Pentecost                           Charlemagne said, “To have another language is to possess a second soul.” While Nelson Mandela said, “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.”             Today’s first reading talks about the transformation … Continue reading EXPLORING THE LANGUAGES LOVE


Thursday, 7th Week of Easter                        “So that they may be one, as we are one…”             Jesus’ prayer for Christian unity is much more relevant to the church in the modern world than it was to the church of the early Christians. The fragmentation of the Christian church in our time has been described … Continue reading WE ARE ONE


Tuesday, 7th Week of Easter                         “Now this is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ.”             Today’s gospel text is the only passage I know of where Jesus lays down a straightforward definition of eternal life. Christians have made “eternal life” into … Continue reading ETERNAL LIFE


Monday, 7th Week of Easter                          “I have told you this so that you might have peace in me.”             Peace is usually understood as freedom from war or public disturbance. On the level of the individual person, peace means absence of mental conflict. But the Hebrew shalom (peace) is more encompassing. Its fundamental idea … Continue reading PEACE IN JESUS