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  • Writer's pictureFr. Kris

Friday of the 30 week in ordinary time ‘b’

There are many different fields of theology, but have you ever heard about Pastoral Theology? That is one of the classes that each seminarian needs to take during his formation to the priesthood. The shortest definition of pastoral theology is that it is “a Christian theology that considers religious truth in relation to spiritual needs.” One of my teachers of pastoral theology told us that even if we forget the definition of this type of theology, we should remember one question -- what would Jesus do? And Jesus out of love and care for others would do anything to provide for the spiritual and physical needs of each person. That’s what each priest is called to do, even if there are certain laws and regulations that we also need to follow. If someone needs anointing, confession, a blessing, a prayer, or any assistance, we should provide it right away. But this is not only the responsibility of a priest, but of any Christian, to help others if they are in need. Jesus spoke to the scholars of the law and Pharisees in reply, asking, “Is it lawful to cure on the sabbath or not?”

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