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Easter Every Day

Monday, April 8th, 2013 Posted in writing | No Comments »

If you went to Mass on Easter Sunday, you might have heard the triumphant hymn, “Jesus Christ is risen today!” But would you think it odd if you went to Mass a week later or five Sundays later and ...

Easter Amazement

Saturday, March 30th, 2013 Posted in photo, writing | No Comments »

According to the story told by Luke and John, when Jesus came to his friends after the Resurrection, he showed them the wounds in his hands and feet (Luke) or his hands and side (John). But he didn’t show these ...

Gift and Duty

Thursday, April 19th, 2012 Posted in writing | 2 Comments »

Fifty years ago, Sister Kathleen told our grade school class in Omaha that because Jesus gave his followers the power of forgiveness on Easter night, we could get to be friends with God again if we sinned. That sounded like ...

Easter Consolation

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 Posted in writing | No Comments »

Most of us live with disappointments, and though we may be disappointed with others (including God), I suspect that we are often most disappointed with ourselves. The two disciples on their way from Jerusalem to Emmaus on the ...

Hard to Believe

Monday, May 9th, 2011 Posted in writing | No Comments »

When the gospels report the events of Easter, one thing may surprise us: the apostles didn’t believe it. They simply weren’t expecting it, despite the fact that a number of women followers of Jesus said they’d not only seen Jesus, ...