Jesus Wept 2

When Jesus arrived, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days.

We may wonder sometimes if Jesus knows our grief. We forget that he is just as human as we are. When Martha goes out to meet Jesus, she is meeting with a dear friend. Unsettled, with mixed thoughts and feelings, she tells the Lord, “If you had been here, my brother would not have died.” It can sound almost as though she is reprimanding him. But her frankness over her frustration really shows how close she is to him, and him to her.  More…

The One Thing Needed 5

The Gospel for this upcoming Sunday (Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time) is short and simple, yet packs an important lesson for all of us — Marys and Marthas — in today’s over-active, result-oriented culture. This week I want to share some reflections on this passage (Luke 10:38:42), taken  from a project I am working on. I hope it will help you foster a deeper friendship with Christ — truly, the one thing neededMore…