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Pastor's Corner

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 22, 2017

Despite the presence of oppressive empires through-out the history of Israel, there was a period of peace three hundred years before Christ with the Persian invasion and the ruling of Cyrus. Hence, today’s first reading calls for the blessing of the God of Israel over the Persian king who allowed the reconstruction of the Temple. Once the king was dead, however, the empire changed and oppression returned, first the Greeks and later, the Romans-the context of today’s Gospel, Jesus refuses to fall into the trap that others had placed before him. He says that while those who live on earth must render honor to public officials, honor to God is due by all on a higher realm. We are called to look beyond our culture toward the horizon of eternity, illuminated by our faith and filled with hope.

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Rev. Juan J. Sosa

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