GOSPEL REFLECTION: John 5:17-30 Healing on the Sabbath and the Authority of the Son

In tomorrow’s Gospel, God wants us to hear Jesus’ response to the Pharisees. Several times Jesus repeats ‘truly, truly’ which means LISTEN! What message does Jesus want me to hear?

That He is God’s only begotten Son and does nothing without the Father. He does God’s will. It is the Father showing the Son what He wants for us: healing, relief, love. New life.

Baptism matters!

By our Baptism we have ‘the principal role’ and duty, on behalf of all of creation, to assist each other in living holier lives. Through this “a more human manner of living is promoted in this earthly society”. Baptism matters.

Hearts sing of Christ our King

God is working in so many people’s lives right now. He has a special affection for those suffering, like what a parent feels when their child cries those huge alligator tears. It comes from a special space in His heart. And we all have a little of that in our hearts too, made in His image. What if we were to embrace that rather than suppress or avoid it?

A season of death? No, a season of life!

This triduum kicks off a month of recalling our loved ones who have gone before us. It is a time of remembering and of healing. At the surface, we sorrow for our loss of their presence in our lives. Underneath, we sorrow for all the important conversations that didn’t take place when they were with us, but needed to…