These reflections are a result of more than 40 years of ministry as a Roman Catholic priest. Most of these years I spent in the Diocese of Charlotte which covers Western North Carolina. Now I am retired, and live in Medellín, Colombia where I continue to serve as a priest in the Archdiocese of Medellín.

Friday, 30 July 2021 00:00

Friday, Week XVII, Ordinary Time

Jesus came to his native place and taught the people in their synagogue.
They were astonished and said,
“Where did this man get such wisdom and mighty deeds?
Is he not the carpenter’s son?
Is not his mother named Mary
and his brothers James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas?
Are not his sisters all with us?
Where did this man get all this?”
And they took offense at him.
And he did not work many mighty deeds there
because of their lack of faith. (Mt 13:54-58)

The ultimate putdown . . . we know his family . . . who does he think he is? Of course, Jesus has no lack of faith. Today’s picture is of the synagogue in Nazareth.

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