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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.

Sunday, 10 October 2021 00:00

XXVIII ORDINARY SUNDAY

As Jesus was setting out on a journey, a man ran up, knelt down before him, and asked him,
"Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?" 
Jesus answered him, “You know the commandments”
He replied and said to him, "Teacher, all of these I have observed from my youth."
Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said to him, "You are lacking in one thing. 
Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me."
At that statement his face fell, and he went away sad, for he had many possessions. (Mk 10:17-30)

The secret of the saints is that they heard the gospel as being addressed to them. And then they acted on it. The question for us, is what do we hear? Is the Lord speaking to us? And if so, then what will we do about it so that we can follow him?

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