Father Fernando's Reflection

Father Fernando's Reflection

O Come Emmanuel, may we rekindle your spirit. / Oh Ven Emmanuel, que podamos reavivar tu espíritu (December 4, 2022)

Posted by Father Fernando Molina Restrepo on 12/02/22

O Come Emmanuel, May We Rekindle Your Spirit.In today’s gospel, John the Baptist admonishes the Pharisees and Sadducees (the learned men of the day). He basically tells them that saying you are a believer is not the same as living as a believer. Advent is a good time for ... Read More »

O Come Emmanuel, may we be vigilant. / Oh Ven Emmanuel, que estemos alerta. (November 27, 2022)

Posted by Father Fernando Molina Restrepo on 12/02/22

O Come Emmanuel, may we be vigilant.The people of the Old Testament waited longingly for the coming of the Lord. The prophets urged them to “make straight” the paths of their lives. By overcoming distractions and temptations and staying focused on living their faith, the people would be ready ... Read More »

Jesus offers us His kingdom. / Jesús nos ofrece su reino. (November 20, 2022)

Posted by Father Fernando Molina Restrepo on 12/02/22

Jesus Offers us His Kingdom.Today we celebrate the solemnity of Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. Through this solemnity we are reminded that the source and hope for our salvation resides in Jesus, our King and Savior, not in our little fiefdoms here on Earth. Jesus offers His kingdom ... Read More »

Do not life in fear. / No debemos vivir con miedo. (November 13, 2022)

Posted by Father Fernando Molina Restrepo on 12/02/22

Do not live in fear.We sometimes worry too much about the future. This is especially true in our modern age of near-instant communication. Hostage situation in Russia? We know it within minutes. Terrorist kidnapping in the Middle East? We get play-by-play updates. Every time we turn on the news ... Read More »

Heaven Has No Limits / El Cielo no tiene limites (November 6, 2022)

Posted by Father Fernando Molina Restrepo on 11/02/22

Heaven has no limits.The Sadducees of old were very learned men. Yet they schemed and plotted elaborately to trap Jesus on points of Jewish law. Look at today’s gospel. The Sadducees invent an intricate scenario of a woman who outlives her seven husbands. They want to know which man ... Read More »

Are We on the Right Path? / ¿Estamos en el Camino Correcto? (October 30, 2022)

Posted by Father Fernando Molina Restrepo on 11/02/22

Are We on the Right Path?We are all children of God and followers of Jesus. Yet sometimes, our actions are less than Christian. Whether at work, school, or in the community, there are times when we compromise our Christian beliefs. We may have an employer who harasses a co-worker, ... Read More »

The Lord Hears The Cry of the Poor / El Señor Escucha el Clamor de los Pobres (October 23, 2022)

Posted by Father Fernando Molina Restrepo on 11/02/22

The Lord Hears the Cry of the Poor.Throughout the Bible, rich men are often portrayed as evil ones who take advantage of the poor. Other stories commend those who have little yet share it with others. Does that mean God favors the poor over everyone else? Will those of ... Read More »

How does Goodness Triumph? / ¿Cómo Triunfa la Bondad? (October 16, 2022)

Posted by Father Fernando Molina Restrepo on 10/13/22

How does Goodness Triumph?We are immersed in an imperfect world. Evil abounds and the devil is always looking for new recruits. How do we fight that battle? What do we need to do so that goodness will triumph? Today’s gospel shows us one type of ammunition for our arsenal: ... Read More »

Give thanks to the Lord for His blessings. / Demos Gracias a Dios por sus Bendiciones. (October 9, 2022)

Posted by Father Fernando Molina Restrepo on 10/13/22

Give thanks to the Lord for His blessings.Our God is a merciful God. He shows compassion to all those who seek Him. We see this in today’s gospel. Ten lepers cried out to Jesus and all ten were healed. Jesus did not ask for credentials or promises or payment. ... Read More »

We walk by faith, not by sight. / Caminemos por fe, no por lo que vemos. (October 2, 2022)

Posted by Father Fernando Molina Restrepo on 9/29/22

Today’s theme comes from St. Paul (2 Corinthians 5:7). While this verse is not part of today’s scheduled readings, it really sums up the message of today’s Gospel. We believe in God’s plan for us even though we don’t see the big picture. We live our lives in continuous ... Read More »

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