Symbols of Hope

We enter this holiest of weeks highlighing two powerful Christian symbols of hope:  the palm branch and the cross.  Though very different – one used to exalt, the other used to disparage – both in their own way have become for Christians striking symbols of hope.  In fact, we might call Palm Sunday a Liturgy of Hope. 

Hope in Suffering

Homily for the 3rd Sunday of Lentby Deacon Scott Gilfillan It seems like everyone I’ve met this week is going through some kind of trial.  One is having problems with …

Be Opened!

At the heart of today’s Gospel there is a small but very important word, that sums up the whole work of Christ. What is that word? Ephetha – ‘be opened’.