When a catechism teacher supposedly asked her class why they should be quiet in church, a child replied, “Because people are sleeping.”
Peace Be With You
A weekly column offering a Christian and Catholic perspective by native Maderan John Rieping, a graduate of Mt. Angel Seminary who spent 4 1/2 years in formation at Mount Angel Abbey. His website is http://wambly.weebly.com
I went to a woman’s funeral in Fresno less than two weeks ago. I did not know her well, but some of those dear to me loved her much. So I mourned with those pained by her absence.
On several mornings of this ongoing Easter season I’ve had the joy of watching 16 little lambs, all born on various days since Good Friday.
After visiting the empty tomb, Simon “Kepha” (Aramaic for “rock” or Peter) Bar-Jonah and fellow disciple Johanan (John) returned to the upper room.
In the dream, Simon “Kepha” (Aramaic for “rock” or Peter) Bar-Jonah reclined on cushions around a low table with his rabbi, Yeshua (Jesus), and the other disciples during the Passover Seder meal.
Simon “Kepha” (Aramaic for “rock”) Bar-Jonah joined with the others in singing the second part of the Hallel (Psalm 114:1 - 118:26).
Today Catholic cardinals of the world have gathered in Rome for an event of historic proportions.
It is so. My birthday has arrived.