Category Archives: Trinity

A guess about the unforgivable sin against the Holy Spirit

Could the unforgivable sin against the Holy Spirit be as follows? If in confession we are to be our own accusers, it’s clear that we are not to be our own judge (paraphrasing a Latin quote: No one is to … Continue reading

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Obey Christ’s instruction: Ask, seek, knock

Strive to see this as the perfection and wisdom of God’s will for your life: Ask with bold trust for the super-abundant gift God wants to give: the Holy Spirit; and you shall receive Him, and all else besides. Seek … Continue reading

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Re-presenting the sacrifice of Christ

It is said that at Mass the priest does not re-sacrifice Christ but only re-presents (i.e. makes present again) the sacrifice of Christ. The priest initiates the Eucharistic prayer by saying, “Pray, brethren, that my sacrifice and yours may be … Continue reading

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The judgment of the world

The angels were stunned, the stars hid their light, the universe went silent at the audacity of it, the wrongness of it, the outrageousness of it. The Judge of the guilty is himself judged guilty. Here now at last, in … Continue reading

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Setting things right

Only Christ can heal the breach between us and God. And only Christ can heal the breach between each of us, between one another. If we do not meet in Christ, we do not in any meaningful sense meet at … Continue reading

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The Fire that brings its own energy

If the Holy Spirit is the Living Flame of Love, we tend to fear being consumed in the fire. But unlike other fires which consume to produce energy, this fire has its own infinite and unlimited energy. As it inflames … Continue reading

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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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