Daily Reflections

April 2

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Reflection The women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples.Matthew 25:8 In the passion narratives, the apostles deserted Jesus, but the women…

April 1

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Reflection The Good News of the Risen Christ is this: Let God matter! Let God matter your bodies, your minds, your hearts and souls; let God matter the trees, the…

March 31

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Easter Sunday Reflection The celebration of Easter marks the most incredible event in the history of the cosmos. Jesus rises from the dead and returns to empower his disciples with a…

March 30

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Holy Saturday Reflection Jesus’ body lies in a tomb hewn from rock; he is returned to the earth. It is the earth the birther of life, the earth into which…

March 29

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Good Friday Reflection “Jesus of Nazareth King of the Jews”. The trial scenes in the gospels are shaped by later Christian determination to show that Jesus was innocent of the…

March 28

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Holy Thursday Reflection Throughout his ministry, Jesus performed an action consistent enough to be widely noticed. He shared meals with people who were excluded by the Jewish purity laws. According…

March 27

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Reflection One very prominent theme in Mark’s gospel is the theme of failed discipleship. The Apostles failed to accept their destiny to remain alongside Jesus. Like those early apostles, we…

March 26

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Reflection Israel’s religious leaders had one goal: to get rid of Jesus of Nazareth. If this meant cooperating with lifelong enemies, the means were justified. The Pharisees, the Herodians and…

March 25

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Reflection Jerusalem had become the center of religious collaboration with imperial power. The high priest and his circle of aristocratic families ruled the Jewish homeland on behalf of the Roman…

March 24

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Palm Sunday Reflection Amidst cheering crowds in the year 30, Jesus rode a donkey into Jerusalem. His message was about the reign of God as opposed to current religious and…