The Cross that Morphs

From One.Life: Jesus Calls, We Follow : Jesus, though Son of God, though Messiah, though a Galilean benefactor, though a teacher of wisdom, though a prophet, though righteous, though compassionate and loving, though a good man, though a favorite of the people, though steeped in Israel’s scriptures, though aware of Israel’s traditions, though hailed by [Read More...]

Ring-necked Duck

We spotted a pair of these the other day on the little lake in the middle of the village. A Ring-necked Duck — first time I’ve ever spotted one. [Read more...]

Jesus Books

Recently a friend asked me for a list of the top five books on Jesus, and while the flood of books about Jesus has died down in the last decade, the choice is not easy. So I’ve got ten. This is not a list of the top ten most influential Jesus books, but if I [Read More...]

Eucharistic Reflections 6

A close reading of Luke’s account [see after the jump] of the last supper reveals that Jesus and his table companions drank more than one cup of wine. Brant Pitre, in his new book, Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper, sees the Lord’s Supper as a [Read More...]

Prayer for the Week: 5th Sunday in Lent

Almighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you command and desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus [Read More...]


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