The New Gasparian
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A journal dedicated to the life and mission of St. Gaspar del Bufalo, and to a life lived in response to the call and the cry of the Most Precious Blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our on-going mission is to share good news of hope and communion.

Thursday, February 26, 2004
I leave in the morning, after Mass, for the airport. I will be doing a Mission at St. Anne, Gilbert, AZ



posted by Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, C.PP.S. on 10:10 PM link
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Gospel and Media

The paper was full of reviews this morning, and so are many blogs. I have to avoid Amy's until she gets on another topic.

Media is just one form of expression. It is its own expression. For example Henri Nouwen once did a book about the Prodigal Son. There was only one problem. It was a book about the painting, "the Prodigal Son", by Rembrandt. It is one of the most popular modern books about the prodigal son, but yet it is a book about a painting, and few ever get to hear the detail in the gospel story. In fact, it wasn't truly about the painting, but about Henri's experience of the painting.

So remember, the majority of media today is reviewing a movie. There is more conversation about Mel Gibson than Jesus Christ. It is not the gospel, nor is it the passion of Jesus. It is a movie.

I may wait until the summer to see the movie. I want this lent to be focused on the Gospel.




posted by Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, C.PP.S. on 8:54 AM link
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