The Weeping Savior

Fifth Sunday of Lent: 4-2-17 Peace be with You, We began our journey through the Season of Lent five and a half weekends ago on Ash Wednesday by being reminded of the radically contingent quality of the lives we live.  For by being reminded that we are dust and to dust we shall return, we are made to realize that “our days are like grass; they flourish like a flower of the field; for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more” (Psalm 103:15).  This is a reality...
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The Gift of Re-Creation

The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas): 12-25-16 Peace be with You, Last week we were offered an opportunity to step back and reflect upon the reality that God has a plan in mind for the human family, and within that plan, for each individual person.  Yes, you are called to take part in the economy of salvation by bringing God’s presence into the world and so bring all those you meet closer to him.  This indeed is a great calling, a calling which simultaneously encapsulates and transcends an...
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The Coming of God’s Glory

Second Sunday of Advent: 12-4-16 Peace be with You, Last weekend, as we began the season of Advent, we saw that in order for us to be truly ready to welcome our Savior, we must prepare ourselves for his coming by living in a manner which disposes us to become his disciples.  We do this, as St. Paul reminded us by “putting on the armor of light” (Romans 13:12).  These words have a couple of connotations which are especially important for the message we will receive today.  First, and most i...
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Anne Rice and the Story of Love

In writing of her approach to the novel, Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt, Anne Rice describes the challenge of being able “to take the Jesus of the Gospels, and try to get inside him and imagine what he felt.”  In this Rice is similar to any modern reader of the gospels and of modern Christological scholarship in particular.  Moreover, what makes Rice’s challenge in the novel more difficult is that, as opposed to many who undertake the psychological question of Christ, Rice is an orthodox believer...
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