Friday, February 16, 2007


Today's first reading could almost be taken from today's newspaper, couldn't it? The quest for greatness, at the cost of human solidarity? I immediately thought of the race to clone human beings or to achieve some cure from embryonic stem cells, and other similar pursuits at accomplishing whatever comes to mind, regardless of the human cost.
Then there's Jesus, telling us bluntly that "the one who seeks to save his life" or to "make his mark" through some outstanding but ethically dubious achievement, "will lose it," and "whoever loses his life for my sake and for the Gospel will save it."
May we hear the Gospel in such a way as to inspire us to freely follow Jesus, wherever...
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