Tag: Discipleship

Did Jesus Really “Curse” a Fig Tree?

Today’s reading for many is a reflection on the Gospel account of Jesus driving out the money changers in the temple. And just before it, in the Gospel of Mark, we see that Jesus seems particularly irritated at a certain fig tree. Are the two incidents mere coincidence or could they be part and parcel

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Divine Mercy in the Omer

How beautiful is the gift of divine mercy falling in the weeks between Passover and Pentecost? The Lord already has given us so many gifts in the gift of his dying and resurrection and the fulfillment of the scriptures, yet here he is once more, pouring forth his goodness in divine revelation! And it’s not

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The Gardener’s Son – Woman, Why do you weep?

Did you ever wonder why Jesus was supposed to be a Gardener that day outside the tomb? Of all the professions of men his identity that Resurrection Day was seen to a woman as a Gardener, Why? In the Gospel of John we can see there is something special about Mary from Magdalene from her

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Which kind of Thief are you?

Two others, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him. – Luke 23:32 We often get so focused on the crucifixion narrative of Jesus that we forget to recall some of the seemingly insignificant details around it. There are lessons for us here. The Saturday before Easter is traditionally a

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