Catholic Inklings

Musings and sharings on my devotion to an ancient religion.

Category archive: PB&Grace Blogs

Hooray! Die! | Breaking Open the Word at Home

This Sunday is Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord–the day when we seamlessly move from calling out “Hosanna in the highest!” to “Crucify him!” in just a matter of minutes. It’s the beginning of Holy Week, and sets us up perfectly for our celebration of the Paschal Mystery as we move from the Last Supper to the Resurrection in our Triduum liturgy.

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Take Away The Stone | Breaking Open the Word at Home

Before we know it, we will be reading the Passion of Jesus, recounting his death and then celebrating his resurrection at Easter. Just as Jesus prepared to enter Jerusalem for the last time, making these events take place, he stopped at Lazarus’ house to ease the suffering of his friends, Martha and Mary, and to give hope to all of the apostles as their darkest time was approaching.

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Love Your Enemies | Breaking Open the Word at Home

Nobody’s perfect. That’s a truth that the whole world agrees with…except for Jesus. Jesus actually instructed us to be perfect as if he totally expected us to just go ahead and do it. It’s not really a stretch, either, because we are all temples of the Holy Spirit–it’s built right into us. And, because God is so good, God gives us easy instructions to follow to make us perfect.

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LEGO Batman | Bigger on the Inside

Warning: Contains Spoilers

When it comes to the LEGO Batman Movie, everything is awesome. From the very first black frame to the last white frame, the movie was funny, action-packed and, as usual, had a fantastic moral component. The movie is all about family and offers terrific potential to talk to kids about the need to belong, the pain of loss, and the rewards of risking love.

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