Lenten Reflections 2014

Alleluia

Happy are those who dwell in your house. [Ps 83:5]... They will possess the heavenly Jerusalem without being confined, without being pressed, without boundaries...

Waiting

“And you, Lord God, compassionate and merciful, long-suffering and most merciful, and true” (Ps 85:15)–because hanging on the cross, he said,...

Unobligated generosity

[In Book 13 of his De Trintate, Augustine addressed the theme of our redemption by Christ. He introduces the subject by asking a question that may have been asked...

Greater grace, greater praise

“The heavens will confess your wondrous deeds, O Lord” (Ps 88[89]:6). The heavens will not be confessing their own merits: “the heavens will...

An Easter Homily on the Two Disciples on the Road to Emmaus

He enters with them, becomes their guest, and he who throughout that journey was not recognized is recognized in the breaking of the bread. Learn to receive guests...

The Seamless Garment

Perhaps someone will ask what it means that his garment was divided into so many parts and that lots were cast for his coat. That his garment was divided into four...

Mockery or Mystery?

“They took Jesus and led him out, and carrying his cross, he went out to the place that is called Calvary (in Hebrew: Golgotha), where they crucified him...

The Second Adam Sleeps on the Cross

“Then the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first and of the other one who was crucified with him. But when they came to Jesus, when they saw that he...

How Is the Night Illumined?

Considering the length of my journey, I said to myself, “Perhaps darkness shall cover me, and night shall be my light in my delight” (Ps 138,12). Night...

All These Things Because None of Them

The individual things that are presented to our various senses delight them individually. Sound does not delight our sight, nor color our hearing. To our hearts,...

What Will Your Delights Be?

The gentle shall  inherit the land (Ps 36:11). This land is the one of which we have often spoken, holy Jerusalem, which will be freed from this alien...

How to Read the Old Testament

All those passages speak of Christ. The head now ascended into heaven along with the body still suffering on earth is the full development of the whole purpose of...
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