Author Archives: Father Charitas de la Cruz

About Father Charitas de la Cruz

a Jesuit missionary into realms of dreams and possibilities: a pastor, a counselor, a poet, a photographer, a contemplative Christian, servant of Christ, pen name of Rev. Dr. Jim McWhinnie

Transparency and Due Process

  ELEVENTH DAY OF LENT While Jesus was still speaking to the four disciples in the garden, suddenly a crowd came, and the one called Judas, one of the twelve, was leading them. He approached Jesus to kiss Him; but … Continue reading

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We Ourselves Are the Penitents

  Tenth Day of Lent [Jesus then continued with His teaching …] “Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. For with the judgment you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the … Continue reading

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The Christian Karma of Covenant Mercy

Ninth Day of Lent “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.” – Matthew … Continue reading

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Blessed Justice

  Eighth Day of Lent [And Jesus began to teach them] …“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven; blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted; blessed are the meek, for they … Continue reading

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BY WAY OF THE POWER OF FOREVER

  Seventh Day of Lent Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart. He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor had respect for … Continue reading

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BEFORE EVER A TRIAL

  Sixth Day of Lent “And why do you not judge for yourselves what is right?  Thus, when you go with your accuser before a magistrate, on the way make an effort to settle the case, for you may be … Continue reading

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JUSTICE FOR ALL

  Fifth Day of Lent When Jesus became aware of the treachery of the Pharisees, He departed. Many crowds followed Him, and He cured all of them,  and He ordered them not to make Him known. This was to fulfill … Continue reading

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PROVIDENTIAL JUSTICE

  THE FOURTH DAY OF LENT March 9, 2019 [Jesus said] “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who … Continue reading

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STANDING UP TO INJUSTICE

  THE THIRD DAY OF LENT Friday, March 8th, 2019 So when Pilate saw that he could do nothing, but rather that a riot was beginning, he took some water and washed his hands before the crowd, saying, “I am … Continue reading

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JUSTICE BY WAY OF MERCY

  The Second Day of Lent 3/7/2019 Early in the morning Jesus came again to the temple. All the people came to Him and He sat down and began to teach them. The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman … Continue reading

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