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.

Saturday, 30 May 2020 12:50


Beloved: Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a descendant of David: such is my Gospel, for which I am suffering, even to the point of chains, like a criminal. But the word of God is not chained. (2 Tim 2:8-9)

Children of immigrants separated from their parents and placed in cages has touched the Heart of Christ. But it continues to happen with a vengeance. When will we make the connection between the unfettered Word of God and the cages we put one another in? As Jesus said, there’s not two separate commandments, love God, love neighbor, because the second is the same as the first. Or as the Letter of John puts it:

Whoever does not love a brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen. (1 Jn 4:20)

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