After visiting the empty tomb, Simon “Kepha” (Aramaic for “rock” or Peter) Bar-Jonah and fellow disciple Johanan (John) returned to the upper room.
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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.
With uncanny timing, this week has brought together the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, the Ash Wednesday kickoff to the Lenten season, and the annual hijacking of St. Valentine’s Day.
I’m mud puddle famous. Doubt me? Well, your skepticism means you’re reading my words, which proves my point, soggy and murky as it may be.
Days arise upon which our personal existences rest. Our birthdays are an obvious example. In my case, today is another. Forty-nine years ago my parents Joseph and Theresa “Terri” wed.