Jesús y la mujer samaritana

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III Domingo de Cuaresma, Año A: 23 Marzo 2014
Ex 17, 3-7; Sal 94; Rom 5, 1-2.5-8; Jn 4, 5-42 (more…)

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Jesus and the Woman at the Well

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3rd Sunday of Lent, Year A: March 23, 2014
Exod 17:3-7, Ps 95, Rom 5:1-2, 5-8; John 4:5-42 (more…)

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Él permanece fiel

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IV Domingo de Cuaresma, Año B: 18 Marzo 2012
2 Cr 36, 14-16.19-23; Sal 136; Ef 2, 4-10; Jn 3, 14-21

Creo que el salmo de hoy debe tocar los corazones de todos que viven fuera de su hogar, de su patria. Este salmo recuerda la nostalgia que habían sentado los israelitas desterrados en Babilonia:

Junto a los ríos de Babilonia nos sentábamos a llorar… Decían los opresores: “Algún cantar de Sión, alegres, cántennos.” Pero, ¿cómo podríamos cantar un himno al Señor en tierra extraña?

Estas palabras pueden expresar el dolor o, a lo menos, el ansia, que sentimos cuando lo echamos a menos nuestro hogar. Y seguro que muchos aquí en esta Misa conocen ese sentimiento.

Pero creo que hay otro también por el cual sentimos nostalgia—aunque quizá no lo reconocemos bien. Ansiamos la solidez. (more…)

Awaiting Christ’s Second Coming with excitement

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2nd Sunday of Advent, Year B: Dec. 4, 2011
Isa 40:1-5, 9-11; Ps 85; 2 Pet 3:8-14; Mark 1:1-8

Last year I realized something about this Advent season. That word “Advent” of course translates the Latin Adventus; and what I realized, and discovered was true, is that Adventus translates the Greek Parousia. Most of you are saying, so what? But any of you who are sort of Scripture nerds like me know that that word Parousia lights up the sky. For that is the word used in the original language of the New Testament to speak of Christ’s Second Coming.

And this filled the apostles with excitement and anticipation as they proclaimed the good news about Jesus Christ. (more…)

To run forth to meet our Lord Jesus at his coming

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1st Sunday of Advent, Year B: Nov. 27, 2011
Isa 63:16-17, 19; 64:2-7; Ps 80; 1 Cor 1:3-9; Mark 13:33-37

Each year, for many people, the week of Thanksgiving brings many periods of watchful expectation. For these days include journeys, arrivals, and wonderful events that follow at the destination. How many children in how many cars will ask, “Are we there yet??” Well, that’s one kind of expectation! But perhaps we do better to think of the child inside the house looking out the front window and asking, “When will Grandma and Grandpa get here? Or my aunt or uncle? My cousins?”

And what is it that fills the hours and days before their arrival? (more…)