Articles Tagged ‘kenosis’

Behold the true Jordan

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I have given you as a covenant to the people, a light to the nations, to open the eyes that are blind, to bring out prisoners from the dungeon, from the prison those who sit in darkness (Is 42:6-7). An ancient antiphon from the Liturgy of the Hours for the Feast of the Epiphany places today’s Feast of our Lord’s Baptism and the Christmas Mystery within the context of God’s manifestation of His saving purpose to humanity. "Three mysteries mark this ... (Continue reading)

26th Sunday: Self-giving, self-emptying love

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Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus (Phil 6:14). Two Sundays ago, when we celebrated the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, you may remember that our second reading was essentially the same text we have just heard from St. Paul’s Epistle to the Philippians. We return to it for our consideration and prayer today so that we might further deepen our understanding of the mind and Heart of Christ; revealed as they are ... (Continue reading)

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Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

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We should glory in the Cross of our Lord Jesus, in whom is our salvation, life and resurrection, through whom we are saved and delivered (Entrance Antiphon, Cf. Gal 6:14). Today’s Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, one of the Church’s oldest, celebrates the triumph of God’s humility over man’s pride "for the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men" (1 Cor 1:25). The first followers of our Lord evidently ... (Continue reading)

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