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Repentance and Salvation

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time [A]
October 1, 2023
Matthew 21:28-32

From the Βiblical context, we can easily understand the meaning of the parable of two sons. The son who initially refused to obey his father but eventually changed his heart symbolizes the Jewish society’s public sinners, like the tax collectors and prostitutes. They were indeed sinners, but finally, they repented when they heard the preaching of John and Jesus. The son who initially said yes to his father but, in reality, did not go to the vineyard is representing the elders and leaders of Israel. They heard the preaching of both John and Jesus, but they refused to listen and even persecuted them.
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Life is Christ

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time [A]
September 24, 2023
Matthew 20:1-16a
Phil 1:20c-24, 27a

Today, St. Paul wrote a disturbing line, “I long to depart this life and be with Christ, for that is far better [Phil 1:23].” Did the great saint want to end his life?
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Myths about Forgiveness

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time [A] September 17, 2023 Matthew 18:21-35 There are three myths about forgiveness that we often hear. Here, we try to debunk these myths and go deeper into the meanings of genuine forgiveness.  To forgive is … Continue reading

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Fraternal Correction: The greatest work of Charity

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time [A] September 10, 2023 Matthew To correct our brothers and sisters who are not living according to the Laws of God is an act of mercy and love. In Catholic tradition, fraternal correction is essential … Continue reading

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Our Perfect Sacrifice

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time September 3, 2023 Roman 12:1-2 Matthew 16:21-27 Any true worship in the Bible comes in the form of offering sacrifice. What is a sacrifice? Sacrifice takes place when we offer something precious to God, and in … Continue reading

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