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Happy losers

Christian irony With horror, disgust and sadness we heard of the violence committed against four Missionaries of Charity and 12 other staff and volunteers at a hospice in Yemen because they were Christians.

The folds of our heart. Who can understand it?

“You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Search me, God, and know my heart;…

To believe is … to create

Demonstrate your faith to me without works, and I will demonstrate my faith to you from my works. (James 2:18)

Merciful eyes in the Year of Mercy

Which of us, after a childhood prank, did not approach our mother and contritely look into her eyes seeking absolution from the fault we had committed and, upon finding that absolution, throw ourselves joyfully into her maternal embrace?

Christians without seams

“When the soldiers had crucified Jesus, they took his clothes and divided them into four shares, a share for each soldier. They also took his tunic, but the tunic was seamless, woven in one piece from the top down. So they said to one another, ‘Let’s not tear it, but…

Holy fat

“Your brother has returned and your father has slaughtered the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.” (Luke 15:27) “Burnt offerings of fatlings I will offer you and sacrificial smoke of rams; I will sacrifice oxen and goats.” (Psalm 66:15)

Blood family

When my father (may he rest in peace) wanted to impress upon my younger brother and me the importance of behaving well he would say to us, “Never forget whose blood runs through your veins, whose surname you carry.”