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The Red Corner of Fr. Luis

When everyone shared, everyone had enough.

 

 

Reading: Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.” Matthew 16:16

 

Good morning, happy Monday, and many blessings my dear family.

 

In today’s Gospel (Matthew 14:13-21) Jesus received devastating news. He heard that his beloved cousin, John, had been brutally beheaded. In the wake of this news, Jesus needed time to be alone to absorb this news and begin to grieve for his dear friend.

 

Do we ever shun or judge people who seem to be more than we think they should be?

Reading: And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town and in his own home.” Matthew 13:57.
 
Good morning, happy Friday, and many blessings my dear family.
 

Where there is life, there is always hope of redemption and of the triumph of good over evil

 

 

Reading: Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears, let them hear. Matthew 13:43.

 

Good morning, happy Tuesday, and many blessings my dear family.

 

Today give thanks for the “mustard seed” and the “bread” that you are.

 

 

Reading: He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field… He told them still another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds of flour until it worked all through the dough.” Matthew 13:31, 33.

 

Good morning, happy Monday, and many blessings my dear family.

 

Jesus is telling us that the very core of our existence is to be connected with him

 

 

Reading: Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. John 15:4.

 

Good morning, happy Friday, and many blessings my dear family.

 

I thank God for all the women who helped me know Jesus better

 

Reading: Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to her. John 20:18.

 

Good morning, happy Thursday, and many blessings my dear family.

 

If this parable is a seed, how are you soil?

 

 

Reading: Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. Matthew 13:3.

 

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

 

Can I bring God’s love and compassion to others, especially the poor, marginalized and vulnerable?

 

 

Reading: He replied to him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” Matthew 12:48.

 

Good morning, happy Tuesday, and many blessings my dear family.

 

How deep is my belief and trust in Jesus?

 

 

Reading: Then some of the Pharisees and teachers of the law said to him, “Teacher, we want to see a sign from you.” Matthew 12:38.

 

Good morning, happy Monday, and many blessings my dear family.

 

In today’s Gospel (Matthew 12:38-42) the Pharisees and scribes come to Jesus and say:  “We want to see a sign from you!” However, Jesus refuses to give them a sign.  He tells them that it is “an evil and unfaithful generation” that needs a “sign” in order to believe.  He then says: “No sign except the sign of Jonah will be given!”

 

Do we see the many wonders Jesus is working in our world and our lives?

 

 

Reading: Then Jesus began to denounce the towns in which most of his miracles had been performed, because they did not repent. Matthew 11:20.

 

Good morning, happy Tuesday, and many blessings my dear family.

 

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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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