Monthly Archives: September 2018

Gehenna

In our gospel, we hear Jesus talk about this frightening place, Gehenna, a valley located south of Jerusalem that earned a reputation as the location of an idolatrous cult that performed human sacrifices. No wonder Jeremiah and Isaiah curse it as a place for those who don't do God’s will, for those who are rebels…
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We Will Be Judged By Love

The disciples of Jesus struggle to discover the meaning of the mission and message of Jesus; they worried about dif-ferent things that are not the real point of Christ being in their midst, missing what real-ly matters. In today’s gospel they wonder who will have the highest place in the Kingdom. In the same way…
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Peter’s confession

Our gospel presents the first announcement of the Passion and death of Jesus to the Disciples with Peter trying to eliminate the Cross, and the teaching of Jesus concerning the consequences of the Cross, for those who wished to be His Disciples. Peter does not understand the proposal of Jesus concerning the Cross and suffering.…
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Lord, Come and Touch Me

We constantly see in the Gospel how Jesus ful-fills the prophecy when he opens the ears of the deaf and restores the speech of those with impedi-ments, opens the eyes of the blind, heals the crip-pled, raises the dead back to life, and when his mercy ultimately takes away our sins. This is so much…
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