Tag Archives: love

#EASTER: HE IS RISEN!!

“He is not here – He is risen!”  (Matthew 28:6) “I invite all Christians, everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least an openness to letting Him encounter them; I ask all … Continue reading

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HOLY SATURDAY: BETWIXT & BETWEEN HOPE

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” Romans 15:13 At the end of Good Friday’s crucifixion Jesus is laid … Continue reading

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The Persevering Patience of Christ

Pondering the Passion of Christ on this Good Friday, Virginia is struck with the persevering patience of Jesus. I picture Jesus walking the first part of the Via Dolorosa, carrying the heavy cross on His bloody back, one slow step … Continue reading

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HOLY THURSDAY LOVE: WASHING SMELLY FEET!

The Easter Triduum begins tonight with the celebration of the Lord’s Supper and culminates with the celebration of Christ’s Resurrection on Easter Sunday. Here are a few thoughts about the extraordinary servant-leader Love of Jesus. Holy Thursday takes us to … Continue reading

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Holy Week: Courageous Clarity

As we prepare for Good Friday and Easter Sunday a few things lurking around the corners of our hearts may chip away at our faith priorities. We may lack courage to open up the dark corners of our lives to … Continue reading

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Extravagant Love!

“Mary took a liter of costly perfumed oil made from genuine aromatic nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and dried them with her hair; the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfumed oil.”  (John 12:3) On this … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday: Ascending Love

On this Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion there is a great deal to contemplate. Jesus arrives triumphantly into Jerusalem on a donkey with people singing Hosannas and waving palms. A few Scripture readings later He ends up betrayed, scourged … Continue reading

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Difficult Journeys +Persevering Grace+

We are nearing the end of our Lenten journey. Easter is next Sunday! As we prepare to enter Holy Week, the somberness of Lent becomes more sobering as we journey with Jesus to Calvary. As He passed through the valley … Continue reading

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PEACE AND HOPE!!

On this fifth Friday of Lent (Good Friday is just a week away!) Virginia is sharing one of her favorite quotes for our hearts to contemplate. It may be a bit familiar to faithful readers. (Virginia has shared this before, … Continue reading

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SAYING “YES” TO GOD!

Today on the Solemnity of the Annunciation we honor Mary’s open heart of faithfulness when Angel Gabriel appeared with the Good News of God’s love for us and of her special role in bearing God’s son Jesus into this world. … Continue reading

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