“All mine are thine, and thine are mine”
7th Week of Easter, Tuesday
“…everything of mine is yours and everything of yours is mine, and I have been glorified in them.”
Contemplation of divine truths requires deep silence and listening. One does not come before these mysteries expecting to “settle” conundrums or untie knots once and for all.… Read the rest
The Father is With Me
7th Week of Easter, Monday
After two thousand years, we are still grappling with the depths of Jesus’ words at the Last Supper. Yet after only a few minutes, the disciples come forth with the glib response, “Now you are talking plainly, and not in any figure of speech.… Read the rest
Benedicat terra Dominum!
“Let the earth bless the Lord.
Praise and exalt him above all forever.”
Daniel 3:74… Read the rest
Who is the Father?
7th Week of Easter, Sunday
“Now glorify me, Father, with you, with the glory that I had with you before the world began.”
The word “glory” rings several times in this passage, evoking an unfamiliar and unworldly milieu.… Read the rest
Mysteries Too Deep
6th Week of Easter, Saturday
“On that day” of rejoicing, Jesus says, “you will not question me about anything.” But on this day, “whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you.”… Read the rest
Who are you calling slow?
Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose (1858-1937) invented the crescograph to measure the growth of plants.… Read the rest
Your Hearts will Rejoice
6th Week of Easter, Friday
Gaze upon a flower for one minute and observe its movement. It appears to be still, but it is constantly changing, growing or fading. The wind blows and it sways. Light and shadows flicker continuously so that it appears in a slightly different shade every second.… Read the rest
The Eyes of the Heart
Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord
Acts 1:1-11, Ephesians 1:17-23, Matthew 28:16-20
“Men of Galilee, why are you standing there looking at the sky?”
Both at the empty tomb and at the Ascension in Luke’s writings, two men dressed in white suddenly appear and ask, “Why?”… Read the rest