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Every week Father William Grimm, a Maryknoll Missioner of 40 years experience in Asia-mostly Japan, Hong Kong and Cambodia, gives a perspective about the reading and Gospel of Sunday. Presented every Saturday, these homilies could be yours for you to share with your parishioners or friends and relatives. Feel free to share and reflect.
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In the early Church, there was quite a contest between the followers of John the Baptist and the followers of Jesus about who was preeminent. But the evangelists used that contest to underline the important things they wanted to emphasize about Jesus in their communities. Whatever John’s Gospel was emphasizing always came back to two things - faith in Jesus and God’s love us and our love of one another.
Arson and unrest continued in India’s violence-hit Manipur state after more than 50 days with no end in sight for the ethnic conflict between warring communities. This story and more in this week’s podcast.
Japan needs immigrants but is not able or willing to integrate them into the country. Immigrants now predominate in the Catholic Church in Japan. The Church could be a model to Japanese society of a re-creation of what it means to be Japan, but that would require more creativity and effort than the Church’s management is putting forth. Father William Grimm shares some thoughts on this.
Jesus birth is attended by various pointers to its significance and meaning for redemption and God’s fidelity to his plan to redeem the human race. One of those concerns Elijah and misrule in pointing to the meaning and significance of the coming of Jesus. But, in the mind of the Evangelists, the Elijah pointing to Jesus is John the Baptist and the people rejected him and Jesus has been rejected, neglected and overlooked.
Government sources say there are no deaths reported but a few injured after tens of thousands were evacuated from harm’s way as Cyclone Biparjoy made landfall in Gujarat. This story and more in this week’s podcast.
In Lent we examine our lives in light of the Gospel, preparing to renew our baptismal commitment at Easter. Does my examination involve only personal matters or do I look as well at the social dimension of sin and salvation? Father William Grimm shares some thoughts on this.
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