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The Red Corner of Fr. Luis

In love there may be differences but there is no division

 

 

Reading: My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. John 17:20-21a.

 

Good morning, happy Thursday, and many blessings.

 

It’s important to note in this Gospel (John 17:20-26) that Jesus’ longest and most fervent prayer was for the unity of the church: “… that they may all be one; even as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be one in us.” (John 17:21)

 

Jesus longs to share his peace, his joy and his truth with us today

 

 

Reading: I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one. John 17:15.

 

Good morning, happy Wednesday, and many blessings.

 

Nothing can separate us from Jesus’ love and mercy

 

 

Reading: I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one. John 17:11.

 

Good morning, happy Tuesday, and many blessings.

 

Do I have a joy founded on my faith and the awareness of God’s immense personal love?

Do I have a joy founded on my faith and the awareness of God’s immense personal love?

 

Reading: Very truly I tell you, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy. John 16:20.

 

Good morning, happy Friday, and many blessings. 

 

To be a follower of Jesus is to have feelings that seem to be at odds with the world

 

 

Reading: Very truly I tell you, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy. John 16:20.

 

Good morning, happy Thursdays, and many blessings.

 

This is not a promise to each of us personally, but to the Church as a whole

 

 

Reading: When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. John 16:13.

 

Good morning, happy Wednesday, and many blessings.

 

It can become easy to take Jesus’ presence to us for granted

 

 

Reading: But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. John 16:7

 

Good, morning, happy Tuesday, and many blessings.

 

We are to preach by our lives, only occasionally in words

 

 

Reading: And you also must testify, for you have been with me from the beginning. John 15:27.

 

Good morning, happy Monday, and many blessings.

 

This is the peace that Jesus offers, not a life free from challenge or suffering

 

 

Reading: Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27.

 

Good morning, happy Tuesday, and many blessings.

 

Jesus wants to be my friend

 

 

Reading: You are my friends if you do what I command. John 15:14.

 

Good morning, happy Monday, and many blessings.

 

In today’s Gospel (John 15:12-17) My focus now is not on my faith, on what I think or believe. Jesus invites me to accept what he believes about me, how he sees me to be. I am sent to bear fruit. I am trusted. I am loved.

 

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Ministry at the time of Coronavirus (Covid 19): Prevent, cure and accompany

Now we have to shape what some have started calling; The Church at Home. Although I keep asking myself; What do those who do not have a home do? For this reason, at the same time, I am declaring today in our Holyrood Church a Lenten day of prayer, fasting and reading the Bible in the Time of the Coronavirus.

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