Evil

The God Who is There – Gospel in Preparation for the Solemnity of Christ the King

There is good biblical evidence that God not only suffered in Christ, but that God in Christ suffers with his people still…It is wonderful that we may share in Christ’s sufferings; it is more wonderful still that he shares in ours. Truly his name is “Emmanuel,” “God with us.” Did Jesus not say that in ministering to the hungry and thirsty, the stranger, the naked, the sick and the prisoner, we would be ministering to him, indicating that he had identified himself with all needy and suffering people?

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Finding Ourselves in the Story – Gospel in Preparation for the Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Finding Ourselves in the Story – Gospel in Preparation for the Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

This is the epic story in which we are invited to find ourselves, for it is our story. It is not an easy story, for many of the hardships which Jesus predicts for his disciples will be faced by us, as well. It cannot be otherwise, for evil is real and, this side of heaven, death and destruction still reign as enemies.

But, thanks to the cross, they are vanquished enemies.

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