“Stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come…. at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.”  The Gospel reading that ushers in the new liturgical year comes with a seemingly negative tone.  What a way to begin!  The gospel passage belongs to the last […]

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This text that we have read narrates details while Jesus was hanging on the cross.  At this point, he had just lost everything he had, for even his garments have been divided by those who crucified him.  As if being crucified was not painful enough, Jesus finds himself sneered at by the rulers, jeered at […]

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