Lent - 2014
Tonight we remember Jesus’ last meal with his disciples before his death on the cross. Tonight we have heard the stories of the Passover, the institution of the Lord’s Supper, and the washing of the feet. From the Gospel according to Luke, “Then he took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’” This is Jesus Christ’s command that we hear every Sunday. I think it can sometimes drift past us without reflection. What does it mean?
I wanted to unwrap with her the fullness of the gift of life, which I believe actually includes and is not the opposite of death.
For me, the Gospel in John 9 is one of the most seminal in the narration of Jesus’ ministry and of his presence as God Incarnate on this earth because it speaks to the revelation of God in our lives as individuals, as family, as a community and to those to whom we have given authority in our lives.
I believe scripture is written to invite us into God’s unfolding salvation story. We are integral to this process for with each story offered to us, we can find ourselves therein.
But do not be in awe about my having said to you, it is necessary that you born from above.
One of the most grueling and yet formational parts of becoming a priest is preparing for and taking the General Ordination Exams. Seminarians are tested in seven canonical areas and the testing is spread out over 3 days