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What Does Resurrection Really Mean? — Kolbe Times

Could it be that Jesus taught us to pray “Thy kingdom come, on earth as it is in heaven” precisely because that has been God’s plan all along? His intent was not the earth’s destruction and our escape to an immaterial bliss, but rather the marriage of heaven and earth, of which Jesus is the first fruit, and we are, as Wright describes, the witnesses in word and deed to God’s “future-arrived-in-the-present,” speaking of what is to come, indeed, of what is already here.

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AND WE DANCE | Ascension Continued

The Feast of the Ascension of our Lord has traditionally been celebrated on a Thursday, the fortieth day after Easter.

Biblical Echoes in the Fight for Indigenous Rights Bill C-262.

Christians have a foundational story that for thousands of years has fashioned our social ethic towards vigorous compassion and social engagement in solidarity with marginalized and oppressed peoples…

Orthodox Icon of the Ascension of Christ

THE FEAST OF THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD | Forty Days after Easter

From a young age, I was taught that the ascension of Jesus meant that Jesus was the first human to ascend to heaven, and that we, his followers, would one day go to be with him there.

Engraving of "The Vision of The Valley of The Dry Bones" by Gustave Doré

DEAD BONES AND SHINING CITIES

In Ezekiel’s dream, the breath of God awakens and reconnects the bones of the fragmented selves, renews their flesh and returns to them their own life’s breath before placing them back on their own soil.

St John the Theologian, writing the book of Revelation.

BEHOLD, I MAKE ALL THINGS NEW

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth…

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THE ROAD TO EMMAUS: Broken Hearts to Burning Hearts

Perhaps our perennial instinct to share food, drink and story as a response to grief and loss points to a gospel mystery in which we are all caught up.

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‘DOUBTING’ THOMAS

Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.

EASTER

In the resurrection of Jesus, we perceive what could be considered the big bang of God’s new creation exploding, as it were, as a renewing, recreating power in the midst of the old…

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Holy Saturday: Day of Joyful Sadness

I distinctly remember the Saturday between Good Friday and Easter Sunday as a strange day.

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