KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Hundreds of service members and civilians celebrated Easter with a Holy Week of services.
"On the evening of the first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said 'Peace be with you.'" (John 20:19)
Easter is all about celebrating new life. Even the secular observance is all about the beginning of new life.
"Jesus is alive!" Can you imagine the excitement in the voices and faces of the women who told their good news to the disciples? Even more, can you imagine the disbelief in the hearts and the minds of those who heard the declaration?
Most people will say they love God, but their actions tell a different story.
Well, another celebration of Easter is here, and many of us will rejoice in the good news of the stone being rolled away and the tomb found empty.
On a Sunday morning long ago, when the disciples of Jesus first encountered their risen Lord, they "came to him, clasped his feet and worshipped him." (Matthew 28:9)
I remember looking forward to Easter Sunday when I was a child.
Sunday begins what is often called "Holy Week."
God is not man. God is God. He is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent.
Forty years is a long time to serve others.
"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."
Spring is the season of First Holy Communion. Parents, aunts, uncles, and even older brothers and sisters often look on with pride when their young relatives receive the sacrament for the first time. One of three Sacraments of Initiation within the Catholic church, the sacrament of First Holy Communion, or the Eucharist, is a momentous event in the life of a young Catholic.
In an Old Testament story, David, the one who killed Goliath, had 600 men with him as he literally was running for his life from King Saul of Israel.
In the Bible, man is told to put God first and not focus on the physical things of this life. Yet often, we see people putting making money and belongings before God.
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God's word has been given to man so that he might come to understand God's love and God's terms for forgiveness.
The Gregorian calendar was arranged in reference to the ancient Roman calendar. Each month had a meaning.
Worshipping together may not be a family activity.
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"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the ...
It’s easy to fear what’s different from us.
The Environmental Protection Agency wants to put faith communities — and their canned-food drives, potlucks and volunteer teams — to work to save the environment.
When religious freedom activists survey the global religious landscape, they find many reasons to be pessimistic. People of faith are under attack from ISIS, Boko ...
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It costs a little bit extra to live a kosher lifestyle and eat foods that abide by the Jewish dietary law.