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, 20 November 2022 00:00

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Now one of the criminals hanging there reviled Jesus, saying, "Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us." The other, however, rebuking him, said in reply, "Have you no fear of God, for you are subject to the same condemnation? And indeed, we have been condemned justly, for the sentence we received corresponds to our crimes,
but this man has done nothing criminal." Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom." He replied to him, "Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise."
(Lk 23:35-42)
I was walking in a cemetery once, and there I saw a tombstone that had in addition to the name and dates of the deceased just two words: “With Jesus.” It is not a question where we will be, but rather with WHOM we shall be. We shall be with Him.

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