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I did not at all shrink…

A Protestant Minister once told me that he wished he was a Catholic Priest. How come? You guys he said have all the confidence to preach the Gospel because your lives are secured while mine is not and as a result, I say only the good things people in the pew want to hear. St. Paul in today’s reading openly shared a very personal experience that he did not shrink from proclaiming the entire plan of God (Acts 20: 27) even if it cost him his life. The scripture was written for the ordinary folks but it seemed it was stolen by the biblical scholars who gave the impression that unless you devote the dearth of time in the library, it won’t have any impact in you. Well, that may be true but it’s not always the case. Any theological endeavor should always start with prayer and end in praise. I understand not all but only a few are engaged in the formal proclamation of the word but the best thing we can do is to be receptive to the message, let it sink into the inner recesses of our hearts, be transformed and bear witness. Amen. 
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A Filipino Catholic Priest, born and raised in Virac, Catanduanes, Philippines, ordained for the Diocese of Tucson, AZ, eleven years in ministry and counting, currently assigned as Pastor of St. Christopher Catholic Parish, Marana, AZ.

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