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2019-01-06

The Epiphany

It's because they are not Jews that the wise men ask where is the 'King of the Jews' any Jew would say where is the 'king of Israel'. But they say 'King of the Jews' a phrase we will not hear again until the crucifixion when Pilate, another non-Jew, puts a notice on the cross saying 'the king of the Jews'. So, by saying 'King of the Jews' the Wise Men point, even as they gaze at the baby, at the cross. The wood of the manger is the wood of the cross. In this world, as Jesus makes clear you cannot have love without suffering, but the suffering itself is an act of love, a proof of love.

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2018-03-04

3rd Sunday of Lent

The 10 commandments, fully revealed and perfected in Christ are like a description of what we have become. We know God, we are spiritual and physical, we are truthful, honest, we cherish life and creation, we acknowledge the mystery and gift of human sexuality, we reveal in all our thoughts and actions that love which Christ has revealed for us. In the light of Christ the 10 commandments call us on every level of our existence to examine our consciences. In all I say and do and think is Jesus there? Am I in love? An examination of conscience is difficult for many reasons...

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