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Rich in Mercy by Scott Hahn

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 04.28.14 |

Divine Mercy in 3 Minutes!!

They Saw and Believed: Scott Hahn reflects on Easter Sunday

Resurrection 2



Readings:

Acts 10:34, 37-43

Psalm 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23

Colossians 3:1-4

John 20:1-9

Jesus is nowhere visible. Yet today’s Gospel tells us that Peter and John “saw and believed.”



What did they see? Burial shrouds lying on the floor of an empty tomb. Maybe that convinced them that He hadn’t been carted off by grave robbers, who usually stole the expensive burial linens and left the corpses…  [Continue Reading]

Mercy’s Month by Scott Hahn

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 04.09.14 |

Divine Mercy

I can think of no better month to serve as a summary of Christian life. Lent runs late this year, so it feels like God’s taking a little bit longer to work with me. The Prophets Isaiah and Jeremiah saw God as a patient potter, purposeful as he molds his creations.

Yet, O LORD, you are our Father;
we are the clay, and are our potter;
we are all the work of your hand. (Isaiah 64:8)

Lent is the time…  [Continue Reading]

At Lazarus’ Tomb: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Fifth Sunday of Lent

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 04.04.14 |

Lazarus Tomb

Readings:
Ezekiel 37:12-14
Psalm 130:1-8
Romans 8:8-11
John 11:1-45

As we draw near to the end of Lent, today’s Gospel clearly has Jesus’ passion and death in view.

That’s why John gives us the detail about Lazarus’ sister, Mary - that she is the one who anointed the Lord for burial (see John 12:3,7). His disciples warn against returning to Judea; Thomas even predicts they will “die with Him” if they…  [Continue Reading]

Eyesight to the Blind: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Fourth Sunday of Lent

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 03.28.14 |

Blind Man 2

Readings:
1 Samuel 16:1, 6-7, 10-13
Psalm 23:1-6
Ephesians 5:8-14
John 9:1-41

God’s ways of seeing are not our ways, we hear in today’s First Reading. Jesus illustrates this in the Gospel - as the blind man comes to see and the Pharisees are made blind.

The blind man stands for all humanity. “Born totally in sin” he is made a new creation by the saving power of Christ.

As God fashioned the first man…  [Continue Reading]

Striking the Rock: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Third Sunday of Lent

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 03.20.14 |

Samaritan Woman

Readings:
Exodus 17:3-7
Psalm 95:1-2, 6-9
Romans 5:1-2, 5-8
John 4:5-15,19-26,39-42


The Israelites’ hearts were hardened by their hardships in the desert.

Though they saw His mighty deeds, in their thirst they grumble and put God to the test in today’s First Reading - a crisis point recalled also in today’s Psalm.

Jesus is thirsty too in today’s Gospel. He thirsts for souls (see John 19:28). He longs…  [Continue Reading]

Listen to Him: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Second Sunday of Lent

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 03.14.14 |

Transfiguration 3

Readings:
Genesis 12:1-4
Psalm 33:4-5,18-20, 22
2 Timothy 1:8-10
Matthew 17:1-9

Today’s Gospel portrays Jesus as a new and greater Moses.

Moses also took three companions up a mountain and on the seventh day was overshadowed by the shining cloud of God’s presence. He too spoke with God and his face and clothing were made radiant in the encounter (see Exodus 24,34).

But in today’s Lenten Liturgy, the…  [Continue Reading]

The Greatness of Lent by Scott Hahn

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 03.03.14 |

Lenten Refl Image

We enter the season of Mercy — the season that Eastern Christians call “Great Lent.” We in the West are fond of brevity, and so we call it simply “Lent.”

But we should not forget its greatness. For believing Catholics, it is a defining moment in the year. It gives a distinctive and necessary contour to their personal lives. The Church marks the time with laws and rites that make a deep impression…  [Continue Reading]


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