Jesus restored St. Peter, rebuilding his Rock on a firm foundation

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3rd Sunday of Easter, Year C: April 10, 2016
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A veces Cristo nos llama a seguirlo dentro de la tempestad

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XIX Domingo Ordinario, Año A: 7 Agosto 2011
1 Re 19, 9. 11-13; Sal 84; Rom 9, 1-5; Mt 14, 22-33

Muchas veces pedimos en la oración, ¿no?, que seamos preservados de las tempestades de la vida. Que nosotros y los que amamos vivan libres del dolor, de las dificultades, del peligro, del cambio.

Pero lo que vemos en las lecturas del hoy es que, en los casos de estos tres santos, no se permitió que permanecieran en sus situaciones cómodas y seguras; sino que fueron dirigidos y llamados a unas sendas del cambio y de la dificultad. (more…)

The safest place in any storm

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19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A: August 7, 2011
1 Kg 19:9, 11-13; Ps 85; Rom 9:1-5; Matt 14:22-33

Does Peter’s response seem odd to you? In today’s Gospel reading, he says, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” Is that what you would say to Jesus if you were in the same situation?

Well, what was that situation? The day had begun with the news that John the Baptist had been beheaded—which surely hit Jesus and many of the disciples hard, since they knew him and valued him. And they tried to withdraw to a deserted place to pray. But the crowd followed them there— (more…)