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Columban Reflexion / 5th Sunday of Easter, Year A / I am the Way, the Truth and the Life

In the first reading, the apostles learn that they cannot do everything by themselves to meet the urgent needs of the community and attend to the ministry of the Word. That is why they invite the community to choose their own servers and helpers. They do so and present to them seven people. The Apostles then give them the task of meeting the needs of the community, exercising different ministries... Leer Mas

Posted:
May 17, 2014

Author:
Padre Diego

Columban Reflection for the Baptism of the Lord, year A

After these days of high energy and joy from Advent to Christmas, we begin again ordinary time. We begin the challenge of being extraordinary people among ordinary things, being the constant reflection of the light of all lights: Jesus, the Emmanuel. As a community of believers, we celebrate the baptism of Jesus in our liturgy and we also renew our own baptism and membership with his lifegiving... Leer Mas

Posted:
Jan 12, 2014

Author:
Padre Diego

Holy Family - Mt 2,13-15.19-23

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph The Gospel of Matthew presents today a difficult and hard time for the holy family: They have to flee to Egypt to escape Herod's persecution. We see in this story, the courage, care and prudence of San Jose when obeys the angel´s message, and the docile obedience of Mary. This passage shows us the fatherly care of God over his children Mary and Joseph... Leer Mas

Posted:
Dec 28, 2013

Author:
Padre Diego

Born of Mary - Mt 1, 18-24

Columban reflection for sunday december 22 / 4th sunday of advent The message of the prophet Isaiah about someone coming to stay in the midst of his people, brings back and fills with hope to Israel. These words of the prophet to King Ahaz, son of Jotam, took place in a context in which the hopes of maintaining the security of the kingdom of Judah was focused more on the political and military... Leer Mas

Posted:
Dec 21, 2013

Author:
Padre Diego

God is coming to save us - Mt 11: 1-11

The christian spirituality of our times is more incisive, challenging and varied. People search for a more spiritual than a religious and cultic experience. They know we are not the center of the universe and that the universe was not created as a space where the human race is acting to gain eternal salvation, but it is a place to meet and to have an encounter with God. They believe that... Leer Mas

Posted:
Dec 12, 2013

Author:
Padre Diego

The Kingdom is at hand - Mt 3:1-12

Religions want to understand the mysteries of being, of human life and the universe. Some look inside the human being some look at nature, some study the cosmos, the supernatural, etc. Judeo Christianity does it from the experience of the sacred in history with the realities of faith, hope and love; it searches the balance of Love&Justice. Other religions live their own experiences of the... Leer Mas

Posted:
Dec 7, 2013

Author:
Padre Diego

Awake and waitting - Mt 24: 37-44

Today we begin the season of advent, the liturgical year A. Advent means coming, an arrival, and refers to "the coming of Christ." In Biblical terms there are two comings: 1) The coming which has already happened with the birth of Jesus and celebrated at Christmas and, 2) The future coming, "the second coming in power and glory" which inaugurates a new stage for humanity where we will rejoice and... Leer Mas

Posted:
Dec 1, 2013

Author:
Padre Diego

Living in God - Luke 20: 34-38

Originally, Israelites believed in God for this life only. The first real mention of resurrection, meaning life after death, is to be found in Daniel 12. A successor of Alexander the Great, Antiochus IV Epiphanes (r. 176-164), initiated a cruel and terrible persecution of the Jews. It was he who committed sacrilege in the Temple, leading eventually to its purification and rededication, which is... Leer Mas

Posted:
Nov 9, 2013

Author:
Padre Diego

Love that Changes - Lk 19, 1-10

The book of Wisdom speaks of God; it is a beautiful and flawless image of God, a meditative prayer about Yahwe. The word "God" comes from the Latin "Deus" and the Greek "theos". It describes God as a divinity that is "out there, up there," from where he can intervene in our world, revealing, doing, reacting. Although He seems far away, Christian experience knows that He is up there and down here... Leer Mas

Posted:
Nov 1, 2013

Author:
Padre Diego

Discipleship and Wisdom - Luke 14, 25-33

23rd Sunday of Ordinary time Nowdays, to be a Christian, the Church requires very little. Newborns are baptized and very Little is required from the parents: attending some lectures to be prepared for the baptism of their child, a vague commitment to provide Christian education to the child according to the law of God and the commandments of the Church. At the beginning, it wasn´t like this. To... Leer Mas

Posted:
Sep 7, 2013

Author:
Padre Diego

God´s Kingdom is never closed - Lk 13, 22-30

The journey of Jesus to Jerusalem continues, as he passes through towns and villages teaching. As Jesus was teaching, one man, more interested in numbers asks: Lord, only few will be saved? How many of us are going to be saved, few or many? Jesus answers not from the "how many" but from the "how" we are saved. In reference to the Parousia (the second coming) we notice the same attitude: the... Leer Mas

Posted:
Aug 24, 2013

Author:
Padre Diego

Keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus - Lk 12:49-53

Jesus walks with his disciples on his last journey to Jerusalem, he knows he will die there, and he has told them several times. Luke places in this journey, most of his understanding on Jesus: the speeches, parables and stories gathered from various sources. Many sayings of Jesus, have different values and scope and are applied depending on the readers or hearers. This also counts for us today,... Leer Mas

Posted:
Jul 22, 2013

Author:
Padre Diego