Testimony that Is at once Humble and Courageous

Testimony that Is at once Humble and Courageous

Jesus, the incarnate Word, is the light that enlightens everyone.  Christians prove themselves through the humble and courageous testimony they give in his behalf. This time, we have a portrait of John the Baptist giving a deposition in a court trial.  That is because...
Gospel of Jesus, Messiah and Son of God

Gospel of Jesus, Messiah and Son of God

The Gospel, the Good News, is Jesus himself, his preaching, his ministry.  That is why his presence fills us with consolation, joy and hope. The Gospel implies newness, which shows up in the beginning.  That is because John the Baptist is a different, a new, prophet....
Watchful and Hard-working Servants

Watchful and Hard-working Servants

Jesus, who rose from the dead and went up to heaven, will not fail to return in his glory.  Of course, he wants us to be always watchful and hard-working. Jesus exhorts all of us to be watchful.  And the exhortation sounds urgent, for he repeats it in several ways: ...
Evangelizer of All Kinds of Poor People

Evangelizer of All Kinds of Poor People

Jesus is the Evangelizer of the poor.  All those who live announcing the Good News to the poor belong to him and are heirs to the kingdom. Jesus goes around to all towns and villages.  He teaches in the synagogues and proclaims the Gospel of the kingdom.  Moreover, he...
Faithful, and Not Lazy, Followers of Jesus

Faithful, and Not Lazy, Followers of Jesus

Going up to heaven, Jesus entrusts gifts and talents to his disciples.  He expects them to be faithful, no matter the kind or the amount of the gifts or talents they receive. In the parable of the talents, the good and faithful servants are those who right away trade...
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