HOW CAN THE MEMORY OF JESUS BE KEPT ALIVE ONCE HE IS NO LONGER
PHYSICALLY PRESENT? AND, HOW CAN THE MOVEMENT BEGUN BY JESUS AMONG HIS DISCIPLES CONTINUE IN HIS PHYSICAL ABSENCE?
These are the questions, according to a favorite Gospel commentator of mine (Daniel Harrington, S.J.) that the readings of the Easter Season are meant to answer. So we’ve heard things like, “Touch, Believe, Hear my voice, Remember, Remain, Love, Instruct, and Remind”, in the gospels alone. The first r
JOY is what emanates from the Empty Tomb of Easter, just as radiation comes from even a black hole. We’ve had quite a couple of weeks of Easter, with intensely joyful events. Last Tuesday April 30th, Monsignor Stehly came to confer Confirmation upon a number of our young adults. I spoke with the newly confirmed yesterday, and they were impressed with how energetic and animated he was in talking about the sending of the Holy Spirit upon them. His personal style was a big part
EASTER JOY is hard to maintain. Look at the flowers—our people work day by day to take away those that have faded, while many of them keep their joyful appearance. So it is with us—it’s difficult to maintain a joyful attitude for 50 Days! But it’s the call the church gives us. It doesn’t mean we’ll always feel that way, or that nothing disturbing will happen to us. But we keep the awareness that Christ has risen and conquered death, and the power of sin. We relate to this one