The sun was darkened and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst. And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I … [Read more...]
It is finished!
In the beginning was the Word. So says the gospel of John. The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. John says in this man was life and the life was … [Read more...]
In the fifth word from the cross, Jesus says simply, "I thirst." Someone standing nearby gives him a drink by putting a sponge on a hyssop plant. R.J. … [Read more...]
My God, My God Why Have You Forsaken Me?
In his poem 1867 poem Dover Beach, Matthew Arnold described the withdrawal of faith in Western society. And a couple of decades later, Nietzsche … [Read more...]
Woman, Behold Your Son
Jesus in his third word from the cross makes provision for his mother by committing her to the care of his disciple John. In this meditation from … [Read more...]
Today, You Will Be With Me in Paradise
The second word from the cross is "Truly, I say unto you, today you will be with me in paradise." R.J. Neuhaus begins this meditation with: The … [Read more...]