The Searcher's Path
All people seek a meaning for their lives. A life ‘with meaning’ is a life ‘with value,’ i.e., worth living. That’s exactly what Jesus came for: “I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly.” This promise answers all our questions, doubts and anxieties. It also poses a great challenge: who would be able to keep it to himself, instead of sharing it with others?
While they lived in different periods, two young men of the 20th century, because of their similar destiny, reflected the features of Christ like the two faces of a mirror. Both had a university education and were keen mountaineers. They displayed an exceptional love for and devotion to their Catholic faith. Their holiness soon brought them to their commitment to social transformation as they both…
Christmas and Easter are the two times of the year that provide more social visibility for Christians in the Holy Land. But these “visible” Christians are likely to be pilgrims, mere transients, who go on tours, usually to Bethlehem and Jerusalem. One cannot help but wonder: who are the real Catholics and Christians who live in the land of Jesus? Where and how do they live?
The First Letter of St. Peter offered early Christians an unquenchable hope, a promise of eternal life brought about by the Resurrection of Christ that persecuted Christiansliving under Roman rule longed for and needed at that time. That promised inheritance continues to become relevant today as we continue to hold on and journey with the Risen Christ.