The older brother: just as lost and needing to be found

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24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C: Sept. 11, 2016
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Prayer changes things—in surprising ways!

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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C: July 24, 2016
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Christ’s Ascension: reconciling us to the Father, advancing the Kingdom

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Ascension of the Lord, Year C: May 8, 2016
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Shame, two sons, and the sacrament of joy

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4th Sunday of Lent, Year C: March 6, 2016
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Do you see in yourself what the angels see? Do you hear the Father’s voice?

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The Baptism of the Lord, Year C: January 10, 2016
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Disciples, all the way to the roots

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25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B: Sept. 20, 2015
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De quien recibe nombre toda paternidad

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Santísima Trinidad, Año A: 15 Junio 2014
Ex 34, 4-6.8-9; Dn 3; 2 Cor 13, 11-14; Jn 3, 16-18 (more…)

From whom all fatherhood is named

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Most Holy Trinity, Year A: June 15, 2014
Exod 34:4-6 8-9; Dan 3:52-54, 56; 2 Cor 13:11-13; John 3:16-18 (more…)

Jesús fue bautizado para sobrealimentar el bautismo

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El Bautismo del Señor, Año A: 12 Enero 2014
Is 42, 1-4.6-7; Sal 28; Hch 10, 34-38; Mt 3, 13-17 (more…)

Jesus was baptized to supercharge baptism

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The Baptism of the Lord, Year A: Jan. 12, 2014
Isa 42:1-4, 6-7; Ps 29; Acts 10:34-38; Matt 3:13-17

About a month ago, we were in the season of Advent. And as we focused upon preparing ourselves to receive the Lord Jesus at his Second Coming, we turned again to John the Baptist, who prepared people to receive him in his first coming. And we saw that John was preaching repentance, and practicing a baptism of repentance.

  • He preached repentance: a change of life, a turning of oneself, away from sin and what is bad, toward God and what is good. And it is a turning in heart and mind, and in outward action.
  • And he drew people into a baptism of repentance: into themselves entering into this symbolic action that was performed by non-Jews who were converting to become Jewish. (more…)