Archive for March, 2012

Friday of Lent 2 – John 11:28-44

ShareJohn 11:28-44 Jesus wept. Every fan of Bible trivia knows that this is the shortest verse in the Bible (though not many could tell you it’s John11:35).  This morning, I’m going to write about 1000 words on just 2 words: “Jesus wept.” Jesus wept.  This is an extraordinary statement.  Knowing with Martha that Jesus is […]

March 8, 2012 | 1 Comment More

Thursday of Lent 2 – John 11:17-27

ShareJohn 11:17-27 I wonder a lot about how the Gospel comes down to us in particular, pre-packaged forms.  I wonder about how it is that certain semi-official versions of the gospel became semi-official versions; about how and when John 3:16 became the verse of the Bible; about how Thomas became merely “Doubting Thomas”; about how […]

March 7, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of Lent 2 – John 11:1-16

ShareJohn 11:1-16 “Let us also go, that we may die with Him” said Believing Thomas (it’s always bothered me that we burden St. Thomas solely with the descriptor “Doubting”).  I don’t believe Thomas actually knew what he was saying, but I think I know what it might mean to us. “Let us also go, that […]

March 6, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of Lent 2 – John 10:1-30 – Part III

ShareJohn 10:1-30 – Part III Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd, both knows and leads His sheep.  But this knowledge (which is love) and this leading (which is love by serving) means that the Good Shepherd also gives His life for the sheep (verse 11 and 15). Jesus, the Good Shepherd, loves His sheep: He loves […]

March 5, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Lent 2 – John 10:1-30 – Part II

ShareJohn 10:1-30 – Part II The Good Shepherd not only knows His sheep but also leads them.  “He calls His own sheep by name and leads them out.  And when He brings out his own sheep, He goes before them; and the sheep follow Him, for they know His voice” (verses 3 and 4). The […]

March 4, 2012 | 0 Comments More