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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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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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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Viviendo En El Mundo Real

Decimocuarto domingo de Tiempo Ordinario: 7-9-17 La Paz Sea Con Ustedes, El pasado fin de semana, reflexionamos sobre el deseo de Cristo de ser identificado con la familia humana.  El eje principal de nuestra reflexión se centró en la Iglesia, que, como ya hemos discutido, es diferente a cualquier organización humana; Que es en vez un organismo, el Cuerpo vivo de Cristo, de quien a través de las aguas sagradas del bautismo, nos hacemos miembros. Por lo que discutimos brevemente como este m...
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A Kingdom of Beauty, Part I

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: 7-16-17 Peace be with You, There is a humble source from which all things flow, a wisdom which providentially directs and accompanies the changing of times and seasons, a love which binds all things in its embrace, making a unity of the immense diversity which colors the panorama of creation.  Such words can be uttered and accepted as something more than poetic fictionalization only through a gift of faith, for the images which fall upon the waking human ...
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Living in the Real World

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: 7-9-17 Peace be with You, Last weekend, we reflected upon Christ’s desire to be identified with the human family.  The main thrust of our reflection centered upon the Church, which, as we discussed, is unlike any human organization, but is instead an organism; the living Body of Christ, of whom, through the sacred waters of baptism, we become members.  Consequently we briefly discussed how this mystery, or sacrament as the Church calls it, changes our on...
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El Fuego De Amor

Domingo De Pentecostés: 6-4-17  La Pas Sea Con Ustedes, Habiendo celebrado la Resurrección de Cristo en los últimos cuarenta y nueve días, llegamos ahora al quincuagésimo día, Pentecostés; Un día en el que conmemoramos el cumplimiento de la promesa hecha por nuestro Señor a sus discípulos, que a su solicitud el Espíritu de la verdad pudiera venir (Juan 14:16-17), no solo en nuestro medio, sino en nosotros mismos; Para que nosotros, que una vez estuviéramos separados de nuestro Creador, pod...
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The Fire of Love

Pentecost Sunday: 6-4-17 Peace be with You, Having celebrated the Resurrection of Christ over the last forty-nine days, we come now to the fiftieth day, Pentecost; a day on which we commemorate the fulfillment of the promise made by our Lord to his disciples, that at his request the Spirit of truth might come (John 14:16-17), not only into our midst, but into our very selves; so that we who were once estranged from our Creator might become the children of God (John 1:12-13).  And, just as ...
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