There is a distinct contrast in the attitude of Thomas when we first hear him in today’s Gospel and when he speaks to Jesus a week later.
Donald Bevan and Edmund Trzcinski were prisoners of war in a concentration camp in Austria. They translated their experiences into the play, “Stalag 17,” which in 1953 was made into a movie with the same name.
One of the most relatable prayers of Jesus is His faith-filled plea to the Father that He not have to drink of the cup of the cross.
When we encounter the Lord Jesus in today’s Gospel, He is at His low point, at the nadir of His popularity.
I recall being in fifth grade at Holy Name of Jesus School in Windsor Ter¬race when my teacher told my parents that I was having some problems reading what was written on the blackboard.
Our Lord Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan woman, who is simply looking for some water, is a supreme example of what Pope Francis calls “accompaniment.”
Sometimes in our reading of Sacred Scripture, it’s important to put things into context. Sometimes, it’s important to examine exactly where a section of the Bible is taken from in order to understand it more fully.
What are you giving up for Lent?
As a kid growing up, many of my friends would tell me all the time that being a Christian is easy.
When I was a college seminarian, one of our apostolate ministries was to serve as catechists at parishes in their faith formation programs.