“Father, Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit”

 It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, for the sun stopped shinning. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last.Continue reading ““Father, Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit””

Feeling Forsaken

From noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over all the land. About three in the afternoon, Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli,” lema sabachthani? (which means) ” My God, my God, why have you forsake me?” We are standing on Golgotha and watching in dismay how Jesus is dying a painful death, soContinue reading “Feeling Forsaken”

“Here Is Your Son”

      Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved, standing nearby he said to her, “Woman here is your son, “ and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that timeContinue reading ““Here Is Your Son””

There is Always Hope With God

All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field, the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord endures forever. 1 Peter 1:24-25 Tradition and the letter itself identify the apostle Peter as the author of this book, a pastoral address to the house-churchesContinue reading “There is Always Hope With God”