“Love will always be victorious. The one who loves can do everything.”
In raising His Son from the dead, the Father proclaims to His people that He has other plans for us that do not end with the pain and suffering of Good Friday.
Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion 2020 is radically different from anything in memory. There will not be large gatherings of people in churches who will wave palm branches.
This powerful miracle of restoring Lazarus to life, shows that Jesus does indeed have the first and last word, and that is “Live!”
How well this Sunday’s gospel speaks to the world this year. The scene described by John seems so dark with a blind man.
God is in the midst of His people offering life giving water especially when their lives are parched.
It would be interesting to ask a group of people what they planned to give up or do during Lent. There would be some very impressive penances and some very great acts of charity.
"...and you will be like gods..." (Gen. 3:5)
Is it any wonder that Lent begins with the prophet Joel using a harsh word to shake up the lives of those who hear him?
Christmas can be many things for many people. But above all it is the day the Father spoke His greatest Word, His Beloved, His Son, and broke the silence forever.