Burning, Listening and Welcoming

Burning, Listening and Welcoming

Jesus is the last word about unheeding, cold and uncaring hearts turning into hearts that listen, are burning and welcoming. The disciples heading toward Emmaus know that the word, like the flames shooting out of burning brush, spreads quickly.  Hence, the question of...
Night of Peace, Mission, Faith and Clearness

Night of Peace, Mission, Faith and Clearness

Granting us peace and entrusting us a mission, the risen Jesus makes the night shine as the day.  He thus arouses faith. As the night falls, the disciples look for safety in a house with locked doors.  That is because they are afraid of fellow Jews who sought the...
Dawn Means Love and Return to the Source

Dawn Means Love and Return to the Source

The risen Jesus is the dawn from on high.  When we love him and keep his word, our darkness fades. Mary Magdalen visits the tomb at dawn.  Seeing the tomb open, she worries just as the religious leaders do.  It worries them that someone may steal the body of Jesus....
Die as Does Jesus on the Cross

Die as Does Jesus on the Cross

Obeying God and keeping his word, Jesus dies on the cross.  Christians ought to die in the same way. We hear, not rarely, “Such life, so too the end.”  That is to say, we die as we live.  So, St. Vincent rightly teaches that to die like Jesus Christ, one has to live...
Now is the Day of the Resurrection and the Life

Now is the Day of the Resurrection and the Life

Jesus is the resurrection and life here and now for those who truly believe in him. We now experience in this earthly life anxieties, adversities, miseries and tragedies.  These things, however, should not worry us nor make us lose our peace.  In this regard, the key...
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