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The Red Corner of Fr. Luis

A change of liberation and joy



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In today’s gospel (Luke 5:33-39) Jesus ran into a problem when He began His ministry almost 2000 years ago. At the very outset of what he was trying to do, he received criticism for trying to do things differently, for trying to change things. Time after time, the Jewish leaders and religious people of that day questioned Jesus, and even condemned Him, for trying to do something new. We see one of these incidents in todays’ story and Jesus responds to their questioning with a parable


Can you hear with your eyes, hands, heart or ears that God is calling you?



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Jesus drive out the power of evil and restores



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Jesus' goal is to accept excluded people



Today we begin the meditation on the Gospel of Luke, which will extend three months until the end of the liturgical year. Today’s Gospel (Luke 4:16-30) speaks about Jesus’ visit to Nazareth and the presentation of His program to the people of the synagogue. At first the people were amazed. But immediately, when they became aware that Jesus wanted to accept all, without excluding anyone, people rebelled and wanted to kill Him.


Time is important for repentance



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In Matthew 25:1-13, Jesus tells the Parable of the Ten Virgins, this message from the text asks the crucial question are we ready for Christ's return? There are several things we need to consider before we attempt to answer this question.


The challenge here is to stay alert by watching



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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

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Integrity should be a commandment of love in our lives



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Let us be an instrument of bringing the Good News



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