A Reflection for Easter Sunday

If Jesus had a social media account on Easter Sunday morning, I imagine his first tweet would most likely have been: #you too. How many ‘hits’ do you think he would have received? Well, from what we read in the accounts in the Gospel of the events leading to his crucifixion

A Reflection for Palm Sunday

A word that has gained increasing currency in our conversations is the word ‘passion’. A day doesn’t go by but one hears in the media that, to be successful in any particular field of endeavour, one must have a passion for one’s particular chosen career, be it in business or sport, or religion.

A Reflection for the Fifth Sunday of Lent

The Raising of Lazarus is the last of the seven signs of Jesus reported in the Gospel of John. It is climatic in that it summarizes everything about his identity as the one sent by the Father to reveal his love. The symbolism of this wonderful drama rests in terms such as Light, Life and Glory, and yet the narrative unfolds with the stench of death filling the nostrils of those who watch and wait. This is the human condition so fallen and so exalted. We are invited here as Séamus Heaney says to “Walk on air, against our better judgment!”