Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Imagine two moms sitting on a bench at a playground while they watch their children play. The child of the first mom asks if he can go play on the slide. His mom says yes and away he goes to play on the slide. A few minutes later he […]

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here, he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.” (Matthew 28:5-6) Where is Jesus? That seems like a silly question. But this passage […]

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ (Matthew 22:37) The human heart is wired to earn favour in the eyes of others. Many religions and philosophies function this way and through them human beings seek to justify themselves through their own efforts […]

The days are long when you are on death row in Texas, especially for a crime that you didn’t commit. A younger version of Stevie Washington joined with some friends looking for fun on a Friday night in Houston. They decided to hold up a liquor store to get some cash and some booze and, […]

How do you make someone love you, especially someone that you love very, very much? You can’t. All you can do is love them in a way that they can receive it, in a way that they need it most, and hope that they love you in return. This is God’s dilemma. The God of […]

Last year, when I was in Israel with a tour group, our guide mentioned that the Bible tells us that Jesus asked Peter and John to make arrangements for the Passover, (Luke 22:8) but it does not say anything about what Jesus was doing prior to the Passover Meal. If Jesus followed Jewish traditions associated […]

(Based on John 13:1-17) John begins our second reading for today in this way: “It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.” (John […]


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