Good Friday – The Myth of Redemptive Violence, an exploration…

I just read about this in a blog this morning: Jesus died to appease the wrath of God.   It humiliates, shames, and inflicts suffering on its victims.  I certainly have heard of that before.  But the reference to it as the “Myth of Redemptive Violence” is new.  It means to believe that violence will solve […]

Holy Thursday

First, John connects the Foot Washing scene (ch. 13) with Jesus’ death on the cross through the noun, telos – Knowing his hour had come… “He loved them to the end, to the finish, to the fullness.” Then, before Jesus died, John wrote: John 19:28 (NRSV) — 28 After this, when Jesus knew that all was […]

As Lent concludes… A personal reflection

Thanks to all who shared how Lent went for you.  It seems that you covered the gamut from 1-10.  I was surprised at how many registered above 6!  It’s not what I hear from folks after Mass or in confession. So, here’s my story.  I resolved to give away 8 things a week for Lent, […]

Why did Judas betray Jesus?

Here’s how I interpret what the gospel of John says in 12:3-6: Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who […]

How’s Lent been – on a scale of 1-10?

Are we where yet?  The end of the inconvenience of Lent?  End of winter?  End of suffering?  Or, beginning of Spring?  Beginning of a new life?  Beginning of joy? Would you please answer the following.  I plan to reflect on my own Lenten resolutions and how I did with them and why next week.  Your responses would […]

5th SUN LENT – 2nd Homily (audio)

“One must die so we do not perish…”  Ca’aiphas did not say, “so we live” – he wanted to maintain his life in opposition to Jesus. Hard to say, but isn’t this our plight?  Fearing to live fully, we protect ourselves from threats to our sovereignty & security. Sad to say, don’t we get defensively […]

5th SUN LENT – Hurt people hurt people…

The “other part of the story” that came to light for me about the raising of Lazarus (while studying to preach) was opened up by the insightful commentary on the gospel of John, “Life Abounding,” by Brendan Byrne, SJ.  It’s about the Pharisees. The gospel on Sunday ended with verse 45, which in fact, is […]

5th SUN LENT – “What would you say to Jesus…?”

This came up at a Saturday lunch conversation.  “What would you say to Jesus if you were raised from the dead after four days?”  I asked that this morning at our celebration of the 5th Sunday of Lent.  I heard a chorus of “thank you!”  That’s sweet.  However, think about it… It’s now four days since you […]

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