Today is Trinity Sunday, one of the few celebrations of the Christian Year that commemorates a reality and doctrine rather than an event – for example, the birth of Jesus Christ or the descending of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples – or person – like Saint Michael, Saint Paul, or even Johann Sebastian Bach. It is celebrated the Sunday after Pentecost, and lasts only one day. On Trinity
“If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” Boy, it’s so easy to carry a grudge. It’s so easy to be upset about that little thing that someone did to you 4 years ago and never apologized for, but still gets to you every time you see them. I mean, we’re human and it’s easy. But that’s not the Jesus way. “If you
Death is never an easy reality to face. It is often unexpected, but some of the most challenging situations arise when a group knows that a beloved member of their community will die. Such a dynamic is depicted in Lulu Wang’s The Farewell, in which the family goes to great lengths to hide a terminal diagnosis from their beloved grandmother. The film is a touching and comedic depiction of their
Old Turtle and the Broken Truth is written by Douglas Wood and illustrated by Jon J Muth. Permission was given by Scholastic to read the book in its entirety and to livestream the reading.
Good old Doubting Thomas returns today – as I predicted he would. And today Jesus challenges the disciples in a new way. He says, “Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; but if you do not, then believe me because of the works themselves” (Jn 14:11). To believe involves more than intellectual agreement. It involves committing the whole self to the care of God. It is a