Neighbor Even to Our Hateful Enemies

Neighbor Even to Our Hateful Enemies

Jesus, more than anybody else, is neighbor to us.  Dealing mercifully with those in need, we get to do as he does. A legal scholar tests Jesus, and Jesus turns the tables on him and tests him.  The scholar, however, passes the test.  But not wanting perhaps to come...
Marks of Jesus in Those He Is Sending

Marks of Jesus in Those He Is Sending

Jesus tells us to go on our way.  He sends us like lambs among wolves, proclaiming that the kingdom of God is at hand and bearing his marks. Mission marks the followers of Jesus.  He sends the Twelve (Lk 9, 1-6), but also seventy-two others.  So, Jesus...
Memory of Jesus Christ’s Inventive Love

Memory of Jesus Christ’s Inventive Love

Jesus gave himself up for us.  Because we break the bread and bless the cup, we keep alive the memory of his love to the end. The memory of Jesus surely comforted St. Vincent de Paul.  That was why he was able to comfort others.  He comforted, for instance, a dying...
Mystery of God Hidden in Plain Sight

Mystery of God Hidden in Plain Sight

Jesus reveals that God, whom no one has ever seen, is love.  Those without love, then, do not know God nor, much less, the mystery of the Most Holy Trinity. Without doubt, Jesus is God’s last word to us human beings.  He is the mystery of God and in him are hidden all...

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