In recent weeks, I
have been approached by quite a few folks who have shared their
opinions and feelings about their viewing of the movie "The
Passion." Coming out as it has so close to the Easter
season, it has indeed provoked much thought and reflection. It
seems though that one wonderful, amazing aspect of this is that
we are hearing about Jesus and what he went through at all.
Our world has become so secular and careful not to even mention
the name of God! You wonder what everyone is so afraid of.
Often when prayer seems difficult, just to repeat the name of Jesus
can bring a sense of peace. In doing so we acknowledge our
reliance on him and the love he gives so completely and unconditionally…..and
for me, it never fails to comfort. How sad it is that so many
use the blessed name, Jesus, so profanely or avoid it altogether.
May we join together in a prayer that the name of Jesus will
be only loved, honored and revered by all the children of God.
May the peace and
love of Christ fill your hearts,
Father Bob McDade, M.SS.CC.