Centripetal Force

24 April 2008. Thursday of the 5th Week of EasterActs 15, 7-21; John 15, 9-11 Off-Route In Physics, we were taught about two pairs of forces associated with circular motion. Isaac Newton’s first law of motion tells us that a moving body travels along a straight path with a constant speed or velocity, unless itContinue reading “Centripetal Force”

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What is Essential to Salvation

23 April 2008 Wednesday of the 5th Week of EasterActs 15, 1-6; John 15, 1-8 There arose a great debate among the Jewish Christian community in Jerusalem. They were overjoyed with the growing number of Gentile converts. Yet some were not as happy. They took the opportunity to lobby for Gentile circumcision. To Jews, circumcisionContinue reading “What is Essential to Salvation”

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How Can One be at Peace When One Suffers

22 April 2008 Tuesday of the 5th Week of EasterActs 14, 19-28; John 14, 27-31 It is often difficult to reconcile the two themes of the readings today: the first reading accounts Paul’s suffering and the Gospel tells us that Jesus gives peace to us. How can one be at peace when one suffers? PaulContinue reading “How Can One be at Peace When One Suffers”

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Having Jesus as the Way

20 April 2008. 5th Sunday of EasterActs 6, 1-7; Psalm 33; 1 Peter 2, 4-9; John 14, 1-12Jesus says in the Gospel today that He is the Way for those who are lost. What does He mean? It is like finding someone who knows the way and offers his help. It is different when youContinue reading “Having Jesus as the Way”

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Our Name Defines Us

15 April 2008. Tuesday of the 4th Week of EasterActs 11, 19-26 What’s in a Name? Scriptures put significance to one’s name and the act of naming. In Genesis, man names creatures. The Israelites put a great ceremony in the naming of a child such as John the Baptist. The first reading records that weContinue reading “Our Name Defines Us”

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Mercy at Easter

30 March 2008 2nd Sunday of EasterActs 2, 42-47; Peter 1, 3-9; John 20, 19-31The word of the day is empathy. The Oxford English Dictionary defines it as “the ability to identify mentally with a person… and so understand his or her feelings.” This is the experience when we become aware of our unity withContinue reading “Mercy at Easter”

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The Process that Enables

25 March 2008 Wednesday in the Octave of EasterActs 3, 1-10; Luke 24, 13-35 The Process that Enables It is striking that the readings today hinges on some incapacities. The Responsorial Psalm says it all: “Rejoice, O hearts that seek the Lord.” There is an enabling or empowering process. First, we begin with a limitation.Continue reading “The Process that Enables”

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The Process that Enables

25 March 2008 Wednesday in the Octave of EasterActs 3, 1-10; Luke 24, 13-35 The Process that Enables It is striking that the readings today hinges on some incapacities. The Responsorial Psalm says it all: “Rejoice, O hearts that seek the Lord.” There is an enabling or empowering process. First, we begin with a limitation.Continue reading “The Process that Enables”

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The Joy of the People of Easter

24 March 2008 Monday in the Octave of EasterActs 2, 14, 22-33; Matthew 28, 8-15 The Joy of the People of Easter Everyone wants a certain drama in a story. The luminous Easter begins with a predawn darkness with women on their way to the tomb to mourn Jesus’ death. At the opened tomb, anContinue reading “The Joy of the People of Easter”

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