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Behold, I bring you joy!

The Gospel — good news — of God comes to us, as it did two thousand years ago, not on a bright, sunny day. Not as the sun’s rays stream down from a cloudless sky. ┬áThe word, both spoken and … Continue reading

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The will of God – creation,incarnation,passion – March 25

In both Mel Gibson’s ‘The Passion of the Christ’ and, more recently, Mark Burnett’s ‘The Bible’, the devil stands by watching Jesus’ moments of agony. Contemporary Jesuit writer, James Martin, SJ, describes three temptations facing Jesus during his Passion: The … Continue reading

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It’s ok to fall (1): Jesus lets us

There’s a bouncy feel to the rhythm of Mark’s story-telling. I can track the Gospel of Mark on a chart in terms of highs and lows: The highs are the remarkable, miraculous, inexplicable even sensational events witnessed by story-tellers. Beginning … Continue reading

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