November 12, 2019

Tag - Good Friday

The Times of Our Lives

In 1975, the J. Walter Thompson advertising agency created a famous advertising campaign for the Eastman Kodak Company entitled “The Times of Your Life.” Set to music and vocals sung by Paul Anka, the campaign took our nation by...

The Greatest Movie Ever Made

The Venerable Fulton J. Sheen used to say that before every Easter there has to be a Good Friday. No Easter season has ever underscored the absolute veracity of this adage for me than the last one. I have a very dear friend who seems to have had a...

The Center of Our Lives

On Wednesday, July 31, 1957, meteorological records indicate that Detroit’s weather was hot and sunny. With temperatures reaching 86 degrees and winds blowing out of the north at 7 miles per hour, it was about what you would expect for an ordinary...

No Greater Love Than This

A friend of mine is a retired police detective. Over the years, I’ve asked him on numerous occasions what it is like to investigate the scene of a crime. He has told me that in most instances, he was sent because a distress call had been...

Show Me

For Missourians, two words, show me, proclaim to all that its residents are skeptical of matters and not easily convinced. Let’s face it. In our daily lives of parents, friends, spouses, families, teachers, and colleagues, we are a show-me society...

For God So Loved The World

On Good Friday, we listen to the story of the Passion of Our Lord as told by John the Evangelist. In listening and reflecting, we might find it to be overwhelming because it is a gripping drama that reaches deep within us, evoking the strongest of...

In The Public Square

Years ago, one of my seminary professors would begin each class by reading the first fourteen verses of St. John’s Gospel. On this Good Friday, I believe the final five verses may provide us with holy insight into today: “The true light...

Fear Meets Hope

In 1938, a young Spaniard traveled to Japan where he worked as a medic, teacher, and counselor for more than a quarter of a century. One date, however, would forever divide those years: August 6, 1945. For at 8:15 a.m. in the morning, he was tending...

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