Savior and Messiah and Lord of all

Savior and Messiah and Lord of all

The Savior comes with a great light to save us in an unexpected way. Now appears the grace of God. Though he may dictate to the whole world, Caesar Augustus does not save, nor does governor Quirinius, an opportunist among many, not even king David, who gives renown to...
Blessing for those who believe in Jesus

Blessing for those who believe in Jesus

Jesus is the only blessing we need. He becomes our blessing, our consecration, by doing God’s will to the end. Elizabeth blesses Mary. For this, she does not depend on either Zechariah’s priesthood or his maleness. He hardly figures in the scene dominated by two women...
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...

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