Category Archives: Luminous Mysteries

Re-presenting the sacrifice of Christ

It is said that at Mass the priest does not re-sacrifice Christ but only re-presents (i.e. makes present again) the sacrifice of Christ. The priest initiates the Eucharistic prayer by saying, “Pray, brethren, that my sacrifice and yours may be … Continue reading

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Another take on the Parable of the Sower

What if the different soils in the Parable of the Sower, in addition to representing different types of people, could also represent one person at various stages in his spiritual life? Looking at it from this angle could be helpful … Continue reading

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Do we take the parable of the Last Judgment too literally?

No intention to discourage the practice of the corporal and spiritual works of mercy, but if we are to understand the parable of the Last Judgment, we need to see it more as a parable than as a literal scenario. … Continue reading

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Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life — and Satan knows it!

The Way is the choice of freedom over slavery. The Truth is about seeing reality through the eyes of faith rather than accepting enticing lies. The Life is attained by hoping and trusting in God’s grace — the uncreated gift … Continue reading

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