With Eyes Alone

And the Lord turning looked on Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, As he had said: Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And Peter, going out, wept bitterly. Luke 22:61-62 Peter, whom Christ has proclaimed the rock upon which his Church is founded, denies his Lord before the servantsContinue reading “With Eyes Alone”

What Will You Give Me?

Then went one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, to the chief priests, and said to them: What will you give me, and I will deliver him unto you? But they appointed him thirty pieces of silver. And from thenceforth he sought opportunity to betray him (Mt. 26:14-16). Bleed now, loving heart! Ah!Continue reading “What Will You Give Me?”

From Dust to Dust

On Ash Wednesday, we are reminded of the sentence pronounced by God upon our first ancestor: “Dust thou art, and into dust thou shalt return” (Gen. 3:19). Adam had been given everything: “a paradise of pleasure,” and total dominion over it. Made in the image of God, he understood, cared for, and enjoyed all ofContinue reading “From Dust to Dust”