Easter Monday.  A family story for today

Easter Monday. A family story for today

As it is Family Day in SA here is a very different family story:  Nikolaos, the Greek owner at the Spar greeted his customers who came in to buy Easter eggs by saying, “The Lord is risen, Alleluia.” Instead of saying, “Thanks be to God, Alleluia,” which is the right...
Easter Sunday.  The Resurrection.  Simon concludes his story

Easter Sunday. The Resurrection. Simon concludes his story

April 12. EASTER – RESURRECTION.  The next day I, Simon,  started planning to go back home to continue my work, but I heard and I believed that he had truly risen from the dead.  He comes to me sometimes in dreams and even waking dreams. Sometimes his eyes are sad,...
Easter Vigil.  Remembering our Baptism .

Easter Vigil. Remembering our Baptism .

Simon continues:  I wasn’t sure what to do after that.  It seemed such a let down. I went back to my cousin’s house feeling lost and abandoned. I thought of all the faces, all the eyes I had seen.  Jesus’ eyes haunted me the most.  There was terrible pain, of course, ...

Holy Thursday, in memory

Simon continues his story:  Jerusalem was becoming very crowded before the Passover feast but there were strange undercurrents.  I could see it in people’s eyes, a restlessness, an uncertainty but a keen anticipation for the upcoming feast too.  I joined some family...
Holy Week Wednesday

Holy Week Wednesday

April 8. Wednesday of Holy Week. Simon continued his story.  One day I followed the group as they went up to Bethany, I was told, to the house of Lazarus.  Did he really raise this man from the dead?    And was the story about the sister pouring a whole jar of...
IF WE ONLY HAVE LOVE we can reach those in pain

IF WE ONLY HAVE LOVE we can reach those in pain

“IF WE ONLY HAVE LOVE we can reach those in pain.”    The media these days is a helpful, intriguing but also a dangerous tool.  They can inform, entertain, and scare or cause confusion with news as well as fake news. They can highlight entrenched issues or put all the...