Feed on
Posts
Comments

Tag Archive 'lent'

We prepare this week for the third gospel story this lent from the Gospel of John. For many it is one the greatest of the signs of Jesus in the the New Testament. Reflect on the clip from the movie The Gospel of John– What words or images speak to you?

Read Full Post »

We move from the woman at the well to the man born blind. Below is the clip from the movie The Gospel of John. What word or words speak to you- take a moment to reflect on this scene and notice how the entire community struggles with the miracle that challenges their core beliefs.  

Read Full Post »

As I have been preparing for this week’s homily it struck me that our upcoming visits to the time of Jesus as seen through the Gospel according to John is a unique opportunity TO DO in contrast to GIVE UP something for lent. It is customary for many to do penance during lent by forgoing […]

Read Full Post »

We continue to look at John Chapter 4 through the eyes of Jean Vanier. His book, Drawn into the Mystery of Jesus through the Gospel of John, is available for viewing on-line at Google books. To view it please click here. I have borrowed these two clips from the book and as i think about […]

Read Full Post »

If you are looking for something special this lent I would encourage you to check out the online reading group at the Henri Nouwen Society. It started on March 9th and continues through¬† lent and you can join at anytime. This lent the group is reflecting on Nouwen’s book- Here and Now: Living in the […]

Read Full Post »

Regular visitors know that I often visit Fr. Robert Barron’s site¬† Word on Fire for interesting insights into all things Christian. In the clip below Fr. Barron creatively uses the characters from the HBO series Rome to illustrate how the three temptations (pleasure, glory, and power) in this week’s gospel play themselves out in this […]

Read Full Post »

The Three Great Temptations

Undertaking our Lenten journey starts with the three temptations of Jesus in the desert. Here is Matthew’s Account of these temptations- we will look at them on more detail in the days ahead. Take a moment- read the passage slowly and see how Jesus is tempted by the devil the same way we are all […]

Read Full Post »

The day before Ash Wednesday is known to many as Pancake (or Shrove) Tuesday. As we get ready for lent I thought you might like to enjoy some virtual pancakes- I was going to post one video but both of these are cool and really do prove that some folks have way to much time […]

Read Full Post »