Monthly Archives: April 2018

April 8

Reflection Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed. John 20:19-31 Our task is not to search for the God beyond but to become aware of the God who is within, who sustains us, who is the unconditional gift of life and of love. God’s presence is the source of all being, of our being. That will not…

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April 7

Reflection Christian faith proclaims that the cross is not the final word. It blossoms into the tree of life: “He is risen, Alleluia.” This Easter Good News has always involved bodiliness. Faith in the resurrection of Jesus Christ affirms that it is not his soul alone which is saved from death but his whole body-person-self. Starting with a humiliated body…

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April 6

Reflection Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us? Luke 24:13-35 That presence of the risen Christ was so real, so powerful that it changed everything for them, and even sent those who fled Jerusalem in fear back to share this incredible good news:  the crucifixion had failed, Jesus…

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April 5

Reflection  Shalom I leave with you, my shalom I give to you, Not as the world gives do I give. John 14:27 Shalom is generally translated as peace, but in Hebrew there are no one-word translations rather, every word has shades. and depths of meaning. Thus, shalom implies completeness, order, fullness, harmony, tranquility, health, prosperity, wholeness and the absence of…

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April 4

Reflection There is a bit of the “we had hoped” in all of us. Like the Emmaus’ disciples, sometimes our basic problem is one of discouragement. They had been witnesses to all that took place over the past years. Yet, there was something preventing them from believing what has happened. We are often like those disciples. Sometimes we wander around…

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April 3

Reflection It is interesting that in the gospel narratives it is the women who first learn of Jesus resurrection. They rush to tell the apostles and are met with disbelief. The two men on the road to Emmaus tell their story and are met with disbelief. Finally, the apostles experience Jesus themselves and he” upraided them for their “disbelief and…

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April 2

Reflection   On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them,“Shalom. John 20:19-31 The locked places of our lives are always more about what is going on inside of us than around us. The…

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April 1

Easter Sunday  Reflection Something happened. We cannot describe the experience. We only know that it was so powerful that the bleak dark of loss became the light of hope and joyfulness. We know that cowards became courageous, fear became daring, silence found its voice and there was an overwhelming conviction that life had conquered death. Jesus lived in God and…

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