ScriptureThe centurion and the men with him who were keeping watch over Jesus feared greatly when they saw the earthquake and all that was happening, and they said, “Truly, this was the Son of God!” (Mt 27:54)ReflectionUnlike Jesus’ friends and even the Pharisees, who were present at the crucifixion because of the vested interest they… Read More


ScriptureNow one of the criminals hanging there reviled Jesus, saying, “Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and us.” The other, however, rebuking him, said in reply, “Have you no fear of God, for you are subject to the same condemnation? And indeed, we have been condemned justly, for the sentence we received corresponds to… Read More


Scripture”As they were going out, they met a Cyrenian named Simon; this man they pressed into service to carry his cross.” (Mt: 27: 32)ReflectionSimon the Cyrene was not a willing helper to Jesus. Different translations of Matthew’s gospel use the verb “compelled” and “forced” to describe how Simon came to be part of Jesus’ long walk… Read More


ScripturePilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth. Every one who is of the truth hears my voice.” Pilate said to him, “What is truth?”… Read More