Gate We Cannot Do without to Attain Salvation

Gate We Cannot Do without to Attain Salvation

Jesus alone is the gate we cannot do without to attain salvation. He is the gate through which we come in and go out without arousing suspicion.  That is to say, coming in through him, we access lawfully and unquestionably the safety of the sheepfold.  And going out...
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...

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