Called to Forgive Endlessly

Forgiveness…It’s not an easy concept. We understand the need for our forgiveness and often understand our need to forgive others (though that’s not always easy). But Jesus teaches a hard lesson in the Gospel, when Peter asked him about forgiving others we hear this, “Jesus answered, ‘I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven…

Do You Still Not Know Me?

Imagine spending time with a friend, and after a while you are asked to name what your friend’s favorite color is. Do you know? Do you know what music they like? Where they come from? What they like to do? Jesus was with his disciples for three years, and yet Philip isn’t sure that he…

Jesus Shatters Our Fears

We live in confusing times, where truth is often hidden, and even leaves people doubting. Our doubt—in faith—can keep us in the shadows, unable to tell our story of faith. So it was with the Apostles and Disciples of Jesus. Those who walked with Him were cowering behind closed doors, many of them questioning if…

Jesus is Risen!

We heard amazing things happened this week concerning Jesus, and managed to catch the Apostle John after Mass to ask him about it. Below is his recollection of events: We – Jesus’ followers – just came through some very difficult days, an emotional rollercoaster in fact. First, there was the Passover meal like no other.…

Set Free by Jesus

This week’s readings are perfect for our preparation for Holy Week and anticipates the Resurrection of Jesus we will celebrate just two weeks from now. In our first reading from Ezekiel (37:12-14) we are reminded of the vision of dry bones. Old bones half submerged in sand come to mind from the old western movies.…