Author: rjbarko

Hello! I am a student at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, working on a Master's of Divinity. In my second year, I hope to complete soon and move on to parish ministry.

Life Emerging

By: Bob Barko

Life Emerging

“So whoever is in Christ is a new creation:

the old things have passed away; behold, new things have come.”

-2 Corinthians 5:17


While walking on this very brisk morning, I saw this extraordinary plant pushing its way toward the light. It was so palpably hard to imagine that from the cold, cold earth this new life could emerge. Yet, there it was . . . a Lenten observation about renewal and the goodness of things yet to come.