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What do these greatest of saints have in common? The beatitudes!

  • Saint Gerard Majella – CSsR
  • Saint Jean-Baptiste-Marie Vianney – Curé d’Ars
  • Saint Pio – Francesco Forgione, OFM Cap

Moreover, what of that filthy criminal Jesus! As we read on the sign Pilate is holding up, Jesus is guilty for having been accused…

  • … of being Jesus [which name means Savior, specifically not salvation by the State, perceived by the State to be an insult to them]…
  • … from Nazareth [a rebellious jurisdiction, so, guilt by association]…
  • … King [not sanctioned by Caesar and thus a direct threat to State]…
  • … of the Jews, the Judah-ites [now speaking to the jurisdiction of Pontius Pilate]…

And while all of that sounds political and makes it seem that Jesus was guilty of political inconvenience, what’s really going on here is that the State is nervous about the goodness and kindness of Jesus, nervous that He is Truth Incarnate.

Crucify Him! Crucify Him!

Meanwhile, Jesus gives us a faith stronger than our death, strong enough to bring us to heaven. And that is our hope. Thank you, Jesus, for showing us how to do it right. Thank you for uniting us to yourself. Thank you for raising up the saints. Let us rejoice and be glad and leap for joy.

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