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Jesus’ Teaching on the Origin, Content and Invitation of Revelation

Jesus is truly the fullness and perfect manifestation of God. In His Son, the Father accomplishes all that He has ever desired to reveal about Himself to man. Whereas God, effected wondrous and imposing acts of revelation so that the Israelites would believe in Moses, Christ Jesus effected wondrous and imposing acts of revelation so that all might believe in the one who sent Him.

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Jesus’ Emmaus Encounter a Type of Catholic Mass

The Divine truths that these Gospels readings are opening our minds up to is that when we recognize the presence of the Christ Jesus, whether in person, as the Holy Eucharist, through sacred Scripture, or in each other, grace allows us to be moved from being closed to being open to what He has come to do in our life. The love of God turns us around – turns our whole self – mind, body, and soul, completely around.

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Jesus’ Teaching on the Condition of Sin

The disciples represent a type of people and their agenda, that when they encounter suffering all they want to talk about is ‘who sinned’, ‘who lost’, and ‘who’s at fault’. Inasmuch as this was fair question, being that at that time there was a belief that sickness and disability was always the fruit of sin of the individual or their parents (Cf. Job’s Friends), Jesus’ agenda is always about truth; He’ll use this moment to broaden categories of sin and to offer healing and enlightenment.

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Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord

The Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, is our perfect example in sacred Scripture of someone who was ‘In Place’ in the Circle of Grace; meaning that she was where we was supposed to be and doing the things that she was supposed to be doing. And because she was ‘In Place’, she was in the best spiritual position to easily discern the next calling that God had for her life.

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