Lk 10:112, 1720
Today, the Gospel gives us a peek at the life of the earliest Christian disciples. From the twelve intimate disciples, Jesus expanded by choosing 72 others and sending them in pairs. The large number represents a wide circle of collaboration and scope of operation, eventually throughout the world. The sending in twos is consistent with the Jewish practice that only upon the word of two witnesses is a truth established. Disciples are sent not in their name and about themselves; but God and His Kingdom.READ MORE
Jesus is a decisive man, His decisions are radical and total, and those who wish to be disciples need to measure up to it. The Gospel presents three characters or vocation cases that bring to light the requirements for discipleship.READ MORE
For more than three years, a missionary found himself imprisoned in China. So that, for one thousand and nineteen days, he was unable to receive the Eucharist. But through the blessings of the almighty God, forty one times, he was able to celebrate Mass and receive Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. How did this happen? One day in his captivity, he received a package from his mother, a bottle marked AlkaSeltzer, and a medicine bottle marked “pabulum vitae” (food of life).
Christians are baptized: In the name of the Father, of the Son, and the Holy Spirit. And before receiving the sacrament, they respond to a threepart question when asked to confess the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit: I do. The faith of all Christians rests on the Trinity(CCC. 232).On the Sunday right after Pentecost, we celebrate the most central faith mystery of all; God’s mystery, the Holy Trinity.READ MORE