a rugged lad, winsome miss
a summer night, dream of bliss
a yearning glance, tender kiss
enkindled hearts speak words of love
a raised cross upon a hill
a storm of shouts, mocking, shrill
a man suffers, pleading still
“forgive them father”. This is Love
Originally composed by Passionist Bro. Richard McCall (Deceased)
Revised 10/14 jp
Last Week’s post credited to Jim Paulin should have read: Originally composed by Passionist Bro. Richard McCall (Deceased) Revised 10/14 jp
Scripture Reflection for Sunday, November 2, 2014
by Dave O’Donnell
Mahatma Gandhi read and appreciated the New Testament. To a Christian trying to convert him he responded: “If God could have sons, all of us were His sons. If Jesus was like God, or God Himself, then all men were like God and could be God Himself.” (Gandhi, in his autobiography p 113). Gandhi said he never became a Christian because he never met a Christian. I understand where Gandhi is coming from. Chesterton said “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried Nietzsche said God is dead. The question is do you believe you are a child of God. If you do, I believe God is not dead and Christianity survives. “For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who see the Son and believes in Him may have eternal life.” We all participate in the son ship of Jesus the Christ. Our fulfillment is in it. I believe I am a child of God. I do not fully understand that but I do believe it.
I await further revelation. I do believe in my neighbor and I do see the son of God in him and her. At this point in my life that’s enough proof for Jesus’ proclamation.
I am the vine you are the branches. He is telling us we are one. There is one Son of God and She is us.
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