"Here, touch my hands and my feet," Jesus says to his disciples. "Get in touch
with the physical scars, the bodily pain of human beings. Touch the hurts of
real people, and you touch me." ...
I. This Sunday in Church - New Sunday
Bible Readings for New Sunday (April 23)
Sermons for New Sunday (April 23)
4. Malankara World Journals with the Theme: New Sunday
II. Lectionary Reflections: Doubting Thomas
Fearful Yet Overjoyed - The Journey to Resurrection Faith
Easter is an event, but it is also a journey. The faint light of early dawn
gives way in stages to ever brighter awareness as we lay hold of the new
life that Christ died and rose to give us. ...
Doubting Thomas and the Resurrection
What "actually happened" at the Resurrection is that the disciples
experienced the presence of Jesus in a way that utterly transformed them
from a bunch of sniveling whiners into healers, preachers, organizers and
powerful advocates for justice and compassion. ...
Seeing and Believing: The Thomas Incident
All the episodes with the risen Lord in John 20, the episode with Thomas
included, project in a crystal clear manner the notion that the
post-resurrection experiences with Christ were real, visible, and accessible
through the bodily senses. Not only Thomas, but the other disciples as well,
have believed because they have seen the risen Jesus. ...
Like Saint Thomas
John thesis is that Jesus is the Son of God, that he is God. He begins with
that statement and ends with that statement. In John's mind all that counts
is what you believe, if you trust Jesus like you trust God. ...
III. Featured: Suffering
Embrace the Hands and Feet of Jesus
Jesus reaches down from heaven through other people's hands, so when we
refuse their help, we're actually refusing Him. ...
A Helpful Reminder on the Problem of Suffering
God may close one door as a way to open others. He permits affliction in
order to bestow other blessings. We do well to avoid hasty conclusions when
pondering the problem of evil. ...
No Cross, No Crown
No cross, no crown. No pain, no gain. No guts, no glory. St. James summons
us to see the challenges we face as opportunities to rise to new heights of
Troubles and Temptations in Life
Jesus is our empathetic God who knows what it's like to be human. It's
incredible. He can feel the pull from God-dependence toward self-dependence.
God Shares in Our Suffering
The truth is that, in the midst of unimaginable pain and tragedy, God is
with us. He shares in our suffering. ...
IV. General Weekly Features
Health: Four Plants With The Healing Power To Cure What Ails You
Mother Nature provides a number of medicinal plants with healing properties
that also can nurse you back to health, a fact more Americans are beginning
to discover. ...
Family Special: Three Myths Your Wife Believes about Marriage
Unmet expectations are one of the most destructive contributors to broken
Power of Mind
A mind at peace is a mind that is free to conceive greatly. A mind at peace is a free mind. Its power is
What Makes Us Happy?
Happiness is more than just fun or pleasure. It's a more durable sense of
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