They told him about the first visit. About him appearing despite locked doors. About him speaking to them, wishing them peace. He is ALIVE, they told him. It was not enough for Thomas.
A few years ago at St. Ann, the eighth grade class acted out the Stations of the Cross ‘tableau style’ – taking an element of the station and ‘freezing’ into that position as the story was proclaimed.
Two Januaries ago, while on vacation with my support group, Bishop Stika said a memorable thing at one of our daily masses. He was talking about a challenge he gave to the priests in his diocese.
It is the haunting loneliness that grips me. Nobody stepped forward to defend Jesus or to speak on his behalf. Where were the recipients of his healings?
John takes a long time to tell his stories, especially the stories of Jesus’ miracles.
We know that expression – being thrown under the bus – and perhaps have had the experience of being sacrificed as a friend or ally for a selfish reason.
So it was another great St. Patrick’s day weekend, with green beer flowing, and for many the extra Irish privilege of feeling guilty for eating corned beef on a Friday in Lent.
“Go to a land I will show you.” “Abram went as the Lord directed him.” Okay, maybe I am a bit of a skeptic, perhaps a bit lacking in faith, but HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?
“Now the serpent was the most cunning of all the animals that the Lord God had made…” With that little segue we are introduced to the tester…
So, what common item found in every home and in many women’s purses in most NOT like the spirit of Lent? [take object out of pocket] A mirror…