Tag: Easter

A Promise That We Shall Live Forever

Once there was a woman named Diane who went to her pastor and told him a true story about something that had happened when she was a girl. Some would say it was a sad or even tragic story, but Diane was convinced it had happy ending. When she was...

Filled with the “Life” of the Risen Lord

The Book of Genesis tells us that, at the end of each creation day, the Lord God, stepped back to admire his handiwork and declared it “good.” However, at the end of the sixth day in which he created male and female human beings, stepping back, the...

Three Popes Reflect Upon the Three Days of the Easter Triduum

We are now in the Easter Triduum. On Holy Thursday, Jesus gives us the two great sacraments which are intimately related to his presence, the Eucharist and the Holy Orders. On Good Friday, we celebrate the passion and death of Our Lord. Then, Holy...

The Resurrection of Christ

The Resurrection of Christ imposes a serious obligation on each one of us within the Body of Christ (the Church) toward those with whom we share humanness. It is the obligation which stems naturally or, rather, supernaturally, from the very...

Peace Be With You

Peace be with you. This is the Easter greeting given by Jesus to His disciples who were locked in behind closed doors for fear of the Jews. A house that is locked up with shut doors and closed shutters or, even worse, boarded up, produces a sinking...

Wishing You a Blessed Easter

Every year, on Palm Sunday and on Good Friday, among other relevant things, we recall Simon Peter’s triple denial of even knowing Jesus. That was the pre-Resurrection Simon Peter, alas, perhaps also a template of the way we might still be, at times...

My Lord and God

In the painful context of having to literally fast from receiving the Lord in Holy Communion and, thus, having our hunger for the Bread of Life intensified, we shall ask ourselves what  our reaction to the first reading (Acts of Apostles ...

A Happy Easter Wish

From time to time we learn of heroic people who, moved with genuine love, try to save someone who is drowning or trapped inside a burning building. In some cases their altruism ends in an added tragedy: both victim and rescuer perish. If the love of...