Archive for March 2018

One Will Betray Me

In John 13:21-33, we read that while Jesus was reclining at the table during His last supper, He was deeply troubled. Why was He troubled? Jesus was aware of the events about to unfold. He anticipated the coming agony. Growing up in a Roman territory, Jesus had most likely witnessed the barbaric way in which…

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Get Out Of My Life

Easter is just two weeks away. Luke’s Gospel mentions Herod in his passion narrative. Herod’s Song, from the musical Jesus Christ Superstar, memorializes Jesus’ encounter with Herod. “Get out of my life” are the last words sung in this song. Herod mocks and taunts Jesus by singing: “Prove to me that you’re no fool; walk…

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Have We Lost Him?

Imagine for a moment the instant fear and overwhelming panic when a young mother who is shopping in the mall with her three small children suddenly realizes that the oldest toddler has disappeared. Just a second ago he was at her side. Now he’s gone. She franticly shouts out for her child, and then in…

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Is God Our Genie In A Bottle?

We have all laughed over jokes about the genie in the bottle that grants three wishes. As an example, maybe you have heard about the three men that were stranded on a desert island, when a bottle washed up on the shore? When they uncorked the bottle, a genie appeared and offered three wishes. Wait….before…

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