Shining a light in the darkness of abortion

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3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A: January 23, 2011
Isa 8:23–9:3; Ps 27; 1 Cor 1:10-13, 17; Matt 4:12-23

“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.” The original context of these words from the prophet Isaiah was a mass deportation by the Assyrian Empire in the 8th century B.C. The land of the tribes of Zebulun and Naphtali was near the northern end of the Holy Land, alongside the Sea of Galilee. And when the Assyrian Empire conquered the northern Kingdom of Israel in 722, these lands were the first to have the Jewish people forcibly deported and resettled far away, and foreign peoples brought in to live there. They were the first to suffer in this way. And how fitting that these lands should also be the first to receive the blessing of feeling the footsteps of Jesus; of hearing his message of hope; of witnessing his healing miracles, and receiving his call. (more…)

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Una luz brilla en las tinieblas del aborto

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III Domingo Ordinario, Año A: 23 Enero 2011
Isa 8, 23–9, 3; Sal 26; 1 Cor 1, 10-13.17; Mat 4, 12-23

“El pueblo que caminaba en tinieblas vio una gran luz.” Originalmente, estas palabras del profeta Isaías refirieron a un hecho del imperio Asirio en el siglo VIII antes de Cristo. La gente del los tribus de Zabulón y de Neftalí, que vivían en el parte más al norte de la Tierra Santa, fue deportado de su tierra por el imperio, hasta partes desconocidas; y extranjeros traídos en su lugar. Ellos fueron los primeros del Pueblo que así sufrieron. Y que bien que esta tierra sea la primera en la cual Jesucristo andaba, y predicaba su mensaje de la esperanza, y sanaba milagrosamente. (more…)