Readings: 1 Kings 19:16.19-21, Psalm 16:1-2,5.7-8.9-10.11, Galatians 5:1.13-18, Luke 9:51-62

NO to Vengeance and violence

Today we celebrate the thirteenth Sunday in ordinary time. The readings bring to us the message and invitation of Christ to follow him and to consecrate our lives to live according to the law of the spirit and not the law of the flesh. In a way, we are reminded that the invitation to follow Christ is a call that is open to each and every one.

Read more: 13th Sunday in ordinary time, year C

Readings: Genesis 14:18-20, Psalm 110:1,2,3,4, 1Corinthians 11:23-26, Luke 9:11-17

The humility of Christ manifested in the eucharist

“There is nothing meeker or more silent than Christ present in the host. This little piece of bread embodies the humility and perfect silence of God, his tenderness and his love for us. If we want to grow and to be filled with the love of God, it is necessary to plant our life firmly on three great realities: the cross, the host, and the virgin.

Read more: Solemnity of the Body And Blood Of Christ, Year C

Readings: Acts 2:1-11, Psalm 104:1,24,29-30,31&34, 1Corinthians 12:3b-7,12-13, John 2019-23

The Holy Spirit, the continued manifestation of God’s love

Today as we celebrate the solemnity of the Pentecost, we celebrate the birth of the Church. It is the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles that gives strength to the community of believers to enable them start the mission entrusted to them by Christ. Pentecost also doubles as the manifestation of God’s love. That love which started right from the time of creation, and that continued also through the incarnation, the passion and death of our Lord Jesus Christ. God created us out of love, and even when we had fallen in sin, he sent his son Jesus Christ to redeem us out of love. Now he also sends the Holy Spirit to sanctify us in that same love.

Read more: Pentecost Sunday Year C

 

Why are you looking into the sky?

Readings: Acts 1:1-11, Psalm 47:2-3,6-9, Hebrews 9:24-28, 10:19-23, Luke 24:46-53

We may be aware that when we decide to turn our gaze to something, we are influenced by our senses and the desire to know, to be in touch with reality. The above question that I take as our theme is inspired by the posture of the disciples after the ascension of the Lord. They remained gazing at the sky, they remained mesmerized, with their mouths open in awe at what they had just seen.

Read more: Ascension of the Lord, year C

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