Monthly Archives: November 2010

Time Bearing Hope


I have been meditating on the book of Revelation. The title comes from the first three words: Apocalypse of Jesus Christ. The introduction is an amazing piece of literature of hope. The kairos is near, that is the theme. Transcendent time … Continue reading

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The Exorcist


The story of the unknown exorcist in Mark 9 is set against a background that is at once informative and cautionary. Someone is casting out demons in the name of Jesus, but is not one who belongs to the new … Continue reading

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Hidden Passion


Luke 9 contains some harsh words from the Lord. It follows upon the healing of an epileptic boy, the only child of a man who pleaded to the disciples of Jesus to heal the boy, but they could not. Jesus … Continue reading

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New Dawn


I ventured into St. John, chapter 1 this morning. There I read of the meeting of Nathanael and Jesus. Nathanael is thought to be the Bartholomew of the Synoptics, but he may also be Matthew, who is not mentioned in John, since … Continue reading

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Herod’s Insight


 Herod is presented as perplexed by St. Luke. He is hearing disturbing chatter. John has been raised from the dead, Elijah has returned, one of the ancient prophets has come back. These are all prophets, all related to the prophetic … Continue reading

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Living at the Center


Family is a construct of life searching for its center. The Gospels contain many stories that remind me of this. There is a special story of the mother and brothers of Jesus coming to see him. The crowds were so large that they could not get … Continue reading

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This Growing, Widening Light


The Gospel does not easily surrender its meaning. Sometimes it is only by wrestling with it through the deepest night that a ray of light breaks through by early dawn. Luke 8:16-18  is one such pericope. It concludes with a word and … Continue reading

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