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Gospel Commentary
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Our spiritual life might be in trouble if you sympathize with the villains in Jesus’ parables. But that is precisely what many of us do. In the parable of the prodigal son, for example, many … more
The universal Church grants us the opportunity to exalt the Cross of Jesus on Sunday. The readings chosen for this grand celebration invite us to ponder with renewed hearts the wisdom of God which is … more
When someone sins against us, what is the proper Christian response? Throughout the Gospels, Jesus teaches us the importance of forgiveness as both a reflection of God's mercy and a means for healing … more
Memo to His Esteemed Excellency, the High Priest Caiaphas, from Judas Iscariot: Thank you for giving me this opportunity to provide the latest details from the inner circle of followers of Jesus … more
Jesus expects a great deal from His disciples. It is one reason that He is so attractive to me. He loves us and respects us enough to expect great faith from us. Jesus wants us to be either hot or … more
On some level, each of us wants to believe that the closer we come to Jesus, the less we will have to suffer. This might cause us to believe that we can reach a level of holiness where the Lord … more
"Truly no man can ransom himself, or give to God the price of his life" (Ps 49:7). This line of the psalmist expresses a fundamental truth: We cannot merit our own salvation. No amount of good works … more
When the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us, the kingdom of God burst into our world. The first words out of Jesus’ mouth in Mark’s Gospel are: “This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom … more
In this Sunday's Gospel, Jesus tells His disciples the parable of the sower and the seed, which He concludes with the following: “Whoever has ears ought to hear.” Taken literally, the warning … more
The effects of original sin abound. Walking to the church one Sunday, I came across a mother with an unruly baby in her arms near one of the exits. Her two-year-old son was also standing at her side. … more
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