Not a drop to drink?

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12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C: June 19, 2016
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En el yugo de Jesús, libertad y alivio verdadero

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XIV Domingo Ordinario, Año C: 6 Julio 2014
Za 9, 9-10; Sal 144; Rom 8, 9.11-13; Mt 11, 25-30 (more…)

In Jesus’ yoke, true freedom and rest

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14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A: July 6, 2014
Zech 9:9-10; Ps 145; Rom 8:9, 11-13; Matt 11:25-30 (more…)

Satisfacer nuestra hambre en forma de Dios

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El Cuerpo y la Sangre de Cristo, Año C: 2 Junio 2013
Gn 14, 18-20; Sal 109; 1 Cor 11, 23-26; Lc 9, 11-17

Cuando yo era niño, y llegué a la edad de 10 años y medio, tuve la oportunidad de entrar en los Boy Scouts. Y, como todos los Scouts, aprendí lo que llamamos la Ley Scout: una declaración con 12 puntos, 12 características personales que deben caracterizar a un Boy Scout. Pero en esa primera tropa, también aprendimos un punto 13. Y así recitábamos: “Un Scout es: honrado, leal, servicial, amigable, cortés, bondadoso, obediente, alegre, económico, valiente, limpio, reverente… ¡y hambriento!”

¡Y, por supuesto, era la verdad! ¡Sí que los Boy Scouts tienen hambre! Y también otros jóvenes— (more…)

Satisfying our God-shaped hunger

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Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi), Year C: June 2, 2013
Gen 14:18-20; Ps 110; 1 Cor 11:23-36; Luke 9:11-17

When I was a boy, and I reached the age of 10½, I was able to join the Boy Scouts. And, like all Scouts, I learned what we called the Scout Law: a statement with 12 points, 12 personal characteristics that are to characterize a Boy Scout. But in that first troop, we also learned a 13th point. And so we would recite: “A Scout is: trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, reverent… and hungry!”

And, of course, it was true! Boy Scouts are hungry! And so are other youth— (more…)

This Lent, which tree in the garden are you eating from?

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1st Sunday of Lent, Year A: March 13, 2011
Gen 2:7-9, 3:1-7; Ps 51; Rom 5:12-19; Matt 4:1-11

Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert and he fasted for forty days and forty nights. This past Wednesday we were led by the Spirit to begin our own period of 40 days: called Quadragesima in Latin, meaning 40 or 40th; or Lent in English.

And we began it with the imposition of ashes. We all got to remember again just how light ashes are; how easy to blow them into the air or spill them. How dirty they are and easy to smudge. And we also got to hear again those words: “Remember, man, you are dust and to dust you will return.”

In our first reading, we heard, “The Lord God formed man out of the clay of the ground.” Many translations render this as “dust”: The Lord formed man out of the dust of the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of life. What a thrilling sentence that is! (more…)