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, 14 January 2022 00:00

Friday, Week I, Ordinary Time

They were all astounded and glorified God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this.” (Mark 2:1-12)
People were shocked by what Jesus said and did: “We’ve never seen anything like this.” Did they complain? Did they murmur? Did they join another parish? No, the gospel tells us that they “glorified God.” Maybe we need to re-capture the shock and utter joy of the gospel message for the poor, for the outcast, for the sick and for sinners.

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