Caring for Those in the Outskirts

Caring for Those in the Outskirts

To see Jesus is to see the merciful God who is caring towards those in the outskirts who cry out to him. Jesus is a Jew.  It seems he is even portrayed as siding with those who show their contempt for the Gentiles by calling them dogs or swine.  This closed and...
Astounding Very Much Indeed!

Astounding Very Much Indeed!

Jesus, the astounding Son of Man, will astound us even at the last judgment.  He wants us to put him in the center. Among other things, the way Jesus teaches is astounding.  He teaches with authority.  This means, says St. Gregory the Great, that his authority does...
Figure of God and of the Disfigured

Figure of God and of the Disfigured

Even without a figure that would draw us, Jesus is still the epiphany of God. The figure of Jesus makes appear above (epiphanein in Greek), that is, on the surface, the mystery of God.  But it is hard for us who are still in the world to welcome Jesus. The ambivalence...
Treasure without Price and wholly Gladdening

Treasure without Price and wholly Gladdening

In Jesus Christ is hidden the priceless treasure that can make us wholly happy.  In him begins and ends, therefore, the search for the true treasure. Jesus starts his public ministry by announcing that the kingdom of heaven is at hand.  He points out in some way that...
Patience like the Patience of a Farmer

Patience like the Patience of a Farmer

Jesus is the patience of God.  God is, undoubtedly, great and does wondrous deeds.  Yet he is merciful at the same time. We need patience, those of us who are in a hurry.  So, little wonder we love fast food. We do not like, besides, long lines of people at the bank...
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