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Jesus doesn’t have a good memory

Jesus doesn’t have a good memory

In 2000, Cardinal Thuan, who was a prisoner of war in Vietnam for thirteen years, nine of which were solitary confinement, preached the Lenten Retreat to the Curia in Rome. During this retreat he spoke about the “defects” of Jesus. The first defect he mentioned was...
The Choice is Ours

The Choice is Ours

God presents to us two choices. In the First Reading, Moses lays out two choices that the Israelites have: life or death. Life with God through obedience to God’s precepts; a life that comes from being in a relationship with God. Or death through disobedience; a death...
Following the Path Together

Following the Path Together

“Do not complain, brothers and sisters, about one another, that you may not be judged. Behold, the judge is standing before the gates.” At first glance, I thought this did not happen much. However, reflecting on it, I think it probably happens more than you and I...
Put Things into Perspective

Put Things into Perspective

It is said that on a certain occasion a homeless man entered a church with his bottle of wine, his old clothes, and his badly groomed beard. Upon entering, the person who saw him looked at him displeased, and invited him to sit on the last bench and in the corner...
A Savior for All

A Savior for All

One of the main messages of today’s Gospel passage is that Jesus is a Savior for all, both Jews and non-Jews. Remember, the gospel of Mark was mainly written to share the gospel with non-Jews, so this passage would have special meaning for them, but also for us today....

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