In Sunday's Gospel, Jesus tells his disciples "As the Father has sent Me, so I also send you." Sent to do what? Simply to tell everyone that God has forgiven them. Has forgiven. Can that be true?
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Long before we arrive at our Gospel account of Christ's Resurrection, the symbols of the Easter season, the spring flowers, eggs, rabbits and lambs, reveal to us that Easter is a celebration of new life.
If all we had was Good Friday then our life and our world would be totally at the mercy of those who do evil. Falsity would triumph over truth, injustice over justice, evil over good.
We want the truth. Our hunger for truth is a basic human instinct an instinct that is every bit as real as the desire for love or riches.
Holy Thursday homily given by Rev. Thomas J. O'Hara, C.S.C., provincial superior of the U.S. Province, at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, April 17, 2014.
"He was only at his best when things were at theirs." Years ago, when I first read those words, applied I think to some King of England or Prince of Wales, they struck me as a very harsh criticism indeed, particularly of an Englishman.
I hear the question every year: Why did Jesus have to die? Why did He have to die so horribly?
"Untie him and let him go free." Face it: all of us are tied up in one way or another. Some of us have self-imposed shackles, though we may be unaware of them or deny their existence.