Resources

Baptism of the Lord 2020

Let It Be So

Jesus gets in line with the sinners on the banks of the Jordan, revealing in a definitive way that God is unequivocally “God with us,” that is, the Love that says to me: I am on your side. I am for you, in your favor. I am with you just as you are right now… Read more »

Epiphany of the Lord 2020

Open-Ended Anticipation

True intelligence is not closed in the asphyxiating circle of reality, but instead leaves a window open to the impossible. A person’s happiness does not lie in answers, in contentment–even about the things of God. Instead, it lies in search, in restlessness, in dissatisfaction, because if we think we have found God, if we think… Read more »

Feast of the Holy Family 2019

THE WORK OF THE FLESH

Joseph is commanded stop dreaming and wake up: “Get up!” His dream corresponds to the dream of God, which is to awaken human beings from their somnolent state. It is necessary to live life, not just dream about it. Joseph wakes up and responds to the divine summons not with words but with his flesh: with deeds and in truth

Read more »

Fourth Sunday of Advent 2019

The Vow of “Vastity”

In this passage, Joseph is defined as an “upright man.” He was reluctant to take Mary and the child into his home not because he believed his wife to be an adulteress, but because he considered himself upright. The Gospel overturns this mentality, typical of religious people of all times, namely: to consider God’s gift… Read more »

Third Sunday of Advent 2019

God of the Living, Not the Dead

John the Baptist, the greatest of the prophets, has doubts and asks: “Are you the one who is to come?” John, a man of the Old Testament, was formed in that school in which God is not only the God of the living, but also of the dead, in the sense that he can also… Read more »

Second Sunday of Advent 2019

Life and Fruitfulness

John the Baptist, the point of transition from the Old to the New Testaments, from religion to faith, invites us to welcome that love which has now become a Presence alongside us, because love–a gift–can only be received. It is not something to be understood, studied or learned. It is a presence to be welcomed… Read more »

First Sunday of Advent 2019

Love: A Raft of Salvation

They did not know…. Life is a practice of attention. The drama is to live unconsciously–passively, routinely–in such a way that inattentiveness becomes the principal feature of one’s existence. In the end, the “flood”–biological death–will touch everyone and will submerge those who always lived as though dead because while death cannot touch the living, it… Read more »

Communion

Pope Francis

  By virtue of our being created in the image and likeness of God who is communion and communication-of-Self, we carry forever in our hearts the longing for living in communion, for belonging to a community. “Nothing, in fact, is as specific to our nature as entering into a relationship one with another, having need… Read more »