Pauca Verba is Latin for A Few Words.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Wednesday of Easter Week

Here is the apostle Thomas who before Good Friday asked Jesus, "Lord, we do not know where you are going, so how can we know the way?"  (John 14:5) Thomas doesn't understand, so he asks a question. But as always Jesus uses someone's question to teach us. He answers, "I am the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6) 

Often I don't understand. I don't understand  why there is such violence and suffering in the world. I don't understand how we can allow so many people to live in crushing poverty while our own country now sells an eight pound hamburger. Often people  don't understand the meaning of their lives and they search haphazardly, dangerously and superficially. 

But like Thomas, I can ask the risen Jesus any question. Jesus doesn't scold for asking. But once I have asked the question I must wait quietly, and many of us can't do that. Only then will I be able to hear Jesus' answer of presence, encouragement, invitation and love. 


  1. God's word is grace and when we immerse ourselves in it morning and evening, we wait in holiness and yes, HE does answer and guide everyday.

    Thank you for this post and God bless!

    I understand our hunger after Easter Sunday.

  2. Quiet is not always easy to attain. Its something, I have to really work on. When it comes, the peace of Christ is all around. Praying in front of the tabernacle is always a sure bet