The Judas Within: A Reflection on Wednesday of Holy Week

"Course he isn't safe, but he is good. He is not a tame lion." These are the oft-quoted words with which C.S. Lewis describes Aslan, his Christ-figure from The Chronicles of Narnia. They are 'oft-quoted' because they hit at something profoundly true about Jesus. He is not safe. He doesn't fit into our preconceived notions … Continue reading The Judas Within: A Reflection on Wednesday of Holy Week

This Hour: A Reflection on Tuesday of Holy Week

There was a great New Yorker cartoon the other day that featured a woman looking down to the empty streets below and saying into her phone, “We’re in the part of the movie that’s usually a montage.” This desire to speed up time and just get through to the other side of this pandemic been … Continue reading This Hour: A Reflection on Tuesday of Holy Week

Offering: A Reflection for Monday of Holy Week

Well, friends, welcome to Holy Week, a week like no other. We speak of Advent and Lent being times of reflection. And they are. But Holy Week goes one step further, as we walk alongside Jesus and his friends and followers towards disaster. In today's Gospel reading, which actually takes place before the triumph and … Continue reading Offering: A Reflection for Monday of Holy Week

The Cost and the Cross (A Good Friday Reflection)

It’s Good Friday, a day rich in significance for Christians, the day when we commemorate Jesus’ crucifixion. Reading the story today, I couldn’t help but think of words that we’ve heard a lot in the media over the past couple years: collusion, conspiracy, betrayal, obstruction of justice, denial, false motivations, and that old favorite of … Continue reading The Cost and the Cross (A Good Friday Reflection)

Fear and Loathing in Jerusalem (A reflection on John 11.45-57)

Here we are at the end of Lent. Tomorrow is Palm Sunday, the day when the Church remembers Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem where he is hailed by the masses as their champion and king. In my liturgical tradition, the same day is also called Passion Sunday, and the story of Jesus’ betrayal, arrest, trials, … Continue reading Fear and Loathing in Jerusalem (A reflection on John 11.45-57)