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March 18, 2015

Volume 132, Issue #6


April 3, 2015, Good Friday: Isaiah 52:13-53:12; John 18:1-19:42

Aristotle writes that we would never go to the theater to see terrible things happen to a good man through no fault of his. Yet here we gather, aching for a good man’s sorrows and turning to him to make sense of our own.

April 2, 2015, Maundy Thursday: John 13:1-17, 31b-35

John 13 begins with imminent betrayal, suffering, and death. Understandably, we envision the scene with somber images. But I wonder if we overlook Jesus’ joy.

March 29, 2015, Palm Sunday: John 12:12-16

Palm Sunday is a story of disappointed expectations, of what happens when someone you admire refuses to be who you think they should be.

March 22, 2015, Fifth Sunday in Lent: John 12:20-33

The Jesus that John shows us in this week’s Gospel text is not a religious robot, unemotionally prepared to end it all for the cause. He sees the risks, feels them.

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