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ON WINGS OF HOPE

Today is Good Friday, a day we celebrate in remembrance of Christdying on the cross to wipe away our sins and give us the hope of everlasting life.  As a young child growing up in the Catholic Church I had heard the Crucifixion story over and over again but I never really got the full understanding, or maybe I never paid much attention until I was about ten or eleven years old and read about it in St. Matthew.

Back then I was a very ardent reader and one Saturday not being able to find a book I had not already read, I picked up the bible and began reading St Matthew.  I read about Mary becoming pregnant with the young child, the birth of Jesus and how he grew up in Nazareth.  What I found fascinating was when Jesus began teaching and healing…

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