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Good Works

Is Jesus a doer of “good works” or is He guilty of “blasphemy”?  Some of the Jews in today’s Gospel struggle to answer this question.  They have to acknowledge that Jesus does perform many signs and healings, even driving out demons.  So, He must be good unless He is...

Freedom

The feast that we celebrate today is a wonderful example of God’s way of acting in His relationship with people. The Annunciation marks the moment when the entire plan of salvation, God’s will to lead humanity to a new life in fullness and harmony, depends...

What will you see? Part 2

In today’s Gospel we listen to the ongoing conversation of Jesus with the Pharisees. In yesterday’s reflection I asked, “what will you see?” Today we see part of the answer on the part of the Pharisees. And buried in that reply is one small phrase that points to the...

Into the Heart of Holy Week

Back in the day, two friends and I started a business. We were a good mix of skills, dispositions, and work ethic. One of the partners, Jack, was the best project manager I ever encountered. His staff loved him, and the clients always wanted to know if Jack was...

What will you see?

In today’s gospel we see Jesus in an encounter with the Pharisees as time rapidly approaches the events we know as Holy Week. The Pharisees and other religious leaders have had about three years of reports, stories, encounters and more about this itinerant preacher...

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