Lamb of God

We Do Not Face Death Alone

"The Disciples Peter and John Running to the Sepulchre on the Morning of the Resurrection" (detail) by Eugene Burnand

The serpent’s bite was a deadly one.  The venom had worked its way deep into the heart of the entire human race, doing its gruesome work.  The anti-venom was unavailable until He appeared.  One drop was all that was needed, so potent was this antidote.  Yet it was not like Him to be stingy.  He poured out all he had, […]

The First Eucharist

"The First Eucharist" by Juan de Juanes

“Take and eat, for this is my body…” On Holy Thursday, the night before he died, the Lord Jesus made some startling changes in the ritual of the Passover meal.  Instead of being content with the traditional Jewish table blessing over the bread, Jesus proclaimed “take and eat for this is my body.”  Over the third cup of wine, known […]

The Passion of the Lord

Photography © by Andy Coan

Catholics seem preoccupied with the sufferings of Christ—the Crucifix, the sorrowful Mysteries, the Stations of the Cross.  As if all this were not enough, Catholics must stand at attention one Sunday each year as they listen to the entire passion narrative read aloud. Careful, repeated meditation on the Passion of Christ is important because the Passion is the climax of […]

When all appeared lost…

Photography © by Andy Coan

“See, I make all things new” (Rev. 21:5). It really looked like the end of the road for her.  Caught in the act of a capital crime, her fate lay in the hands of an angry mob.  Desiring to kill two birds with one stone, the rabble decided to use her as a political pawn, and so dragged her to […]

Reconciliation and the Prodigal Son

Photography © by Andy Coan

“For our sakes God made him who did not know sin to be sin, so that in him we might become the very holiness of God” (2 Corinthians 5:21). Some Christians reading these words over the last few centuries have gotten the wrong idea.  They’ve put this Scripture together with Jesus’ cry from the cross “My God, My God, why […]

Encountering the Word — Revelation 21:9

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A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture Then came one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues, and spoke to me, saying, “Come, I will show you the Bride, the wife of the Lamb.” (Revelation 21:9) Print this entry

Encountering the Word — Revelation 7:9,14-17

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A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture “After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no man could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands … These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they […]

Encountering the Word — Revelation 7:17

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A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture “For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water; and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” (Revelation 7:17) Print this entry

Encountering the Word — Revelation 4:11

Photography © by Andy Coan

“Worthy art thou, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for thou didst create all things, and by thy will they existed and were created.” (Revelation 4:11) If you liked this scripture verse, please share it with your friends and family using both the Recommend and Social Media buttons below and via email. We value your […]