Faith, Family, and Fatherhood — Lent 08

Holy Saturday

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This is such a beautiful meditation for today I like to post it every Holy Saturday.

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Passion Week

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My Holy Week or Passion Week was one that I will not soon forget. Our Lord, in His goodness, presented to me many opportunities to suffer with Him. It was a week of love, a week of suffering, and a week of faith.

On Sunday I received a call at work from one of my catechists (I am a DRE at a large parish in Columbus, OH) concerning his wife who has cancer. I had been staying in fairly close contact...

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Sacrifice

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Readings for Monday of Holy Week

Yesterday I was sitting on a stool in the bathroom beside the toilet cleaning out a soiled cloth diaper (stay with me) as my refreshed 20 month old looked on. The thought came to my mind that he doesn't appreciate what I am doing for him at this moment. He doesn't understand the sacrifice, although small, that I am making for him at this moment.

As I pondered this I...

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The Serpent and the Crucifix

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Readings for Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent

It seems strange that God would instruct Moses to create a graven image. It is even more strange that God uses this image to heal his people. And He does so by having them simply look at it. Scripture tells us that "whoever looks at it after being bitten will live." It doesn't say that they will not experience pain. It does not say that they will...

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The Flesh and the Spirit

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Readings for the Fifth Sunday of Lent

I have this ongoing argument with my body. I continue to tell my body that we cannot end up eternally in two different places. To this day though, it remains unreasonable. My body won't accept that it's actions are taking us toward a place neither of us will want to end up. It is unyielding, but I continue to work towards training it to my will. With a great...

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