Spiritual

I am unabashedly a woman of faith and it informs most of my writing.

An Easter Wednesday Thought

One of the most moving of the resurrection stories is today’s Gospel. https://bible.usccb.org/readings/calendar. The story from Luke’s Gospel of two disciples walking to Emmaus. Jesus joins them, but they do not recognize him until after they invite him to break bread with them. I got to wondering, is that how we must recognize Jesus in our …

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Easter Sunday April 4, 2021

Thank you for sharing this Lenten journey with me. I wish you a glorious Easter. May you always be mindful of God’s great love for you as you live as Easter people waiting in joyful hope for the coming of our Savoir, Jesus Christ. Happy Easter!!!  https://bible.usccb.org/readings/calendar.  

Holy Saturday April 3, 2021

The quiet resting of Friday continues today until the great Easter Vigil https://bible.usccb.org/readings/calendar.  I cannot tell you how ardently I hope you will attend the Vigil Mass. This is the best liturgy of the entire year, with its walk though Salvation History via many readings, the blessing of the new fire and singing the Exsultet, and the …

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Good Friday April 2, 2021

The Psalmist cries out that he is like the unremembered dead, or a dish that is broken. https://bible.usccb.org/readings/calendar.  The anguish of that cry is heart breaking. No one is really dead until they are forgotten, and if a dish is tossed out in the trash there is no hope for it to ever be useful again. But …

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Holy Thursday April 1, 2021

In the reading from Exodus https://bible.usccb.org/readings/calendar.  the Israelites are told what to do to be ready to leave Egypt—what to eat and how to smear the blood of the lamb on their doorposts and lintels. This blood will mark the house. It is the house of a believer. I wonder if anyone can tell when they come …

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Tuesday of Holy Week March 30, 2021

Again, we are presented with one of the four Suffering Servant Songs of Isaiah. https://bible.usccb.org/readings/calendar.  The prophet tells us that this Servant was formed for God within the womb, and Psalmist calls God our hope and strength even while in our mother’s womb. It is powerful to think that God has known us even before our mothers …

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Monday of Holy Week March 29, 2021

Today we hear one of the four Suffering Servant Songs from Isaiah. https://bible.usccb.org/readings/calendar.  The prophet calls this un-named servant “my chosen one.” And in today’s Gospel from John, Jesus is anointed with costly oils. Scripture Scholars have pointed to Jesus as the un-named Servant from Isaiah. The Servant who speaks eloquently, teaches well, and has commission from …

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Palm Sunday March 28, 2021

The letter to the Philippians, which may have been a Christian song before Paul used it here, speaks of Christ emptying himself out. And we see to what extent that emptying out went in Mark’s account of the Passion. I’m wondering if I have anything in life for which I would give my all. Just …

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