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, 08 February 2021 00:00


God saw how good it was.
(Gen 1:1-19)

Whatever villages or towns or countryside he entered,
they laid the sick in the marketplaces
and begged him that they might touch only the tassel on his cloak;
and as many as touched it were healed.
(Mk 6:53-56)

In the time remaining before Lent, we will hear the beginning chapters of Genesis and today starts the great story of creation. As some theologians point out, the original blessing is at the beginning long before any thing that con be construed as original sin. As the Scripture tells us: “God saw how good it was.” This world and everything in it was created good. The story of people touching Jesus’ cloak to be healed is made famous by the great Sam Cooke in his gospel song.

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