As the first family and the first church of the New Covenant, the Holy Family isn’t just the model family community, but the model ecclesial community. Mary and Joseph show us what and who we can be when we unite ourselves to Christ.
Archive | February, 2019
The Gospel of Matthew begins with a sentence fragment, perhaps intended as a title: “The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham” (Matt 1:1). You may recognize the genealogy from lectors tripping over names like “Ammin’adab” and “Zerub’babel” during Christmas Eve Mass. But this section is more
Download Audio FileIn today’s readings we hear Jesus speaking in Galilee as well as a Jewish sage named Sirach writing in Jerusalem more than a century earlier. The two of them touch upon a single truth: The words that come out of us make known the hidden thoughts within us. Speech reveals the secrets of
En las lecturas de hoy escuchamos a Jesús hablar en Galilea al igual que al sabio judío, Sirácides, que escribe en Jerusalén un siglo antes. Los dos hablan sobre una sola verdad: las palabras que salen de nuestros labios demuestran lo que hay en nuestro interior. Lo que hablamos revela los secretos del corazón. Sirácides
It’s easy to take a romantic view of the Holy Family, as if they were angels rather than human beings. But even though Mary and Jesus never sinned, that doesn’t mean there were no parental mistakes. And it doesn’t mean Jesus never frustrated His earthly parents.
We’ve been talking a lot about hosting this week and offering hospitality to our guests. One of the best ways to do that is through the gift of food. It doesn’t have to be anything extravagant—just putting out coffee or tea is enough.
As Christians, we’re not called to “entertain” people or put on a show. But we are expected to practice hospitality. “Show hospitality to one another without grumbling,” instructs 1 Peter 4:9.
The first step in leading any Bible study is always to bathe your efforts in prayer. Ask the Holy Spirit to use you for the glory of God and to bless the study. Consider asking others to intercede for you and the participants of the study.
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La historia de David y Saúl que aparece en la primera lectura de hoy sirve casi como una parábola. David, al mostrar misericordia de su enemigo mortal, da un ejemplo concreto del estilo de vida que Jesús espera de sus discípulos. La nueva ley que Jesús da en el Evangelio de este domingo tendría que