Posteado por: Manuel A. Guerrero Henche | 16 marzo 2010

The prodigal son- The lost son

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COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS                       LENT 2010

4th Sunday

The son said,

“Father, I have sinned against God in heaven and against you. I am no longer good enough to be called your son.”

But his father said to the servants,

“Hurry and bring the best clothes and put them on him. Give him a ring for his finger and sandals for his feet. Get the best calf and prepare it, so we can eat and celebrate. This son of mine was dead, but has now come back to life. He was lost and has now been found.”

And they began to celebrate.

POVERTY

Luke 15:11-32

11Jesus also told them another story:

Once a man had two sons. 12The younger son said to his father, “Give me my share of the property.” So the father divided his property between his two sons.

13Not long after that, the younger son packed up everything he owned and left for a foreign country, where he wasted all his money in wild living. 14He had spent everything, when a bad famine spread through that whole land. Soon he had nothing to eat.

15He went to work for a man in that country, and the man sent him out to take care of his pigs. [a] 16He would have been glad to eat what the pigs were eating, [b] but no one gave him a thing. 17Finally, he came to his senses and said, “My father’s workers have plenty to eat, and here I am, starving to death! 18I will go to my father and say to him, `Father, I have sinned against God in heaven and against you. 19I am no longer good enough to be called your son. Treat me like one of your workers.’ ”

20The younger son got up and started back to his father. But when he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt sorry for him. He ran to his son and hugged and kissed him.

21The son said, “Father, I have sinned against God in heaven and against you. I am no longer good enough to be called your son.”

22But his father said to the servants, “Hurry and bring the best clothes and put them on him. Give him a ring for his finger and sandals [c] for his feet. 23Get the best calf and prepare it, so we can eat and celebrate. 24This son of mine was dead, but has now come back to life. He was lost and has now been found.” And they began to celebrate. 25The older son had been out in the field. But when he came near the house, he heard the music and dancing. 26So he called one of the servants over and asked, “What’s going on here?”

27The servant answered, “Your brother has come home safe and sound, and your father ordered us to kill the best calf.” 28The older brother got so angry that he would not even go into the house.

His father came out and begged him to go in. 29But he said to his father, “For years I have worked for you like a slave and have always obeyed you. But you have never even given me a little goat, so that I could give a dinner for my friends. 30This other son of yours wasted your money on prostitutes. And now that he has come home, you ordered the best calf to be killed for a feast.”

31His father replied, “My son, you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 32But we should be glad and celebrate! Your brother was dead, but he is now alive. He was lost and has now been found.”

  1. Luke 15:15 pigs: The Jewish religion taught that pigs were not fit to eat or even to touch. A Jewish man would have felt terribly insulted if he had to feed pigs, much less eat with them.
  2. Luke 15:16 what the pigs were eating: The Greek text has ” (bean) pods,” which came from a tree in Palestine. These were used to feed animals. Poor people sometimes ate them too.
  1. Luke 15:22 ring. . . sandals: These show that the young man’s father fully accepted him as his son. A ring was a sign of high position in the family. Sandals showed that he was a son instead of a slave, since slaves did not usually wear sandals.
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Posteado por: Manuel A. Guerrero Henche | 15 marzo 2010

Third Sunday in LENT

COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS                       LENT 2010

Gospel: Lk 13:1-9 (Third Sunday in LENT)

And he told them this parable:
“There once was a person who had a fig tree planted in his orchard,
and when he came in search of fruit on it but found none,
he said to the gardener,
‘For three years now I have come in search of fruit on this fig tree
but have found none.
So cut it down.
Why should it exhaust the soil?’
He said to him in reply,
‘Sir, leave it for this year also,
and I shall cultivate the ground around it and fertilize it;
it may bear fruit in the future.
If not you can cut it down.’”

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Posteado por: Manuel A. Guerrero Henche | 12 marzo 2010

Second Sunday in Lent

COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS                       LENT 2010

Loving Father

We often forget your gifts to us,

letting them pass unnoticed

through each day.

Show us how to look again,

to see through your eyes

and give freely in response to what

we see.

And often we forget those who

struggle –

those whose greatest need

is lost among our riches.

Help us to look again,

to see through your eyes.

You gave so freely. Help us freely give.

Gospel (Second Sunday in Lent)
Lk 9:28b-36
Jesus took Peter, John, and James and went up the mountain to pray.
While he was praying his face changed in appearance
and his clothing became dazzling white.
And behold, two men were conversing with him, Moses and Elijah,
who appeared in glory and spoke of his exodus
that he was going to accomplish in Jerusalem.
Peter and his companions had been overcome by sleep,
but becoming fully awake,
they saw his glory and the two men standing with him.
As they were about to part from him, Peter said to Jesus,
“Master, it is good that we are here; let us make three tents,
one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
But he did not know what he was saying.
While he was still speaking,
a cloud came and cast a shadow over them,
and they became frightened when they entered the cloud.
Then from the cloud came a voice that said,
“This is my chosen Son; listen to him.”
After the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone.
They fell silent and did not at that time
tell anyone what they had seen.

Amen

POVERTY

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Posteado por: carmengaston | 27 octubre 2009

HALLOWEEN

Quién no ha oído, visto, leído estos días algo sobre Halloween? Algunos hasta se disfrazarán e irán a alguna fiesta o… La “fiesta” original es celta, irlandesa, de hace muchos siglos, cuando la gente creía en espíritus y pensaba que la noche del 31 de octubre, Samhain, cuando empezaba para ellos el invierno y los días se hacían más cortos y oscuros, aparecerían los espíritus de sus antepasados. A esta fecha se la llamó luego “All Hallows Eve”, o sea, víspera de todos los santos o de todas las almas. Cuando los irlandeses tuvieron que emigrar a Estados Unidos a causa del hambre, llevaron muchas de sus tradiciones consigo, entre ellas ésta de Halloween. Y ahora Estados Unidos la exporta al resto del mundo! O nosotros la importamos como si de un carnaval más se tratase. Espero que no os den muchas calabazas!

Posteado por: carmengaston | 23 octubre 2009

San Beda el Venerable

Hoy, 22 de octubre, comenzamos una andanza dentro de otra que ya habíamos empezado hace unos cuantos meses: integrarnos en el Programa BEDA (Bilingual English Development and Assessment)auspiciado por FERE. Este programa persigue la mejora, incluso la excelencia lingüística de nuestros alumn@s en inglés.
Muchos ya sabéis de las mejoras y de los cambios que se están produciendo a este respecto en el colegio. Esperamos que continúen, pero sobre todo la mejora en todas las materias (incluido inglés) de nuestr@s alumn@s.
Pero quizá muchos no sepáis que BEDA también es el nombre de un santo británico, Saint Bede, que vivió y murió entre los siglos VII y VIII de nuestra era. Es una figura lo suficientemente importante en Historia como para que le dediquemos unos minutos de lectura y aprendamos cosas muy interesantes sobre él. Inserte dos direcciones de internet sobre él, pero ya sabéis que podéis encontrar muchas más.
Gracias por vuestra lectura. See you soon!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/bede_st.shtml
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bede

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