Day: August 18, 2012

Boiling water

After this there was a festival of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.   Now in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate there is a pool, called in Hebrew Beth-zatha, which has five porticoes. In these lay many invalids—blind, lame, and paralyzed. One man was there who had been ill for thirty-eight years. When […]

Finding Mary

How should we think about her today, this little Middle Eastern woman called Mary? Different times and cultures have interpreted her in different ways and she could easily be the Lady of a Thousand Faces. Let’s see why. The first thing is to look in Scripture and, in particular, the Gospels. Not surprisingly, she doesn’t […]