It is finished. St John gives these as the last words Jesus utters before his death. Not “it’s all over”, or “I am finished,” but “it is finished.” The project is done. The mission is completed. The purpose has been accomplished. John tells us that death is part of God’s plan to lead us to … READ MORE…

This is the day we remember the story of Jesus, a man who lived among the vulnerable. He was a man who moved among people who had been forgotten, who had been outcast. He touched the untouchables. He loved the unloveable. We remember his story today as we re-tell how he was arrested after being … READ MORE…

This collect we just read ties together the Blessed Virgin Mary, vocation, and service empowered by the Holy Spirit. But this day feels like a hard day to be reminded of that. Mary, on this day, sits at the foot of the cross, and we are reminded of her agony as she watched her son … READ MORE…

It was an unspeakably violent and depraved act. The rulers of an oppressed people inflicting an agonizing death on the innocent. What were they thinking? Where was their humanity? As we once again grieve the passion and death of Jesus two thousand years ago at the hands of the Romans, in collaboration with a corrupt … READ MORE…

So this is what you get for saying yes. The fruit of your body, the apple of your eye, bloodied, broken, gasping his last breaths while the brutal world, uncaring, continues its business. Once, an angel visited a girl, its bright wings overshadowing her innocence. Dazzled by divinity, she said yes, and innocence departed. She … READ MORE…

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