Category Archives: Third Sorrowful Mystery

The depth of Christ’s obedience

The Passion narrative in the Gospel of John emphasizes the power of Christ. He is in charge the entire time. How much do we let this idea and its implications penetrate us? Do we, for instance, believe that Christ could … Continue reading

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We are all Barabbas

Jesus Barabbas was his full name. Barabbas is translated “son of the father” (bar meaning “son of”, “abba” meaning father; just like Peter was known as Simon bar Jonah). We are all Barabbas, the guilty one who goes free, while … Continue reading

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