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The Gospel from today’s Mass (John 13:21-33; 36-39), Jesus demonstrates both His Omniscience and abounding patience. (more…)

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The Gospel from today’s Mass (John 13:21-33; 36-39), Jesus looks into the heart of Judas. (more…)

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The Gospel from today’s Mass (John 12:1-11) provides an amazing insight into Jesus’ grand view of eternity (more…)

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The Gospel from today’s Mass (John 12:1-11) describes an erie look into Christ’s reaction to good and evil (more…)

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The Destruction of the Temple by Francesco Hayez

In today’s Gospel from the Mass (John 11:45-56), Caiaphas, the Chief Priest becomes an unsuspecting Prophet (more…)

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“These are not the droids you are looking for…”

In the Gospel from the Mass from yesterday (John 10:31-31), the Jews are preparing to stone Jesus to death because they believe that He has blasphemed.  After Jesus confounds them with with both logic and evidence, here is what happens:

“Again they tried to arrest him, but he escaped from their hands.” (John 10:39).

How does Jesus escape from their hands?  This is not the first time that an angry mob attempts to kill or capture Jesus, but Jesus miraculously escapes (Luke 4:30; John 8:59).

Perhaps Jesus uses only His human power to thwart His would-be killers.  But perhaps, He uses His Divine Power to escape.

In Star Wars, Obi Wan Kenobi throws the Storm Troopers off his trail, using the power of “The Force” to blind their minds: Obi Wan says, “These are not the droids you are looking for…” and the Storm Troopers repeat the phrase and leave.

Obi Wan is fiction.  Jesus is real and Divine.  Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.

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In the Gospel from today’s Mass (John 8:51-59), Jesus is about to get stoned.  What happens next? (more…)

 

In the Gospel from today’s Mass (John 8:51-59), Jesus definitively states that He is God (more…)

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In today’s Gospel from the Mass (John 8:31-42), Jesus tells the people that “If you remain in my word, you will truly be My disciples and you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free.

Jesus Christ is the Truth.  For a fuller reflection on the Divine Truth of Jesus Christ see this previous post.

 

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In today’s Gospel from the Mass (John 8:31-42), Jesus speaks about the slavery epidemic, an epidemic that is still running rampant today (more…)