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The Red Corner of Fr. Luis

The kingdom is in your midst

 

 

Good morning, happy Thursday, and many blessings.

 

Today’s Gospel (Luke 17:20-25) gives us the discussion between Jesus and the Pharisees on the coming of the Kingdom. The Gospel today and that of the following days deal with the coming of the end of time.

 

The disciples eagerly await the coming of the Kingdom. For us, the death and resurrection of Jesus mean that the kingdom is already within our reach: ‘Behold, the kingdom of God is among you’. It is already present through the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus.

God has called you to serve

 

 

Good morning, happy Tuesday, and many blessings.

 

The Gospel today (Luke 17:7-10) narrates the parable, which is found only in Luke’s Gospel, and has no parallel in the other Gospels. The parable wants to teach that our life has to be characterized by an attitude of service. It begins with three questions and at the end Jesus himself gives the answer.

 

We are the temple of God in the world

 

 

Good morning, happy Monday, and many blessings.

 

Act wisely and cunningly

 

 

Good morning, happy Friday, and many blessings.

 

Today the Gospel (Luke 16:1-8) presents a parable that concerns the administration of goods which is found only in Luke’s Gospel. It is called the parable of the dishonest steward. It is a disconcerting parable.

 

Expensive discipleship

 

 

Good morning, happy Wednesday, and many blessings.

 

If you don't find today's Gospel (Luke 14:25-33) hard to swallow, you are not really listening. Jesus is asking for total commitment of every Christian, as a disciple

 

Cleaning the table

 

 

Good morning, happy Tuesday, and many blessings.

 

Rest in Jesus

 

 

Good morning, happy Thursday,  and many blessings.

 

With todays’ Gospel (Luke 11: 25-30) we celebrate the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. In the Gospel we hear the invitation of Jesus: "Learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart." The Gospel shows the tenderness with which Jesus welcomes the little ones. He wanted the poor to find peace and rest in him.

 

Take your mask off!

 

 

Good morning, happy Wednesday, and many blessing. 

 

In today’s Gospel (Luke 11:42-46) the conflicting relationship between Jesus and the religious authority of the time continues. Today in the church we have the same conflict. In a certain diocese a priest convoked the poor to participate actively. They accepted the request and numerous began to participate. A great conflict arose. The rich said that they had been excluded and some people began to say, “the priest is doing politics and forgets the Gospel.”

 

Looking in

 

 

Good morning, happy Tuesday, and many blessings. 

 

In today’s Gospel (Luke 11:37-41) there is the continuation of the tense relationship between Jesus and the religious authority of his time. But in spite of the tension there was a certain familiarity between Jesus and the Pharisees. Invited to eat at their house, Jesus accepts the invitation. He does not lose his freedom before them, and neither do the Pharisees before him.

 

God transforms us.

Good morning, happy Monday, and many blessings.

 

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