In the world of urban slang, it has become increasingly popular to hear someone refer to a Come-to-Jesus-Meeting.
“No, I don’t think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly.
I don’t know if you have ever had something happen to you that was extremely surprising or awe-inspiring,
I don’t know if you have ever had an experience like this, but reading this Sunday’s Gospel reminded me of a strange incident that occurred to me a few years back.
This Sunday’s Gospel raises an important question. Do we trust God to give us what we desire?
Love takes time for the beloved
The Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord commemorates the bodily ascension of Christ into heaven which is recounted in Acts 1:1-11, which is our first reading this Sunday. We are told that Jesus appeared to the disciples “during forty days” (Acts 1:3) after his resurrection and then He ascended into heaven before them. This […]
The scenes of judgement and destruction in the previous chapter are countered with scenes of creation and blessing in chapter 21.
Revelation chapter 20 is a sort of theological rail station through which various sorts of interpretive trains pass. Each train travels from a different Scripture tradition and espouses a view of the end times which attempts to find its home in this passage. Six times in this passage St. John refers to a “thousand years” […]
In chapters 17-18 of Revelation St John uses several ancient rhetorical techniques.