Gracias a Rocío González por las traducciones al español

Second Sunday / II Domingo

In the opening verses of today’s Gospel, Mary almost seems to dominate the scene. The presence of Jesus is mentioned secondarily. Mary notices the problem, probably even before the groom and bride do. Indeed, mothers often notice the needs of their children before they do. But why didn’t Jesus notice? Perhaps He did. Surely, as […]

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Gifts are greatly improved by the element of surprise, don’t you think? Many times, we go to great lengths to preserve that surprise. And surprise and sudden delight are a big part of the joy of receiving a gift. The greatest Gift that God gave us, the Gift of the Messiah, was His greatest surprise […]

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It is interesting that St. Paul wrote the words of today’s second reading from his jail cell! He tells us the secret to his joy regardless of the circumstances. He gives us a plan that, if we work it, will give us a deeper inner peace. “Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it […]

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When I was a child, I saw the moon at night, and it looked to me like it was just beyond the mountains. If someone had told me that it was fifty miles from where I was standing, and that I could fly to it in an airplane, I would have believed them. At that […]

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