April 19, 2019 “The Passion Never Ends” Michael Jinkins Today is Good Friday when we observe the crucifixion, death and burial of Jesus. Today is the hinge on which turns Holy Week. Together with Maundy Thursday, Good Friday provides that point in time and remembrance when betrayal leads to
“Risen Life” Michael Jinkins I hope I am not alone in wondering why T. S. Eliot described April as “the cruelest month.” It was not ironic. It was not allergy-related either. From what clever literary scholars tell me (far cleverer than I), April mocks us with its new life.
The Heart of the Matter Michael Jinkins I had been sitting in meditation a long while when across my mind came an impression, as though I were somehow looking over into the heart of a galaxy where I could see stars and clouds of stardust whirling around a center
This conversation happened several years ago, and I am still amazed by what it set in motion. The thing I recall most distinctly about it was my initial skepticism. It was my first meeting with any spiritual director, and my first with the person, Father Paul Scaglione, who would become