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1st Sunday of Lent

Posted by Christy .. on 3/13/19

My Dear People,

The temptation narrative in Luke continues the episode from Luke 3. Although there is a shift from John to Jesus, the location is basically the same: the Jordan and the desert. Moreover, the Spirit descends upon Jesus at his baptism, so now Jesus is filled with ... Read More »

8th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Christy .. on 3/13/19

My Dear people,

In this last passage of the sermon, Jesus teaches a parable using a variety of vivid images. In the first he points out that a blind person cannot guide a blind person, since both will fall into a pit. Jesus is metaphorically speaking about the relationship ... Read More »

7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Christy .. on 3/13/19

With a series of imperatives, Jesus now addresses all those who hear him. As with the Beatitudes, his commands would have unsettled his listeners: Love your enemies. To those who may have expected Jesus to lead a revolt against Rome, Jesus was in effect saying: “Love the Romans.”  This ... Read More »

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Christy .. on 3/13/19

Jesus comes down the mountain with the Twelve and proceeds to teach them, as well as many other disciples and people in his famous “Sermon on the Plain.” As before, the crowds come not only to hear Jesus but also to be healed (Luke 5:15), both of diseases and ... Read More »

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Christy .. on 3/13/19

My Dear People,

In today’s’ reading we have the calling of Isaiah and the calling of Peter. First, we see the calling of Isaiah in seeing the glory of the Lord with the Seraphim, etc. He saw himself as a sinner, and he thought he was doomed. Whenever the ... Read More »

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Christy .. on 3/13/19

My Dear people,

In the gospel today, after Jesus had read the passage from Isaiah, they were all looked intently at him. They wanted Jesus to be the wonderworker for them as he had been in other places. They were not interested in the disposition of their hearts. Jesus ... Read More »

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019

Posted by Christy .. on 1/24/19

My Dear People,

Now we begin Sundays in ordinary time. This miracle at Cana links this Sunday with the feast of Epiphany and with Jesus’ Baptism—all are epiphanies of his glory, which    reveals Jesus as the Messiah.

In Jesus was fulfilled what the reading of Isaiah today. In the ... Read More »

Baptism of the Lord

Posted by Christy .. on 1/24/19

My Dear People,

Using expressive imagery, John announces Christian Baptism, proclaiming that he is not the Messiah; he, who is on his way, will come with the authority of supreme Judge that belongs to God, and with the dignity of the Messiah, who has no human equal.

In Christ’s ... Read More »

The Epiphany

Posted by Christy .. on 1/24/19

My Dear People,

Epiphany indicates there is a remarkable manifestation of Jesus in the visit of the magi. Herod then uses “Christ” interchangeably with “king of the Jews.” It reflects the concept of the royal Messiah, popular since God promised David an everlasting kingdom (2 Samuel7:13).  “King of the ... Read More »

The Holy Family

Posted by Christy .. on 1/03/19

My Dear People,

The Holy Family goes up to Jerusalem to fulfill the prescriptions of the Law of Moses—the purification and then redemption or buying back of the first born. According to Leviticus 12:2-8, a woman who bore a child was considered unclean. The period of legal impurity ended, ... Read More »