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In Good Company

God can make good things happen even from evil. Our First Reading relates how Joseph’s brothers plotted against him. The Responsorial Psalm describes how God used the events in Joseph’s life for the people of Israel. And, in the Gospel, Jesus relates a parable which...

What We Need

When I was young, my loving grandmother took care of me while both my parents were on vacation one year. One day, as the Bakery truck drove through our neighborhood, selling bread and other baked treats from the truck, I asked my grandmother, “Will you give me money...

Empty but Full

Just like last Wednesday, the readings today again focus on the theme of fasting.  There are different ways of understanding this spiritual practice. I would like to share with you two ways that have been helpful in my spiritual journey, especially during this blessed...

Walking By Faith

My dear sisters and brothers, the emphasis in this great story is not on the healing but on the relationship of Jesus to Gentiles.  Jesus came to break down the barriers that divide people.  He came to save people, not to exclude them.  The story of today’s Gospel...

Change

Any proposal that generates a critical conscience in the face of traditional systems is seen and understood as a threat to those who seek power in any time and geographical environment. The powerful, for fear of losing power, seek a way to eliminate, and sometimes...
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