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Fight or Flight in the Garden of Gethsemane 

A few thoughts after seeing Passion of the Christ again. (It’s our Good Friday tradition now.) In the Garden, Peter asks Jesus at one point if they ought to flee. Jesus answers that it doesn’t matter; His time has come. The movie goes to slow-motion as Judas betrays the Lord and the guards move towards…

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Accusing Myself

This past Sunday was Palm Sunday, sometimes also called Passion Sunday. At Mass, we read the Passion according to Saint Luke (Luke 22:14-23:56). When I was a girl, I both loved and dreaded Palm Sunday. I loved having palms, getting them blessed, and hearing the Passion read from the Gospel. But at the same time,…

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