Why We Need Good Friday

Why pause on Good Friday to remember the crucifixion? The most powerful word, “It is finished” was uttered from the cross. The declaration of victory came in the darkest moment, not on the brightest morning. Jesus declares victory in our darkness. We need Good Friday.

Good Friday

Good Friday is not just one day of the year. It is a day relived in every day of the world, and of our lives in the world. In the Christian view of things, all reality turns around the “paschal mystery” of the death and resurrection of Christ. As Passover marks the liberation from bondage…

Shake off the coma

The friend we have been praying for is experiencing miracle after miracle. He is making astounding leaps in recovery. Even doctors are calling it a miracle. The Church needs to wake up out of its coma and stay awake.  To PRAY for closed countries. To PRAY for missionaries and churches in closed countries. To not give…

The not-so-popular side of Passion Week

Palm Sunday. It’s a great day of celebration. And examination. The King has come into his Temple and it’s not a pretty trip. Part of the reading of Holy Week can really grate on a person! 7 “Awake, sword, against my shepherd,    against the man who is close to me!”    declares the Lord Almighty.“Strike the shepherd,    and the sheep will be scattered,    and…