Category: Scripture Reflections

Kerygma: The Power of Love

If all Christ did was take our punishment then we would owe him our gratitude not our hearts. Holiness is a response to being loved well. The Crucifixion of Christ was abundantly more than an offering of substitution for our sins. God was not pleased to punish anyone for crimes he did not commit. Nor

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The Power of Love

“Before we can experience the Glory we must experience the power that brought it; Christ did not first ascend in Glory but first ascended in Love; it is the Power of Love which brings the Glory.” Bishop Gerald Barbarito, Good Friday address, 2 April 2021 John’s account of Christ’s Passion is the only one of

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Prophetic Word: Let yourselves be loved…

There’s a preaching heart out there who needs this reminder. Sometimes people get so focused on condemning sinners they forget to focus at all on loving them like Jesus. Sinners know their sin. Jesus knows their sin. We don’t always need to point out the obvious. Love covers a multitude of sin because its focus

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“So they went off and preached repentance.”

Today’s Scripture readings (now yesterday’s readings thanks to the ebbs and flows of Motherhood) are some of my favorites when it comes to the Judeo-Christian relationship. If you’ve been following along from my reflection on yesterday’s readings, then you will likely notice the readings often build upon one another. This helps to make a clean

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“Where did this man get all this? What kind of wisdom has been given him?”

In certain faith traditions, it’s a custom to follow a liturgical cycle, where the readings from the Scriptures are organized in such a way that helps the reader identify key points and connections between both Testaments. As a student myself, I’ve always appreciated the Daily Roman Missal for just that reason. It makes it easy

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