Last week’s gospel about the woman at the well has a lot in common with today’s gospel on the man born blind. First, in both cases, Jesus takes the initiative….He reaches out first.
There is so much contained in our gospel today we could spend the whole day discussing it. So I would like to concentrate on a single word spoken by God the Father to Peter, James and John
The saying from our gospel that we all know so well, an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. It is a command that has often been used to justify our brutality.
The gospel today contains a rubric for the Eucharist. Rubrics are directions in the official book that we use for mass. They are printed in red ink.
Dr. David Livingstone, who died in 1873, was a Scottish missionary and explorer. He spent over half of his life serving in Africa.
In April of 1986, two gray-haired men greeted each other in Tokyo’s airport. Both men had tears in their eyes, one man was an American named Ponich.