Monthly Archives: August 2013

What Happened in the Garden

Your garden may be a quiet place for retreat, relaxation, and contemplation. John 20:1-18 records two events that happened in a garden, events that warrant contemplation, but also change the history of the world. While John’s account of Christ’s resurrection … Continue reading

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Were you there when they laid him in the tomb?

In John 19:38-42 notice who were not there as you see the final depth of Christ’s humiliation. John tells you of the activity of Joseph of Arimathea and of Nicodemus, as the honor they render points to the beginning of … Continue reading

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The One You Pierced!

John gives his eyewitness account of Christ’s sufferings and death. But remember that the Gospel was written after the passage sufficient time for reflection, in the light of the Old Testament, on the meaning of Christ’s redemptive work. In John … Continue reading

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Here Is Your Son. . . Here Is Your Mother

The Apostle John takes you to the foot of the cross. This brief scene, John 19:25-27, is moving, but as important as Mary is, she is not the central figure. In the midst of his suffering, Jesus takes time to … Continue reading

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