33th Sunday Gospel of Ordinary Time C

By Fr. Thiago, sx – In listening to Jesus´ words in this Sunday´s Gospel – “there will be powerful earthquakes, famines, and plagues from place to place, and awesome sights and mighty signs will come from the sky” – we don´t have anything else to say but: “O God come …

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“God is not the God of the death but of the living”

By Fr. Thiago, sx – During this liturgical year, the evangelist Luke took us by the hand and helped us to follow Jesus in his journey toward Jerusalem. In today´s Gospel, the Lord Jesus had already reached his final destination, and there, in Jerusalem, he met a group of religious …

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Zacchaeus’ experience; opening our hearts to the Lord

By Fr. Thiago, sx Today’s Gospel tells us that the Lord Jesus went into a city called Jericho. In this city there was a man named Zacchaeus, whose meaning is: God remembers. The evangelist Luke gives us various information about this person. Zacchaeus was a chief tax collector and a …

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Pray always without becoming weary

By Fr. Thiago, sx – Once, a catechist questioned her children about prayer: “Do you pray every evening?” she asked to a child named Jimmy. He answered: “Yes, of course!” The catechist then questioned him again: “Also in the morning?” Jimmy replied: “No!” Intrigued the catechist asked: “Why only in …

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28th Sunday in the Ordinary Time C

By Fr. Thiago, sx – On his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled through Samaria and Galilee, and “as he was entering a village, ten lepers met him.” We all know the condition of people with leprosy at Jesus´ time. They were considered people punished by God, and precisely because of this, …

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““If you have faith as small as a mustard seed…”

By Fr. Thiago, sx – In listening to Jesus´ teaching, the disciples realize how wonderful it is, but at the same time, how challenging it is. Therefore, at the end, they don’t have anything else to ask the Lord, but: “Increase our faith.” Through the image of a mustard seed, …

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Lazarus and the rich man

In the parable of the rich man and the poor Lazarus, another parable from chapter 16 of Luke’s Gospel, we have once more an enlightening description of our society nowadays. “There was a rich man who dressed in purple garments and fine linen… and lying at his door was a …

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Parable of the unfaithful servant

By Fr. Thiago, sx – The parable of the unfaithful servant, in chapter 16 of Luke´s Gospel, and also the first reading from the prophet Amos, show us some realities which are very much present in our time as well – unfortunately! Not rarely do we come across news about …

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