If you might be looking for a good read on this Thursday before Good Friday, may I suggest John’s Gospel, chapters 13-16? This begins with “The Upper Room Discourse” in which Jesus washes the feet of his disciples, and then begins to teach them as if these are his last and most important thoughts. 113 more words
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Every year, we come back to the Holy Thursday ceremony of the washing of the feet — and all the inevitable controversy that surrounds it when women are included among the group whose feet are washed, in spite of the use of the masculine word viri in the liturgical rubrics. 1,420 more words
What is the great sin in our world, in our country, in this city and parish?
I believe it is the sin of Self-Centeredness.
This is the original sin that I think manifests itself in all the other sins that we do; whether it is the little white lies that we say, to the grave sins such as adultery, murder, abortion, bigotry. 983 more words