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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.

Thursday, 01 September 2022 00:00

Thursday, Week XXII, Ordinary Time

Brothers and sisters: For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in the eyes of God. So let no one boast about human beings, for everything belongs to you, Paul or Apollos or Cephas, or the world or life or death, or the present or the future: all belong to you, and you to Christ, and Christ to God. (1 Cor 3:18-23)
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Paul’s words about ministry remind us that ministry is directed in service to the community, the community to Christ, and Christ to God. Or, as Pope Francis says, “shepherds should smell of the sheep.”

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