Third Sunday of Easter

Why think about sins and forgiveness during Easter time? What a bummer! Easter is a joyful time to celebrate new Life! It is thus surprising that repentance and forgiveness (acts we much more readily associate with Lent) figure so prominently in all three readings assigned to this Third Sunday of Easter. The readings suggest to […]

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Put Aside Your Fear

What happens when we meet a close friend whom we’ve not seen for a long time? We embrace the person warmly. We talk about shared past experiences. We share how our lives have changed. In the midst of this encounter is a deep sense of happiness and peace. Months and perhaps years of separation seem […]

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Raised To New Life

Deep grief can often paralyze a person. We can be numb. We seem to be in a trance. We become unaware of what is going on around us. We do not hear. We are blind. After Jesus’ crucifixion, the disciples must have been paralyzed with grief, with dashed hopes, with utter anxiety about what to […]

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#LivingIsGiving

We had an amazing three days with nine students from Kent State University, visiting us for an Alternative Spring Break. This was the third year for our program, where college students join us for a portion of their spring break to serve others and learn about our mission and ministries. Our group was fantastic! They […]

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Passion Sunday

We cry this day, “Hosanna!”, but unlike the people of the city of Jerusalem of long ago, we need not ask, “who is this?” This is Jesus, the one who models for us the mystery of life: dying to self so that we may be exalted, raised to new life. This week we celebrate in […]

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