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, 10 March 2023 00:00

Friday, Week II, Lent

The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; by the Lord has this been done, and it is wonderful in our eyes? (Mt 21:33-43, 45-46)
The Parable of the Wicked Tenants is extremely important because of its location so close to the Passion Narrative in the synoptic gospels (Mark, Matthew & Luke). Today’s quote from the Psalms is a key passage for the early church in its preaching of the Cross and Resurrection of Jesus. The story of the Patriarch Joseph in the Book of Genesis is a masterpiece of salvation history and sets up the exciting story of the Exodus from Egypt. As the Responsorial Psalm reminds us: Remember the marvels the Lord has done.

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