Lent and Easter

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

See and meditate on Christ’s love for you! This version of the Stations of the Cross connects our own lives to the sacrifice Jesus made for us. The video contains works of art created by people around the world. Each one is a different style to represent the globalness and diversity of the Church while […]


WHAT’S TIED UP IN YOUR LIFE? (Luke 19:28-40)

Jesus sacrificed his comfort and his body and blood to take the punishment that we deserve for our sins. In this video reflection on Luke 19: 28-40, we ask: Why do you think the Gospel writer spent time explaining how Jesus obtained the colt for his ride into Jerusalem? The Transcript There’s a key phrase […]


UNION WITH CHRIST (LUKE 4:1-13)

Jesus’ life is our life if we’re sincere about our faith. We unite ourselves to him by receiving his body and blood in the Eucharist. We meet him in the scriptures and walk with him on the path to heaven. During Lent, the readings that the Church provides for Sunday and daily Mass will help […]


LIGHT IN OUR DARKNESS (Luke 9:28-36)

In Luke 9, the Transfiguration of Jesus, we see Jesus reveal the uncreated light of his true identity and we hear the Father say, “This is my chosen Son; listen to him.” We experience Christ’s deepest identity every time we listen to him and allow the Holy Spirit to enlighten our understanding of his words […]


MERCY: HOW IT HELPS EVIL-DOERS (Luke 13:1-9)

  How do you feel when someone who’s been hurtful, cruel, or morally corrupt gets hit with a hardship that makes them suffer? Our natural tendency is to rejoice because justice has finally been meted out. Jesus addresses this in Luke 13:1-9. He wants us to understand that we cannot truthfully say that someone is […]


LOVE SAYS: YOU ARE WORTHY TO RECEIVE! (Luke 15:1-32)

Who is worthy to receive the love and unconditional forgiveness of God? During every Mass, we pray, “Lord, I am not worthy… but say the Word and my soul shall be healed.” Jesus illustrates in Luke 15:1-32 that we are all worthy, but not because of what we do — rather, it’s because of what […]


COMPASSION CURES CONDEMNATION (John 8:1-11)

The Gospel reading John 8:1-11 shows us a good example of how to treat someone who is, as Jesus says elsewhere in scripture (Matthew 25) “the least of these.” The recipient of Christ’s compassion in this story was considered to be unworthy of life itself. She was first of all a woman, which in her […]


JOY IN DAILY LIFE IS THE TRIUMPH OF THE CROSS

The doorway into heaven is the cross. Experiencing the glory of the celebration of Easter — deep within our hearts, within our needs, within our desires — began with accepting our sorrows and sacrifices and sufferings are our own personal connections to Jesus. And now, Easter joy comes not only from accepting what Jesus did […]


SACRIFICES ARE SOLIDARITY WITH CHRIST

Saint Teresa of Calcutta said, “Lent is a time when we relive the Passion of Christ. Let it not be just a time when our feelings are roused, but let it be a change that comes through cooperation with God’s grace in real sacrifices of self.” In this video reflection, Terry Modica examines how our […]