Many of you have read the book Jesus, An Historical Approximation. If you haven’t yet read it, I highly recommend it. The following post was written by the author of this book. I think it is so simply put yet so profound. In recent meetings of all the cardinals just before new cardinals got all their red gear, the discussions were quite heated, as Pope Francis really wanted…open discussion and dialogue, no holding back. One cardinal called it civil war. In frustration another cardinal asked the pope “What is it do you want for the church?” His answer, “I want to bring her back to Jesus Christ.” I think this post is describing that also….Reyanna
By José Antonio Pagola (English translation by Rebel Girl), Buenas Noticias: Blog de Jose Antonio Pagola, April 27, 2014
Terrified by Jesus’ execution, the disciples take refuge in a known home. They’re together again, but Jesus isn’t with them. There’s a gap in the community that no one can fill. They need Jesus. Who will they follow now? What will they be able to do without him? “It’s getting dark” in Jerusalem and also in the disciples’ hearts.
They’re in the house “with the doors locked.” It’s a community without a mission and without a vision, shut in on itself, without the ability to welcome. No one is thinking now about going along the roads proclaiming the kingdom of God and healing life. With the doors locked, it’s not possible to draw near to the people’s suffering. (To continue reading click here.)