Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time June 28, 2020 WORD of the DAY Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever does not take up his cross and follow after me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. (Matthew 10: 37-39) How shall I live this Word? We have a cross, any cross, large or small, light or heavy, we all have a cross! We received it with an illness, the painful death of a loved one, a difficult relationship, a dangerous bond, a disastrous economic situation, an endless war … or who knows how. We all have a cross, believers or atheists, Christians or Muslims, practicing or not. We all have a cross, and perhaps we have more than one. But it is how we accept and welcome it in our life that makes us true Christians, authentic disciples of that Jesus who carried His heavy and painful cross along the Via Dolorosa to Golgotha. But...

THIRD SATURDAY OF EASTER

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD THIRD SATURDAY of EASTER TIME May 2, 2020 WORD of the DAY As a result of this, many [of] his disciples returned to their former way of life and no longer accompanied him. Jesus then said to the Twelve, “Do you also want to leave?” Simon Peter answered him, “Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and are convinced that you are the Holy One of God.” (John 6: 66-69) How shall I live this Word? “Lord to whom shall we go?”. We often ask ourselves when so many lights and voices attract us and invite us seductively. We ask it when following You puts us in crisis and asks us for a strong testimony that we don’t always know how to give. We ask it when the requests for help and solidarity bother us too much and we don’t want to listen to them. We ask it when other myths attract us more than Your Gospel. We often ask ourselves, but we always have one answer: only You have words of eternal life! And we need eternal life like bread, hope...