Friday, October 16, 2015

"Drinking the Cup": The Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

This has been a crazy week. I was in Dallas early in the week providing two workshops on the history and values of the RCIA (from the perspective of discipleship) and, after returning to Los Angeles late Wednesday evening, I led a mini-retreat celebrating Mercy on Thursday evening. I'm grateful that all three events went well and were each was a time of blessing.

However, the Church's calendar keeps marching on and, so, I'm happy to share my reflections on this Sunday's Gospel.

14th century Crucifixion from
the Abbey of Chiaravalle della Colomba in Alseno, Italy

The Church's calendar continues to move forward, however, and I'm happy to share my reflections on this Sunday's Gospel.

Jesus lived his life for others, offering everyone he encountered an opportunity for a new kind of relationship with God and with those around him. Everything in the life of Jesus—his friendships, his teachings, and his miracles—were signs of God’s unlimited mercy and compassion. And all of these came together in the moment when he held nothing back, offering himself to God on the Cross. As “a ransom for many,” Jesus won freedom for everyone who was enslaved by sin and death.

To read the full reflection, click here.

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