Expectation that’s joyful and comforting

Expectation that’s joyful and comforting

Rejoice in the Lord always (Phil 4, 4) Jesus is the Good News announced by his forerunner. Do we announce what John does? It is not himself that he preaches. He proclaims what Jesus will proclaim later: “Repent, for the kingdom of God is at hand.” Such proclamation...
Word that is astounding and fruitful

Word that is astounding and fruitful

Second Sunday of Advent (C), December 6, 2015 – Bar 5, 1-9; Phil 1, 4-6. 8-11; Lk 3, 1-6 Filled with the fruit of righteousness (Phil 1, 11) The Word of God is not chained. No one, nothing, hinders it. It is astoundingly effective. The word of God comes to John while...
Remembrance of Jesus

Remembrance of Jesus

First Sunday of Advent (C), November 29, 2015 – Jer 33, 14-16; 1 Thes 3, 12 – 4, 2; Lk 21, 25-28. 34-36 Holy before our God and Father (1 Thes 3, 13) Our Savior is nearer to us than when we were baptized. He expects to find us watching with unbreakable faith. With...
The king and his kingdom are out of this world

The king and his kingdom are out of this world

Thirty Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (B), November 22, 2015 – Dan 7, 13-14; Rev 1, 5-8; Jn 18, 33b-37 He has made us into a kingdom (Rev 1, 6) Christ is King because he serves and gives his life for all in a perfect and...
Handling joys and griefs

Handling joys and griefs

Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (B), November 15, 2015 – Dan 12, 1-3; Heb 10, 11-14. 18; Mk 13, 24-32 He took his seat at the right hand of God (Heb 10, 12) Jesus is our hope. In difficult, painful and failed times, we are tempted to despair even of humanity’s...

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