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Impeding God’s grace

Jesus was travelling through the region known as the “Decapolis,” between the coast of Tyre and Sidon, and Galilee, therefore in the peripheries and even in areas outside the Holy Land. Yet, people had heard of the Lord and they wanted His touch. They were ready to convert to Christ: they had open minds, contrite […]

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Humility before God 

Our Lord describes Pharisee-ism as an attitude that removes us from God’s Law, which is our true moral DNA. It happens when our conscience becomes scrupulous in superficial things, but softened towards God. Then the surface becomes crucial for us, but authentic prayer and real faithfulness to the Commandments are seen as “rigid” and unwelcome. […]

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As for me and my House, we will serve the Lord (Joshua 24:15)

Many of the followers of the Lord, many of those who today would be called Catholics, after hearing His doctrine said openly, ‘This is intolerable language. How could anyone accept it?’” (J 6:60) After their statement, they impenitently waited from Christ to give a satisfactory answer. They put themselves in position to understand better what […]

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Walk with the Lord in the valley of darkness 

Let us keep in our mind that the Lord is sovereign, that we are safe and we are ready to walk ALWAYS with the Lord even (especially) in the valley of darkness (Psalm 23:4) – always being nourished by the Holy Communion with humbleness, love of God and great faith. Otherwise we are full of […]

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Smoke and sheep

The Lord is my shepherd, there is nothing I shall want; I lack nothing”. We know this Psalm very well. Probably not so well that we can imagine the importance of a shepherd, because it does not seem to me that many of us have the direct experience of agriculture or breeding. But anyway, it […]

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Word and Community

We experience Ordinary time in the Church liturgy, that’s why the Liturgy of Word speaks about ordinary, but also basic reality of Christian life. In the first reading our attention is focused on the prophet Amos. It’s true that Amos was a simple shepherd. He didn’t feel like a special person making a special mission. […]

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“Little girl, I tell you to get up”

God’s love for you and me is beyond human prudence and foresight; beyond our grasp. Even our imagination is limited. If we knew how much He loves us, we would be amazed; we would cry for joy; we would be shocked. Jesus encourages us and assists us in a similar way as he did towards […]

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A voice crying in the desert

In the eyes of many, the Church is now bankrupt! It has become a desert… What can we say? Yes, there is a growing split between the Church and secular society, coming even to the point of divorce. Old pagan values are taking over, as though they were something new… A society based on economy, […]

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God builds His Kingdom from our littleness

Every moment, everything can help us to find God or distract us by focusing on unimportant details. Because of that we need to find a proper balance in our life, we need to breathe God’s presence, we need to be in a close relationship with Him. This is achievable through prayer. Importantly, in Baptism, the […]

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