John Foley, SJ
Thomas loved Jesus doggedly but moped about the dangerous situations Jesus was always walking right into.
The classical mystics speak of two “dark nights of the soul,” two painful, purifying periods of life we must all undergo.
Hope and Exultation
The reading from Acts says that after the resurrection the disciples ate their meals with exultation. What could possibly bring a person to eat his dinner with exultation?
As a new baby asks wordlessly for attention, room, time, and nurturing, so the Risen Christ asks for the same in our lives.
If only we could follow in the footsteps of Christ and wish peace to everyone! If only we could forgive as he forgave!
Does your idea of community in the midst of the pandemic virus include all your brothers and sisters in the world?
Assumption (The Unicorn)
children and virgins
waking to find his head in their lap