“I felt strongly called, even as I made the ash, to make this Ash Wednesday a day not only to begin my walk through the wilderness with Jesus, but also a day to begin to care for the wild places that He created and we have been destroying…”

Here I Am! Contemplate Me.

Socially speaking, Jesus was low-born, conceived in the womb of an unwed woman whose people were the despised and disposable underclass of a powerful empire. This is how the God of the Christian scriptures first chose to self-identify: in solidarity with the vulnerable, obscure and lowly…

Advent: We Are Waiting

Advent begins with focused attention to the agony of our deepest longings. The task is to let the truth behind those longings rise to the surface before suppressing them with lesser fare, because the longings themselves may be the first reliable indicators of the One thing that leads to true fulfillment, satiation and joy.

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