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Sent from God to a virgin

In contrast to her cousin Elizabeth, Mary is not barren. Her child does not come into existence because God removes sterility. Rather, Mary is a virgin…


Are you envious?

The parable of the Workers in the Vineyard builds up in suspense when, at the end of the day, the foreman gives out one denarius—a…


Jesus: A cause of division

  LUKE 12:49-53 Jesus said to His disciples: “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!…


To lay His hands

  Often, Jesus’ healing is conveyed by his touch (cf Mt 8:3; Lk 4:40). In the Gospel, he blesses the children by placing his hands…


Dependence on God

  LUKE 12:32-48 [or 12:35-40] Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not be afraid any longer, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give…


Saving or losing one’s life

  The Gospel speaks of losing and gaining life. A human being’s concrete existence may be threatened because of faith in Christ. Jesus, after all, says…