The resurrection of Jesus – unimportant people

The resurrection of Jesus – unimportant people It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Jesus called out with a loud voice, ‘Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.’ WhenContinue reading “The resurrection of Jesus – unimportant people”

Meditations for Good Friday

Meditation on St John’s account of Jesus’ crucifixion St John describes the crucifixion very briefly. So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). There they crucified him, and with him two others – one on each sideContinue reading “Meditations for Good Friday”

Luke 18: 31 – 34 Jesus predicts his death a third time

Luke 18: 31 – 34 Jesus predicts his death a third time Jesus took the Twelve aside and told them, ‘We are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written by the prophets about the Son of Man will be fulfilled. He will be handed over to the Gentiles. They will mock him, insultContinue reading “Luke 18: 31 – 34 Jesus predicts his death a third time”

Luke 12: 49 – 53 Not peace but division

Luke 12: 49 – 53 Not peace but division ‘I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! But I have a baptism to undergo, and what constraint I am under until it is completed! Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, IContinue reading “Luke 12: 49 – 53 Not peace but division”

John 19: 17 – 37 The crucifixion and death of Jesus

John 19: 17 – 37 The crucifixion and death of Jesus The crucifixion of Jesus So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). There they crucified him, and with him two others – one on each sideContinue reading “John 19: 17 – 37 The crucifixion and death of Jesus”

John 6: 25 – 59 Jesus the bread of life

John 6: 25 – 59 Jesus the bread of life When they found him on the other side of the lake, they asked him, ‘Rabbi, when did you get here?’ Jesus answered, ‘Very truly I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw the signs I performed but because you ate theContinue reading “John 6: 25 – 59 Jesus the bread of life”