Tag Archive: Surprise

Oct 11

Are we among the 9 Lepers in the Gospel?

This Sunday, we read about when Jesus went to cure the 10 lepers but only 1 came back to give thanks. It’s Luke 17:11-19 if you forget the story. All over the Gospel we read about lepers: but who were they? Leprosy is a disease that eats away the skin. In the ancient world, nobody …

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Apr 15

Is Heaven Temporary?

When I was a kid I understood heaven as sitting on a cloud listening to an eternal harp concert. I wasn’t sure if it would be me who sat there or just some ghostly version of myself. I would have rather played Lego, won sports, or eaten mom’s home cooking than listen to harps. It’s better …

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Dec 12

The Shocking Joy of the Resurrection

How often we have so much experience and it makes us dull to reality. Christ’s resurrection should be a complete surprise but it often leaves us dull. How much faith John must have had that “He saw and he believed.” (John 20:8) Working with young people and teens helps. Even though we can be a …

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