Monthly Archives: May 2014

John 14:1-14—5th Sunday of Easter—May 18, 2004

“If in my name, you ask for it, I will do it.” This is what Jesus tells the disciples, in response mostly to questions from Thomas, at the end of our gospel. That’s a pretty big promise. Has Jesus been … Continue reading

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Luke 24:13-35—Third Sunday of Easter—May 4, 2014

This week, manners and civility were a hot topic in my house. As most of you know, my wife Erin writes for The Globe and Mail, and we tease her that whatever topic she is working on at the time … Continue reading

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John 20:19-31—Second Sunday of Easter—April 29, 2014

Yesterday, The Globe and Mail ran a story about a woman named Catharina MacMillan, under the headline “The Good Death.” Catharina was a mom and wife who, after a long battle with cancer, was given only months to live. She … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday 2014

Christ is Risen! Christ is Risen Indeed! Alleluia! “Do not be afraid.” That is a repeated phrase in our gospel this morning. And yet how can we heed it? Around the world is a fearful place. Ferries capsize, planes go … Continue reading

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Good Friday 2014

A few weeks ago, in The Globe and Mail, I read an essay from a mother whose seven-year-old was born with a disability that causes cognitive delays. He was happy, and close to his brother. But he didn’t have many … Continue reading

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