Pope Francis concluding last night’s Francisco documentary: “God bless you! And while you’re there, pray for me!”
The reading of the Passion is a bit of a marathon requiring some stamina of body, mind and soul.
In Holy Week we don’t simply recall past events, but we engage in a here-and-now re-membering
More than ever I find myself in the hands of God. This is what I have wanted all my life from my youth….
“All of humanity’s problems stem from our inability to sit quietly in a room alone”
Take as your mantra for the day “Nothing is impossible for God.”
There are many things that possess us; our attitudes, fears, addictions, projects
The one who is fully human does not settle for false and tempting promises
When most people are faced with a decision, they try to quickly reduce the options in an effort to get closer to a resolution
A life lived abundantly will touch the reality of suffering and death daily.
His question gives them a chance to express their feeling at their lack of success.
Note the physicality of today’s gospel: hearts, hands, feet, mouth, eyes, and human feelings: peace, alarm, fright, agitation, doubt
FFF gatherings in cafes and bars have begun, following the disciples talking together on the road
“Go and find the others” with a practical suggestion for how FFF readers might do this
I think most of us find Lenten penance easier than Easter living.