Monthly Archives: March 2018

Week of April 1, 2018

Christ is risen!  Alleluia! These are the victorious words we shout with gusto on this greatest of all feast days.  And yet, curiously, the Gospel reading heard on this Easter Sunday from Mark, does not mention these triumphant, victorious words.  Instead, as three women approach the tomb in order to anoint Jesus, they were astonished […]

Week of March 25, 2018

Christ Jesus, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped. Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. —Phil. […]

Week of March 18, 2018

Sir, we would like to see Jesus. John 12:21 Greek pilgrims asked to see the teacher.  They reach Jesus at a critical moment, as he realizes the full implications of the mission he accepted.  In that realization, Jesus also comprehends the role his disciples will have to fulfill.  Those who wish to “see” him must […]

Week of March 11, 2018

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. –John 3: 16 There are interpretations of the above passage from the Gospel of John that suggest that Jesus’ mission was to atone to God for human sin by […]