Restaurando la Unidad

Vigésimo primer domingo en Tiempo Ordinario: 8-27-17 La Pas Sea Con Ustedes, El pasado fin de semana se nos dio la oportunidad de ver al Maestro de maestros interactuar con dos tipos de personalidad muy distintos, que pueden de una manera muy amplia dividir a la familia humana en dos tipos; Aquellos que son mansos y humildes de corazón, y aquellos que se sucumben a ese tipo más primordial de pecado, el orgullo.  Sobre el curso de nuestra discusión se hizo muy obvio que aquellos en el últim...
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Whisked Along in Love

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time: 9-10-17 Peace be with You, This weekend brings several of the themes we have been exploring as of late to new depth, doing so in the fashion of providing more detail.  Specifically, our focus for today will play directly into what it means to be a member of the Body of Christ, the instrument of God’s forgiving love in the world, as we spoke of two weekends ago.  Moreover, it is also connected to the idea that we find our truest identity only in Christ,...
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Minando el Tesoro de Dentro

Vigésimo domingo en Tiempo Ordinario: 8-20-17 La Paz Sea Con Ustedes, Hace dos fines de semana, celebrando la Transfiguración de nuestro Señor enfatizamos el hecho que la Transfiguración del Señor es una prefiguración de nuestra transfiguración. También señalamos que en última instancia, eso es un trabajo que solo se completara en la eternidad. Esto no es para sugerir, sin embargo, que todo lo que tenemos que hacer es sentarnos en nuestras manos y esperar. Más bien es de suma importancia q...
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The Finest Quality of the Human Family

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time: 9-3-17 Peace be with You, Ah, to be Peter!  In the history of questions he hit the jackpot last weekend in his response to Christ’s question, “who do you say that I am?” (Matt. 16:15).  While all the other disciples were quick to respond with answers as to what other people thought about the identity of the One whom they had the privilege to call Master, “some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets” (Matt. ...
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Restoring Unity

Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time: 8-27-17 Peace be with You, Last weekend, we were given the opportunity to see the master Teacher interact with two very distinct personality types which can, in a very broad way, divide the human family into two types; those who are meek and humble of heart and those who succumb to that most primordial type of sin, pride.  Over the course of our discussion it became very obvious that those in the latter group (Matt. 15:1-9), succumbing through pride to...
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Un Reino de Belleza, Parte 2

Decimosexto domingo en Tiempo Ordinario: 7-23-17 La Paz Sea Con Ustedes, Este domingo nos encontramos una vez más en la sala de la clase del verdadero Maestro, Jesucristo, como continua sus lecciones acerca del Reino de Dios, dándonos a la vez una comprensión más profunda de la realidad en la que vivimos y el fin hacia el cual ponemos nuestros pies en esta peregrinación que llamamos vida. El pasado fin de semana, se nos dio el placer de escuchar la parábola del Sembrador, y en ella examina...
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Mining the Treasure Within

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time: 8-20-17 Peace be with You, Two weekends ago, in celebrating the Transfiguration of our Lord we emphasized the fact that the Lord’s Transfiguration is a prefigurement of our transfiguration.  We also noted that this is ultimately a work which will only be completed in eternity.  This is not to suggest, however, that all there is for us to do, therefore, is sit on our hands and wait.  Rather, it is of the utmost importance that we begin assimilating ourselv...
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An Attentive Love

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: 8-13-17 Peace be with You, Last weekend in our contemplation of our Lord’s transfiguration, we noted that not only this mysterious event had just as much to do with the transfiguration to be undergone by the Body of Christ, the Church, along with its individual members as it does with our Lord.  This may seem a strange thing to say, but consider that our Lord had no need of a human nature, or anything else for that matter, as from all of eternity he ...
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Transfigured on the Mountain

Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord: 8-6-17 Peace be with You, Today, as we celebrate the feast of the Transfiguration, we come to a high point on the Church’s liturgical calendar.  This is a celebration which is fixed on the Church calendar, thus, in celebrating this most august feast today, we temporarily jump out of chronological order in our examination of Matthew’s gospel by a full three chapters.  I note this for two reasons; first, to maintain before us the proper contextual pe...
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Un Reino de Belleza, Parte 1

Decimoquinto domingo de tiempo ordinario: 7-16-2017 La paz sea con ustedes, Hay una fuente humilde de la cual fluyen todas las cosas, una sabiduría que providencialmente dirige y acompaña el cambio de tiempos y estaciones, un amor que une todas las cosas en su abrazo, haciendo una unidad de la inmensa diversidad que colorea el panorama de la creación. Tales palabras pueden ser pronunciadas y aceptadas como algo más que ficción poética solo a través de un don de fe. Pues las imágenes que...
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