The real fool on the hill

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (A), February 23, 2014 – Lev 19, 1-2. 17-17; 1 Cor 3, 16-23; Mt 5, 38-48 Let him become a fool so as to be wise (1 Cor 3, 18) We can belong to Christ and his kingdom only if we prefer divine folly to human wisdom and remember always and...

Same ole same ole?

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A), February 16, 2014 – Sir 15, 15-20; 1 Cor 2, 6-10; Mt 5, 17-37 If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation (2 Cor 5, 17) Jesus, with his announcement of the kingdom and his lifestyle, represents conversion and newness.  But radical...

To your own self be true

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A), February 9, 2014 – Is 58, 7-10; 1 Cor 2, 1-5; Mt 5, 13-16 You are Christ’s (1 Cor 3, 23) Jesus makes known, by his life and message, that to be his disciple means to help the needy.  The Christian who does not care about the poor is...

No grand openings

The Presentation of the Lord, February 2, 2014 – Mal 3, 1-4; Heb 2, 14-18; Lk 2, 22-40 If they will not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone should rise from the dead (Lk 16, 31) The Lord shows himself to us in the ordinary and...

Fatal attraction

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (A), January 26, 2014 – Is 8, 23b – 9, 3; 1 Cor 1, 10-13. 17; Mt 4, 12-23 Praising God and enjoying favor with all the people (Acts 2, 47) Rather than impose, brightness attracts.  Whoever imposes admits he is not attractive. St. Francis...

Infallible path to salvation

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (A), January 19, 2014 – Is 49, 3. 5-6; 1 Cor 1, 1-3; Jn 1, 29-34 You will receive power to be my witnesses (Acts 1, 8) John the Baptist knows who the reason for his mission is.  We surely know the Christian’s raison d’être. But do we...

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