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Lenten Reflection: March19, 2019

Mar 19, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Colleen Huffman '21 posted in Lent

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In the second reading and the Gospel today, we witness two extraordinary examples of the power
of trust in the word of God. In the second reading from Romans, St. Paul says of Abraham, “He believed, hoping against hope, that he would become the father of many nations , according to
what was said.” There were so many reasons for Abraham to doubt God. He and Sarah were too old to have children, and Sarah was barren. In spite of all of these obstacles, Abraham’s ultimate
hope and trust were placed in the power of God.

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Lenten Reflection, March 6th

Mar 6, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Leo M. Cooney, Jr. M.D. posted in Lent

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In Saint John’s Gospel today, Jesus tells the Pharisees “The one who sent me is true, and what I heard from him I tell the world”.

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Lenten Reflection, March 29th

Mar 29, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Guest Contributor posted in Lent

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John tells us that the Father put everything into the power of the Christ. God, after creating the world in love, handed over the world to His Son so that it might be saved by love. And Jesus, with the entire world in His hands, placed Himself at the feet of His disciples. Jesus knew that He had come from God and was returning to God. Still, He did not remove Himself from the world. Rather, He immersed Himself in it. No filth was too great for Him to wash away; no task was too lowly for Him to take upon Himself. He gave of Himself and asked only for love in return.

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Lenten Reflection, March 28th

Mar 28, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Edward Dunar '08 posted in Lent

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The Gospels do not tell us much about why Judas betrays Jesus. Over the centuries, many theologians and artists have offered their own explanations. Perhaps Judas grows impatient with Jesus’s style of ministry, expecting something bolder with quicker results. Maybe he realizes that Jesus’s clash with worldly powers would inevitably end tragically and wants to avoid the consequences. Or perhaps, in a moment of weakness, the thirty pieces of silver seem worth the cost. We do not know Judas’s intentions, but we do see that his decision leads him to further lies, deception, and regret. 

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