Sunday Reflections

5th Sunday of Easter (B)

BILINGUAL REFLECTIONS FOR SUNDAY

5th SUNDAY OF EASTER (B) John 15: 1-8 – April 29, 20185

Remain in me as I remain in you, says the Lord. Whoever remains in me will bear much fruit “.

Scientists tell us that we only use a small part of our brains and the rest we leave it undeveloped. We often find out that our children, our students, and we ourselves do not use a hundred percent of our human capacities. The same is true of our spiritual life. We are capable of so much more. Shouldn´t be we bold enough? Often we try to go alone in our spiritual growth. But we cannot do it by ourselves.

4th Sunday of Easter (B)

BILINGUAL REFLECTIONS FOR SUNDAY

4th SUNDAY OF EASTER (B) John 10: 11-18 - April 22, 2018

I am the good shepherd, says the Lord, I know my sheep, and mine know me

The Catacombs of Rome are underground burial places, where the persecuted Christians of the early years of the Church buried secretly their dead, especially their martyrs. There are at least forty of some discovered catacombs. Sited along the Appian Way is the catacomb of Saint Callixtus, where we find the oldest drawing in Christian art portraying the image of Jesus as a good shepherd holding on his shoulders a timid sheep.

Second Sunday of Easter (B)

BILINGUAL REFLECTIONS FOR SUNDAY

2nd SUNDAY OF EASTER (B) John 20: 19-31 - April 08, 2018

Jesus said to them ´Peace be with you. As the Father sent me, so I send you. Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained´

The same day of his resurrection, “On the evening of that first day of the week” the first greeting in the encounter of Jesus with his confused and frightened disciples, surprising as it might be is, “Peace be with you.” He finds them in hiding, after the terrible death of their Master. What else a person needs at a time of tragedy and lost that the presence of Jesus telling us with that short greeting which means “do not be afraid, don´t worry, relax, don´t be anxious, you have nothing to fear.” This is what peace means in a regular relation, but spoken by the Risen Christ it means much more than a wish. Jesus is there not just to tell them, relax, but to give them the gift of his presence; “I am with you and will always be, trust me”.

Third Sunday of Easter(B)

BILINGUAL REFLECTIONS FOR SUNDAY

3rd SUNDAY OF EASTER (B) Luke 24: 35-48 - April 15, 2018

Lord Jesus, open the Scriptures to us; make our hearts burn while you speak to us

A friend of mine recently bought one of those fancy electronic iPad, built around a multi touch screen and a virtual keyboard of fourth generation, with all kind of apps, communication and entertainment systems, besides of course, the GPS and MP3. Unlike myself, my friend has always been very fit with technology, and I thought that little “toy” would be very easy for him to handle; but he told me that this has been the most difficult electronic device he has ever had to learn about. I wonder how many times he would have asked for help.

Holy Week and Easter Sunday (B)

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HOLY WEEK AND EASTER (B) March 29, 30, 31, April 1, 2018

Christ became obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross; because of this, God greatly exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is above every name

Wiling to learn more from their professor, once the theologian Karl Barth´s students asked him, "What is the most profound truth you learned in your studies?" He simply replied, "Jesus loves me. This I know, for the Bible tells me so."

This Holy Week, which we have started with the solemn entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem, on Palm Sunday, reaches its most important moment in the three days we call the Sacred Triduum: Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter.

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