Third Sunday of Advent Reflection.
“When all the people asked him, "What must we do, then?" he answered, "Anyone who has two tunics must share with the one who has none, and anyone with something to eat must do the same."
There were tax collectors, too, who came for baptism, and these said to him, "Master, what must we do?" He said to them, "Exact no more than the appointed rate." Some soldiers asked him in their turn, "What about us? What must we do?" He said to them, "No intimidation! No extortion! Be content with your pay!"
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1st Sunday of Advent Year – C
In the second reading, taken from the First Letter of Saint Paul to the Thessalonians, after having prayed for them that the Lord be generous in increasing their love for one another and for the whole human race, Saint Paul urges them to make more progress in the life that God wants. What is the life that God really wants?
34th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B
This Sunday – a solemnity – brings to an end the liturgical year (Year B). It is a fitting celebration, the crowning of the whole year. He – Jesus – is the alpha and omega (the beginning and the end), the one who remains for ever
(the Lord who was, is and is to come). The one who conquers, who judges and rewards. His word is final and remains forever.
Jesus’ kingship (rule, glory) was announced through the prophets: cf. Daniel (First Reading). Daniel calls him a “Son of Man” on whom is conferred sovereignty (supreme power), in fact ‘eternal’ sovereignty. Most probably his identity was obscure to prophet Daniel.
Reflection 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B 11th November 2018
In the passage of the Gospel of St. Mark that we are going to hear this coming Sunday, we find Jesus in the temple of Jerusalem, at the end of his journey, during which he spent a great amount of time instructing his disciples.
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B 28th October 2018.
I still remember the blind woman in my home town, when she would not perceive me, a young boy, quietly coming up to sit down beside her; she was very nice with me and I enjoyed talking with her. She had so many sweet stories and experiences to tell a young boy! She was grateful for every minute I spent with her and I always left her with a sense of joy and peace.