Browsing the March 2023 archive of Fr. Bob's Columns
Palm Sunday and the Passion of Our Lord
Posted by Christine Rasure on 3/31/23
Palm Sunday and the Passion of Our Lord – Hurray! Boo!No other Sunday in the Liturgical Year recounts such a dramatic contrast in emotions as the Palm Sunday liturgy. “Hosanna to the Son of David!,” and suddenly, “Crucify him!” The parade for a messianic hero to the execution of ... Read More »
Do you believe this?
Posted by Christine Rasure on 3/25/23
5th Sunday in Lent – “Do you believe this?”Jesus in the long gospel reading about Lazarus proclaims, “I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me … will never die.” Do you wholeheartedly trust what Jesus teaches us today – that believing in him leads to eternal ... Read More »
Do you have 20/20 vision?
Posted by Christine Rasure on 3/20/23
Fourth Sunday of Lent – Do you have 20/20 vision?I’m not asking if you need glasses or not? However, Lent is the right time to have your spiritual sight checked. Today we have the dramatic story of Jesus healing the blind man, along with the theme of light and ... Read More »
Posted by Christine Rasure on 3/11/23
3rd Sunday in Lent – “Thirsty?”All of us are often enough. For what are we thirsty? A nice cold one? A hot cup of tea? The Word of God in the liturgy today gives us a firm reminder that during Lent we should be thirsty for the flowing water ... Read More »
“It is good that we are here.”
Posted by Christine Rasure on 3/03/23
2nd Sunday of Lent – “It is good that we are here.” During the Transfiguration of Jesus on the mountaintop, Peter blurts out to Jesus that he thinks it is exciting for him and the brothers, James and John, to be present as the ordinary earthly look of Jesus ... Read More »