Ars Praedicandi: 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Ed Foley

Like a nurturing parent, today’s readings invite us to encounter a Jesus who spiritually loans us his divinely mature soul, his faith, his self-lessness, and his vision of God’s reign, so that we can change our much less plastic hearts and change our patterns of living, spiritually evolving from instantiated even lethargic observers of faith into committed disciples forged in the image of Christ missioned to be agents of change.

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Ars Praedicandi: Pentecost, Ed Foley

In baptism, when distinctively gifted with the Jesus spirit, we were commissioned in tongues, not to speak to Parthian, Mede, and Elamite but to speak to the stranger and the lost, the broken and the bereft, the marginalized and dismissed, and so become graced travelers across the multiverse we call humanity, healing the rifts resulting from alternate languages of exclusion, diminishment, hatred, and greed.

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