Tag: resurrection

Happy Easter 2018

[Writing of his wife Katharine, who was planning the planting of bulbs in her garden even though she knew she likely would not live to see the spring.] There was something comical yet touching in her bedraggled appearance…. The small hunched-over figure, her studied… Continue Reading “Happy Easter 2018”

Everything is Resurrection

It is not more surprising to be born twice than once; everything in nature is resurrection. – Voltaire

Resurrection and Touching the Mystery of Life

There is a certain fear of death that comes from not having lived yet. I had to face it myself when I had cancer a few years ago. I don’t think I was afraid of death at that time, but I also knew I… Continue Reading “Resurrection and Touching the Mystery of Life”

Easter – The Promise of Resurrection

Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime. – Martin Luther

Easter Tuesday – A Better Resurrection

Today’s Poem from Education for Justice is by Christina Rosetti. A Better Resurrection I have no wit, no words, no tears;    My heart within me like a stone Is numb’d too much for hopes or fears;    Look right, look left, I dwell… Continue Reading “Easter Tuesday – A Better Resurrection”

Ascension Thursday

Here in the U.S. we celebrate the Feast of the Ascension on Sunday. Nonetheless, I still see Thursday listed as an option on the USCCB website, and our Psalters still show the Ascension as a Thursday feast. So I say, let’s celebrate twice! It’s… Continue Reading “Ascension Thursday”

Hope in the Face of . . . Seeming Doom

The message of the Gospel is a message of Resurrection – of Easter. It does not deny darkness. It does not seek to cover-up Good Friday. We are always pointed toward Hope – toward Easter. In the words of the beloved Pope John the… Continue Reading “Hope in the Face of . . . Seeming Doom”