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From 2020-03-18 to 2020-04-08

World Water Day

El agua es un don sagrado que vincula toda la vida.·El acceso al agua limpiaes un derecho humano básico.·El valor del aguafrescade la tierra para el bien común tiene prioridad sobre cualquier posible valor comercial.·El agua frescaes un legado común, un bien público y una responsabilidad colectiva.

NOS OPONEMOSa acciones y políticas que:·Pongan en riesgo el abastecimiento mundialdelagua fresca.Priven a los humanos y a otras especies el acceso al agua adecuada y segura, esencial para la vida.·Favorezcan la privatización del agua como una mercancíaque se compra y se cuando en realidad es un patrimonio común.

From 2020-03-15 to 2020-03-28

Third Sunday of Lent

After the people of schechem encountered Jesus, and he lived among them for two days, these “despised foreigners” said: “no longer does our faith depend on your story.  We have heard for ourselves, and we know that this really is “the savior of the world” -- the final and crowning title for Jesus. Isn’t it true that we got our faith like the people in the village?  We believed through the word of someone else about God/Jesus: our parents, family, teachers, -- then, we later came to believe in Jesus.

Isn’t it consoling that Jesus uses imperfect people like them and the woman and you and me as his apostles to continue his evangelization?  The work of RCIA is not to be construed as the work of perfect people.  It is through you and me -- especially you who have more contact with folks of other or no faith -- to draw people to our faith. 

In the first reading, we heard that God used a stone to provide water.  In the Gospel story, Jesus, from the stone of her heart, struck living water through his compassion and gentle teaching / presence.

The only thing that can keep us away is the hardness of our hearts.  God has found us. Do we soften our hearts to receive him?  To listen to him?  To ask his forgiveness?  To grow in love with him?  To carry his love to others who are not aware of him?

 

From 2020-03-07 to 2020-03-23

Second Lent Sunday

Second Sunday of Lent
"Behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elias talking together with Him" (Gospel).

Last Sunday we beheld Jesus as Man, suffering and conquering the three temptations. Today a faint glimpse of Jesus as God is a further Lenten incentive against discouragement or failure.

We behold Moses, the lawgiver, pointing to the code of the Ten Commandments; Elias, the prophet, pointing to the creed of Divine Truth. "This is the will of God. . .walking" in the way of His Commandments (Epistle, applying your mind to Divine Truth, so that "you (may) learn how to possess (your) vessel in holiness."

"Your sanctification (Epistle) is an interior obligation in your own private life; also exterior (Prayer), to the extent of helping your neighbor, for "the Lord is the avenger" of deception in everyday business (Epistle).