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Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ (Year C) | 29th May 2016 (Engl...

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‘Judge Not’ Doesn’t Mean Don’t Make Judgments

‘Judge Not’ Doesn’t Mean Don’t Make Judgments: If I had been the Holy Spirit’s editor when he was inspiring the Bible, I would have recommended that he not include that New Testament verse where Jesus says, “Judge not, that you be not judged” (Matt. 7:1). Better still, I would have recommen...

BOASTING IN THE HOPE OF GOD'S GLORY Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity (Year C) | 22nd May 2016 (English)

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Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity (C)





BOASTING IN THE HOPE OF GOD’S GLORY

      Experience, it has often been said, is a good teacher. Personal experience

separates the rookie from the veteran; the wise from the merely intelligent and school

smart; the prophet from the charlatan; the genuine leader from the merely titled

executive. Personal experience constitutes the “abundance of the heart whereof the

mouth speaks,” and a deeply felt and personal intimacy and familiarity with someone or something is the only real passport to credibility.



      The intellectual expert delivers facts and figures. One listens to him or her with respect. The personal witness delivers truth and doles out trust. One listens to him or her with awe. The former speaks from the point of view of learned facts; the latter from the

point of view of lived experience. The former will most likely be accepted at face value,

for whatever merit there is in what he or she says; the latter will definitely go beyond

bein…

Solemnity of Pentecost (Year C) | 15th May 2016 (English)

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Solemnity of the Ascension (Year C) | 8th May 2016 (English)

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