Category: SEASONS

HE IS RISEN! RISEN INDEED!!

RESURRECTION SUNDAY!

“Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee, Saying, ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.’” LUKE 24:5-7

Detail: Il allait par les villages en route pour Jérusalem. By James Tissot.

HOLY WEEK: PALM SUNDAY (Steadfast Journey)

Even as He journeyed toward Jerusalem, a contingency of sympathetic religious leaders intercepted Jesus’ company warning: “Get out and depart from here, for Herod wants to kill You.” Jesus calmly assured them that Herod had no ability to affect His plans. He would continue toward Jerusalem undeterred.

Esther Denouncing Haman, (c. 1888).

The Choice (Purim)

You can choose to ignore the animus focused on the Jewish community and delude yourself into thinking you have no responsibility. Or, you can choose to follow Esther’s example and stand in solidarity with and as an advocate for God’s Chosen People.

Haman and Mordecai.

Anti-Semitic Schemes (Purim)

Much to the disgrace of humanity, history is replete with attempts to exterminate the Jewish people. Even though it would be instructive, those intent on harming the Jewish fail to take into account a consequential principle demonstrated in the Old Testament book of Esther.