Category Archives: #BibleStories

Wounded Healers

Ah, poor Thomas, late to the party and thus left out of rejoicing.  I will not believe, he asserts, even though all the others say that Jesus is risen and has returned. We are sometimes slow to catch on.  There … Continue reading

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Why Weep?

In John’s rendition of the Resurrection story today, Mary Magdalene stands weeping outside the tomb.  An angel in white asks why she is weeping.  She has lost her Lord twice–once in death by crucifixion and now his body is seemingly … Continue reading

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The Quiet Tomb

A couple of decades ago I was on a retreat team that hosted a Holy Triduum weekend.  The event ended up being one of the most profound experiences of my life.  We created a rich and powerful journey for the … Continue reading

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Abandoned

Abandoned….as I sat in the church after the altar was stripped that word echoed in my head.  The invitation from the priest had been to sit for a bit in the bareness of the sanctuary and consider how Christ felt … Continue reading

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Day of Command

Maundy Thursday begins the Triduum, the holiest celebration in the Catholic church.  Many people do not know this.  The Triduum begins with the footwashing where Jesus shows by example how we are to love one another, moves to the crucifixion … Continue reading

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For You, Anything

These are strange and wonderful times where some people can say what they need to say clearly. I love that.  I have pondered so much in my heart lately.  I am full.  Today’s Gospel reading is the Prodigal Son.  I … Continue reading

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God’s Test

I always feel a bit odd when I read about God testing the people.  Tonight I read at mass.  I hobbled up to the pulpit and took a breath.  This first reading from Genesis 22 is one of the most … Continue reading

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