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The Red Corner of Fr. Luis

The challenge here is to stay alert by watching

 

 

Good morning, happy Thursday, and many blessings.

 

As we come to the close of Matthew 24 (today we are in Matthew 24:42-51), Jesus gives his disciples a parable to push home the truth of their need to "watch" for His coming. Remember, the Lord is here talking to his disciples, they have asked Him questions concerning; the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple, His parousia (coming back). Their question was basically two-fold; when will these things happen and what signs will precede them?

 

Rather, the parable of Jesus highlights God's generosity

Good morning, happy Wednesday, and many blessings my dear Holyrood.

 

Integrity should be a commandment of love in our lives

 

 

Good morning, happy Tuesday, and many blessings.

 

Let us be an instrument of bringing the Good News

 

 

Good morning, happy Monday, and many blessings.

 

With today’s gospel, John 1:45-51, three little reflections come to my mind.

 

Many people are called, but few are chosen

 

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Jesus' inclusion of the woman

 

 

Good morning, happy Friday, and many blessings.

 

In this gospel (Matthew 19:3-12), the Pharisees engage Jesus on the notion of marriage about which there was much controversy. All agreed that a man could divorce his wife. The dispute was about the grounds on which a man could divorce his wife. To be clear, the woman could not do the same.

 

Infinite forgiveness

 

 

Good morning, happy Thursday, and many blessings.

 

In yesterday’s Gospel we have heard the words of Jesus concerning fraternal correction (Matthew ‪18:15-20‬). In the Gospel today (Matthew 18:21-19:1) the central theme is pardon and reconciliation.

Reconciliation recipe

 

 

Good morning, happy Wednesday, and many blessings.

 

Service makes us more humble

 

 

Good morning, happy Tuesday, and many blessings.

 

The Gospel today (Matthew 18: 1-5. 10. 12-14) gives the first part of the discourse on the community (Mt 18:1-14) which has as key word “the little ones”. The little ones are not only the children, but also the poor, those who are not important in society and in the community, and also the children. Jesus asks that these “little ones” should always be the center of the concern of the communities because “The Father in Heaven does not will that one of these little ones should be lost” (Mt ‪18:14‬).

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