The height of folly

Easter Sunday (B), April 5, 2015 – Acts 10, 34a. 37-43; Col 3, 1-4 or 1 Cor 5, 6b-8; Jn 20, 1-9 God raised him on the third day (Acts 10, 40) In the risen Jesus is the foolishness of the cross exalted. By the Lord has this been done! By grace Peter and the beloved...

Dying to live forever

Palm Sunday (B), March 29, 2015 – Mk 11, 1-10 or Jn 12, 12-16; Is 50, 4-7; Phil 2, 6-11; Mk 14, 1 – 15, 47 He humbled himself, becoming obedient to death (Phil 2, 8) Jesus does not come down from the cross to save himself. He thus opens for us the way of salvation....

Drawing power

Fifth Sunday of Lent (B), March 22, 2015 – Jer 31, 31-34; Heb 5, 7-9; Jn 12, 20-33 He learned obedience from what he suffered (Heb 5, 8) Lifted up from the earth, Jesus seals a new pact. The Lord promises a new covenant. It will not be like that of Sinai, which was...

Falling back and springing forward

Fourth Sunday of Lent (B), March 15, 2015 – 2 Chon 36, 14-16. 19-23; Eph 2, 4-10; Jn 3, 14-21 By grace you have been saved through faith (Eph 2, 8) Jesus crucified bears out that where sin increases, grace overflows all the more. Salvation history is, in summary, the...

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