Monday, May 28, 2012

Afar Off–Part 8

When we left off, Jesus had been crucified and buried.  But the source of that light, no matter how distant it seems hasn’t gone away.  It still pushes against the darkness.  Jesus has been anointed for burial, placed in the tomb, the tomb sealed.  He’s locked in.  Soldiers prevent grave robbers or the disciples from stealing the body of Our Lord.  Jesus is “locked in”.  Or is He?

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Afar Off–Part 7

Again, that’s John Vincent’s “Sunrise in My Backyard”.  The light from beyond got me thinking about how we perceive our “distance” from God.  And we’ve been looking at that from the perspective of the events of “holy week”.  We last looked at Jesus’ sentencing.  So, let’s continue from there.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Even Jesus Considered Mothers Important

We still have more in our "holy week"series on our relationship with God.  But today is Mothers' Day in the US.  So, here are some thoughts I shared earlier on Facebook and Google+:

An interesting thought, this Mothers' Day. Catholics tend to elevate Mary, the mother of Jesus to some splenderous spiritual level. Evangelicals tend to dismiss that with the fact that she's a sinner just like the rest of us. I suspect the truth lies somewhere in between.  Let me explain.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Afar Off–Part 6

We mentioned, last time, that scourging and crucifixion were never a one-two punch in sentencing under Roman law.  Except for Jesus.  We could have discussed some things about the sentencing, then.  But that would have split the discussion of the sentencing between posts, so we decided to wait and put all the parts together.