“Why is it called Good Friday? What’s so good about it?” All the years I taught Religious Education in public schools, I could lay bets on some student asking this question. By and large, the kids I taught were engaged with the stories of Jesus – enough to be dismayed and offended at the accountsContinue reading “Why “Good Friday”””
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The Joy of Holy Week
The celebratory feast of accomplishment described in Isaiah 25 is very suitable for an entry into Holy Week, which culminates in the Three Days of Easter (Triduum) that embrace the trial, crucifixion, entombment and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth who is also the Christ. Holy Week is confusing to many across the spectrum of ChristianContinue reading “The Joy of Holy Week”
Movie Review: “Seven Pounds”
Well, I’d like to review this movie but it’s hard without putting in a spoiler. Suffice it to say that it deals with themes of guilt and atonement and one has to stay with the confused plot line for almost 2 hours before all the pieces fall into place.