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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.

Monday, 14 September 2020 11:09

THURSDAY, WEEK XXIV, ORDINARY TIME

For I handed on to you as of first importance what I also received . . . .
(1 Cor 15:3)

It sounds so simple this little phrase from Saint Paul, but what a powerful message that follows. In fact, “I hand on to you what I myself received . . . “ is evidence of teaching that Paul had learned and in turn passes on to the Corinthian Community. Saint Paul uses this same formula in the teaching about the Eucharist: For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you (1 Cor 11:23). How important it is to hand on the teaching we have received!

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