Category Archives: Catholic

Bible 1 Yr – Day 321 – Quid est veritas?

Today we read Pilate’s famous statement, “What is truth?” It is an important statement. Pilate is the governor of Judea, the ruler who is responsible for thousands of people’s lives, yet to him truth is fungible. Of course, the statement … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 317 – The Promise of the Holy Spirit

Today we read John chapter 14. I think it is one of the most difficult but most engaging chapters in the Bible. One reason it is difficult is because Jesus keeps switching between the Father, Himself, and the Holy Spirit … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 316 – John Recounts the Last Supper

Today we read John’s recounting of the Last Supper. It is important to remember when reading John that his Gospel was written last and that he likely had read one or more of the other synoptic Gospels. Thus, John writes … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 314 – Holy Week

Today John brings us to the beginning of the end. Several things to notice: Chapter 12 starts with John telling us it is six (6) days before the Passover. Recall, this is the 3rd Passover John has highlighted for us. … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 313 – Jesus Wept

“Jesus wept.”   The shortest sentence in the Bible and if you think about it, it is kind of a strange idea. Jesus knew he would raise Lazarus from the dead. Why did Jesus cry at the death of Lazarus? … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 311 – Tell us plainly

Today we see Jesus at the Temple in Jerusalem at the Feast of the Dedication. What is this feast and why did Jesus travel to Jerusalem for it?   The feast of the Dedication is exactly what it sounds like, … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 309 – Rejecting the Lord

Today we read the curious reaction of the Pharisees to the man that was born blind and healed by Jesus. Not content with their preliminary investigation in which they question his parents and confirm that he blind from birth the … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 306 – What did Jesus write in the sand?

Today we read the famous story about a woman brought before Jesus caught in adultery. Its another trap for Him set by the Pharisees. If Jesus condemns her, they will go to the Romans because only the Romans have authority … Continue reading

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Day 303 – The Bread of Life Discourse (Part 2)

Today we continue with the Bread of Life Discourse. John explicitly identifies the problem the Jews had with what Jesus was saying: The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, “I am the bread which came down from heaven.” … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 302 – The Bread of Life Discourse (Part 1)

Today we begin our reading of John 6 and the Bread of Life Discourse, one of the richest passages in the bible. First, notice how the discourse begins, “On the next day….” This has several implications. Within the context of … Continue reading

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