“Tetelestai”

Today’s Gospel:  John 19:17-30 REFLECTION “Jesus said, ‘It is finished.’ With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.” “Tetelestai.” “It is finished.” The most powerful single word of all of Jesus ministry. It was also his last word. In the Greek it implies that something has come to an end, it has

Peter…Who Didn’t Want Jesus To Wash His Feet

Today’s Gospel:  John 13:1-15 REFLECTION It was the night before Jesus was to die.  The room was very still as every disciple watched the Savior. Tragedy seemed to hang in the air. The ragged disciples were beginning to realize that something was wrong. Anxiety clutched at their hearts as they saw the shadows gathering on

John The Beloved…What Made Him Special

Today’s Gospel:  John 13:21-38 REFLECTION Today’s Gospel calls John the apostle “whom Jesus loved.”  This statement indicates that John enjoyed a special place in the affections of the Savior. The Master loved all His followers, yet for some unrevealed reason an inner circle of comradeship existed within the wider ranks of the disciples: only Peter,

The Woman Who Gave Her Best Before Jesus Died

Today’s Gospel:  John 12:1-11 REFLECTIONEveryone would be proud to have Mary of Bethany for a sister. She has been mentioned three times in the New Testament and these Scriptures, when placed together, supply a most interesting progression of thought. It would seem that only Mary anticipated the death of her Master. While the other disciples

On To Jerusalem

Today’s Gospel:  Matthew 21:1-11 REFLECTIONIn today’s Gospel, we find Jesus commencing the final and most important phase of His life. He was to visit Jerusalem for the last time, and had no illusions about the outcome. We can only wonder and worship as we recognize the serenity of His soul, and the calm orderly way

When Men In Power Conspire

Today’s Gospel:  John 11:45-56 REFLECTIONIn today’s Gospel, the priests and Pharisees had gathered from all parts of Jerusalem; special messengers had summoned them to the emergency session of the nation’s senate. The red lights of warning were shining throughout the land; the irresistible, inescapable Jesus the Carpenter threatened the security of the country. Something had

Taking Risks To Journey With Jesus

Today’s Gospel:  John 10:31-42 REFLECTIONToday’s readings show us that Jeremiah and Jesus are under attack. Persecution escalates. “All my close friends are watching for me to stumble,” Jeremiah laments. Jesus asks, “For which of my good works are you going to stone me?” Jesus continues, “If you don’t believe in me, believe in the works.”

Jesus And Abraham

Today’s Gospel: John 8:51-59 REFLECTIONThen Jesus said, “If I would praise myself, it would count for nothing, but he who gives glory to me is the father, the very one you claim to be your God”. (v. 54) More often than not, as early as five in the morning, just as we turn on the radio

Jesus And Abraham

Today’s Gospel: John 8:51-59 REFLECTIONThen Jesus said, “If I would praise myself, it would count for nothing, but he who gives glory to me is the father, the very one you claim to be your God”. (v. 54) More often than not, as early as five in the morning, just as we turn on the radio

Jesus And Abraham

Today’s Gospel: John 8:51-59 REFLECTIONThen Jesus said, “If I would praise myself, it would count for nothing, but he who gives glory to me is the father, the very one you claim to be your God”. (v. 54) More often than not, as early as five in the morning, just as we turn on the radio