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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.

Friday, 14 May 2021 00:00

FRIDAY, WEEK VI, EASTER—Saint Matthias, Apostle, May 14

Jesus said to his disciples:
It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you
and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain.
(Jn 15:9-17)

My friend, Father Jerry Neufelder, who was my first spiritual director in seminary, mentioned a book about spirituality, called The Choice Is Always Ours. And that is true, the choice is always ours . . . we can always choose to say yes or no to God’s call. But as Jesus points out, he’s the one who chooses first!

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