At 94, Father Pierre (Henri Groues) died in France 1/22/07. His life and ministry in many
ways paralleled Jeremiah's. In WWII he was in the French Resistance. After the war he
condemned his nation for ignoring the unfortunate. He stimulated society's concern,
raising money to aid the needy. Father Pierre started the Emmaus movement, helping
poor people and homeless refugees.
He threw himself into the care of the needy and communicating to the world the painful
needs of the poor. Father Pierre's Emmaus movement numbered 350 by 2006 in nearly
The word epiphany is from the Greek and refers to the experience of a sudden and amazing realization. Usually it’s applied to a scientific or philosophical/religious breakthrough, but it can apply in any situation in which a brilliant insight gives a person a different perspective on life or a problem s/he has been considering. For example, Archimedes’ famous shriek of “Eureka!” came as he was in the baths, contemplating yet again the difficulty of determining if a given mass would float.
Ron Love Mark Ellingsen Bob Ove Bonnie Bates Bill Thomas Frank Ramirez
Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10 Imagine a worship service, a sharing of scripture and interpretation, that went on from dawn until midday. How would you respond? In many of our mainline churches a worship service that last more than an hour risks negative comments to the pastor. “Worship was too long.” “I have other things to do today.” “Can’t you try to keep worship to an hour?”
Some time ago there was a series of programmes on BBC 2 on the recent history of the Catholic Church. The series was called "Absolute Truth", and one programme looked at Catholicism in the developing parts of the world. It studied the work of liberation theologians in Latin America, particularly Leonardo Boff and Oscar Romero.