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02-17-2019Weekly ReflectionFr. Bing Colasito

“Love your enemies, and do good, and lend a helping hand, expect nothing in return...” Lk. 6:20-26 Why should we act as he describes in v. 32-34? Because it is the behavior that is befitting those who wish to be a disciple, those who want to imitate the merciful Father. Mercy leads us to a union with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

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02-10-2019Weekly ReflectionFr. Bing Colasito

Sixth Sunday Ordinary Time (Lk. 6:17, 20-26) “The Beatitudes” Lk. 6:20-26 Luke sums up Matthew’s nine Beatitudes, (Mt. 5:3-12) into four. Both, contain promises for a decisive moral decision. It invites us to purify our hearts of bad instinct and above all else to seek the love of God.

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02-03-2019Weekly ReflectionFr. Bing Colasito

“Put out into the deep.” Lk. 5:4 The last Great Jubilee year set the stage for the new millennium, a celebration of the 2000th anniversary of the birth of Jesus. A new stage of the Church’s journey begins: our hearts ring out with the words of Jesus when one day, after speaking to the crowds from Simon's boat, he invited the Apostle to "put out into the deep" for a catch: "Duc in altum" (Lk 5:4).

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01-27-2019Weekly ReflectionFr. Bing Colasito

“Today this scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing.” Lk. 4:21 Jesus reads from the passage of Is. 61:1-2, where the prophet announces the coming of the Lord who will liberate his people from all their afflictions. The passage tells us two things: God will bring salvation to his people, and the anointed one to effect this salvation. He closes the scroll - people expect Him to give a short homily or give some instructions. He says, that these two elements of the divine plan have come to pass.

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01-20-2019Weekly ReflectionFr. Bing Colasito

“Today this scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing.” Lk. 4:21 After Jesus read from the passage of Is. 61:1-2, where the prophet announces the coming of the Lord who will liberate his people from all their afflictions, He closes the scroll - people expect Him to give a short homily or give some instructions. The passage tells us two things: God will bring salvation to his people, and the anointed one to affect this salvation.

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01-13-2019Weekly ReflectionFr. Bing Colasito

The Wedding at Cana – “They have no wine” Jn. 2:3. This is the first time Jesus performed a miracle, at the wedding in Cana. We continue the theme ofthe manifestation of Jesus, the Epiphany, The Baptism of the Lord, and now the manifestation of Jesus’ divine power as the Son of God.

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01-06-2019Weekly ReflectionFr. Bing Colasito

I baptize you with water; but He who is mightier than I is coming... (Lk. 3:15) Scripture scholars all agree that the Baptism of Jesus marks the start of His ministry, that is, the start of His public life. The Baptism of the Lord signifies two things, first, the manifestation of Jesus as the Messiah of Israel and the Son of God. Second, Is His acceptance of His mission, “suffering servant.”

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