October 12, 2020
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Rise Above

Fear is a common first reaction. Fear of fear may cause more problems than the actual fear itself. Fears can be real or the result of an over active imagination. Real fear makes sense and is positive. There are facts that support it. Unspecific fear...

All Shall Be Well

There is a story of a young woman who, one evening, was waiting for a bus in a crime-ridden area. A rookie policeman approached her and asked: “Do you want me to wait with you?” Quickly, she noted: “No, that won’t be...

So Be Perfect

Our Gospel passage from Matthew (5:38-48) exposes, mercilessly, how truly wrong are those who are not passionate about their life in Christ. It shows also how much those who are not in love with the Lord are missing out on life. Listen again to the...

Regarding Fear

Our readings from Malachi (3:19-20) and the Gospel of Luke (21:5-19) are rather scary. So, apparently, we have some more fear to add to the fears that we are already facing and that we are fed by the media. Speaking of fear, about 20 years ago...

When the Word Reaches Our Hearts

To how many thousands of words were we exposed this past week? From newspapers, magazines, leaflets, notices, forms, contracts, radio, TV, social media….Weary, we take refuge in our church today and we tell ourselves: “I need a break; I need...

Acting as Children of the Light

To use a cliché we could say that the world and the Church so differ from each other as night and day. This analogy is intentional and revealing because it is first used by Christ who is the Light that shines in the darkness of the world. It is also...

Where is the Bride?

Have you noticed? If it is not a deranged man massacring innocent people at a concert or at a Sunday religious service, it is the real possibility of a global war breaking out at any moment, or the threat of another terrorist attack. There seems to...

The Right Kind of Fear

Matthew 10:26-33 can be understood only if taken together with what is written in the preceding verses. In them Jesus conveys, in colorful yet mysterious tones, the idea of the explosive energy of the Gospel. For Jesus the Good News packs such power...