Un poder más allá de comprar y vender

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XVII Domingo Ordinario, Año B: 29 Julio 2012
2 Re 4, 42-44; Sal 144; Ef 4, 1-6; Jn 6, 1-15

En todas las Misas de los domingos, las lecturas que oímos de las Sagradas Escrituras vienen del ciclo de tres años del Leccionario. Y en cada año, en el Tiempo Ordinario, oímos de uno de los tres Evangelios Sinópticos: en al Año A, oímos del Evangelio según San Mateo; en Año B, de Marcos; en Año C, de Lucas. Ahora estamos en el medio del Año B, que indica Marcos. Pero, ¿notaste que nuestra lectura del hoy vino del Evangelio según San Juan? Sucede porque el Evangelio según San Marcos es el más corto y así recibimos un pequeño interludio de verano: 5 semanas pasando por capítulo 6 del Evangelio según San Juan. Esas 5 semanas empiezan hoy y durarán en todos los domingos de agosto.

Pero, ¿por qué Juan capítulo 6? (more…)

More than enough

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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B: July 29, 2012
2 Kgs 4:42-44; Ps 145; Eph 4:1-6; John 6:1-15

The account of Christ miraculously feeding the 5000 is found in all four Gospels. And after one of these passages was read one Sunday at my last parish, a man came up to me and said, “The Scripture says that there were 5000 men, plus women and children. But it’s obvious that there weren’t any teenagers there.” “Why is that?” I asked. “Because there was food left over!”

The Scripture readings that we hear at each Sunday Mass come from a three-year Lectionary cycle. And each year, during Ordinary Time, we hear from a different one of the three Synoptic Gospels: Year A, Matthew; Year B, Mark; and Year C, Luke. Right now we are in the middle of Year B, which is Mark. But did you notice that our reading today came from the Gospel of John? (more…)

Source and Summit

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12th in a series of short homilies on the Mass

The Mass is an amazing thing, like nothing else in the world. So you have come, and stood heart to heart with other faithful, joining all the angels and saints, and leading the entire universe. You have encountered Christ made truly present—the eternal high priest offering the one perfect sacrifice. You have united yourself with him, offering yourself also, and entered the heart of the Trinity.

Now what?

No matter how wonderful it is, the Mass, like this homily series, has to come to an end sometime. (more…)