Greetings From Sister Marlita/ Saludos de Sister Marlita

Do you remember as a child, being told that God can see all and that everything has consequences? I do. This forced us to be attentive to our actions and to our relationship with others. And that was not bad. The parable in today’s gospel is one that reminded me about that early learned lesson. A poor man, Lazarus, asked for food at the door of a rich man but was not given any notice at all. In fact, he was ignored outright and probably also ridiculed. But when Lazarus died, he went straight to heaven but the rich man to a place of torment. From the netherworld he pleaded for Lazarus to cool him off, but Abraham was not sympathetic saying that he had his chance in this life to do good but di

Greetings From Sister Marlita/ Saludos de Sister Marlita

In today’s gospel, Jesus tells the story of the dishonest steward who seeks to use all the resources within his reach to secure his future here on earth. The reality is that sooner or later this earthly life comes to an end, and we do not know how much time we have. We must, therefore, be more concerned than anything else with being rich in heaven. Jesus contrasts the wealth of this world with the true wealth of heaven that only God can give. He expects believers to be responsible with their use of money and the other goods He has given us on earth. We may think that we own our possessions; but everything we have is on loan from God. We are STEWARDS of what He has placed in our care. When we

Greetings From Sister Marlita/ Saludos de Sister Marlita

We all have probably heard the quote from Pope Francis when asked by a reporter about what he thought of actions of the gay/ lesbian culture. He answered: “Who am I to judge?” The truth is that there have always been people who feel pure and good that they can judge everyone without fear. They put up barriers that divide society between good and evil, and place themselves at the gate deciding who can pass. There were also people like this in the time of Jesus, and he got their attention because he ate with sinners, and so became impure. Then those who were “pure” could not deal with him, much less accept his message. But Jesus is not affected by this; he knows he is the Son of God of Mercy.

Greetings From Sister Marlita/ Saludos de Sister Marlita

As children, most of us were taught the difference between good and bad, what could and could not be done; and some of us have remained there, always waiting for someone to tell us what we must do. But being a Christian is not to have found a refuge where we can shelter ourselves from the pains and troubles of family life and work. Instead, being a Christian is a call to grow as a person, to mature, to be responsible, make our own decisions, and take risks…to live in freedom. God’s plan is for us to be free. Jesus invites us to rid ourselves of all the ties that might enslave us. A tie can be a fear, not feeling worthy or valuable enough to defend our dignity. A tie can also be a dependency

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