Second Sunday of Lent 2019

  Gn. 15:5-12, 17-18; Ps. 27; Phil. 3:17–4:1; Lk. 9:28-36 Abide with Him We have always read this page of the Gospel as a visible anticipation of the glory of the resurrection. This time, I would like to underscore a particular point that often escapes us, yet it is one of the pillars on which… Read more »

Fifth Sunday of Lent 2018

The Grammar of Lent Death  Starting with Life…    Death is the moment of supreme detachment; the moment in which we are called to hand back our life to the One from whom we received it. But death is not restricted to our final moment here on earth; it accompanies us throughout our life. We… Read more »

Fourth Sunday of Lent 2018

The Grammar of Lent Liberation  Starting with Life…    Every day we face new situations. Every day we have choices to make. Some situations seem to be heavier than others to bear; sometimes we find it hard to decide in what direction to move. We could find ourselves faced with obstacles we didn’t create and… Read more »

Third Sunday of Lent 2018

The Grammar of Lent Word  Starting with Life…    There is a very close relationship between the way we communicate and the way we love: some people choose silence over words, others use a violent tone of voice, while still others select their words with care. If we pay attention to how we communicate in… Read more »

Second Sunday of Lent 2018

The Grammar of Lent Son  Starting with Life…    The word son makes us think of relationships. We are always the children of someone. We are never completely detached from the world. To be a son or daughter is a vocation: we are always called to share our life with someone else. We are sons… Read more »

First Sunday of Lent 2018

The Grammar of Lent Possibilities  Starting with Life…    The word possibility rouses both hopes and fears in us. If something is possible, it means that the situation facing us has not reached a definitive conclusion. But it is also true that if something is possible, then we must make the commitment to concretizing those… Read more »

Fifth Sunday of Lent 2017

Ezekiel 37:12-14; Psalm 130; Romans 8:8-11; John 11:1-45 “A Heart that Sees”   Who among us hasn’t experienced at least once the dismay of the Apostles during the storm at sea, when the Lord was asleep and it seemed as if their boat would sink? Who would not have cried out as they did in… Read more »

Fourth Sunday of Lent 2017

1 Samuel 16:1, 4, 6-7, 10-13; Psalm 23; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1-41 “A Heart that Sees”   The Lord looks at the heart, while human beings look at appearances–at least those of us who have not yet moved from darkness to light in Christ. Those who remain in the dark not only fail to see… Read more »