The Power of Kindness

13 February 2011 Sixth Sunday in Ordinary TimeSirach 15:15-20; Psalm 119; 1 Cor 2:6-10; Matthew 5:20-37 Carlos is 52 years old. He is a recovering alcoholic and drug dependent. He has been in the streets of Mexico for 22 years. What has pushed him to leave home is resentment. As a child, his mother didn’tContinue reading “The Power of Kindness”

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Loving Enemies, Handling Anger

16 June 2009. Tuesday of the 11th Week in Ordinary Time2 Cor 8, 1-9; Psalm 146; Matthew 5, 43-48The command to love our enemies may pose as an impossibility. How many of us have been successful? There are, of course, success stories. But a majority have struggle with it, or to some dismiss the tenetContinue reading “Loving Enemies, Handling Anger”

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Handling Anger

6 March 2009 Friday of the 1st Week of LentEz 18, 21-28; Psalm 130; Matthew 5, 20-26 This is an interesting passage if we look at it as a thesis and antithesis structure. Let me explain. A thesis is a statement or a theory that is put forward as a premise to be maintained orContinue reading “Handling Anger”

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Perfection

17 June 2008 Tuesday of the 11th Week in Ordinary Time1 Kings 21, 17-29; Psalm 51; Matthew 5, 43-48 The verse in the Gospel today ends with “So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.” This verse is interpreted by many Christians as an admonition to be completely faultless, unblemished and sinless. AndContinue reading “Perfection”

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