Fr. Jboy Gonzales SJ, Sinulog 2013, Cebu, City 3rdSunday in Ordinary Time Nehemiah 8:2-6,8-10; Psalm 18:8-10, 15; 1 Cor 12:12-14,27; Luke 1:1-4, 4:14-21 Filipinos seem to be fixated with the Christmas Season. The Sinulog, Dinagyang, and the Ati-Atihan Festivals are celebrations of the Child Jesus. These festivals do not just commemorate the beginnings of ChristianityContinue reading “How Can We Grow in Faith and Friendship”
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Pagnilayan ang Kasalanang Nakakaapekto sa Kalidad ng Pagmamahal
May isang kwento tungkol kay San Jeronimo at ang batang Hesus: “Minsan, nagpakita umano ang batang Hesus kay San Jeronimo at sinabi sa kanya: “Jerome, ano ba ang handog mo sa akin?” At ang sagot ni Jerome, “Panginoon, ibinigay ko na ang lahat, maging ang buhay ko.” At ang batang Hesus ay tumugon, “May isaContinue reading “Pagnilayan ang Kasalanang Nakakaapekto sa Kalidad ng Pagmamahal”
Subukang Tandaan ang mga Panahon ng Pagmamahal
Sa huling buwan bago ang pasukan, habang may panahon din para magnilay, meron akong proposal. Subukan nating tandaan ang mga panahon na nakaramdam tayo ng matindi o labis na pagmamahal. Ito ay maaaring galing sa ating tatay, anak, ate, kuya, girlfriend or boyfriend. Bakit ito ang aking proposal? Kadalasang nauubos ang ating enerhiya sa iba’tContinue reading “Subukang Tandaan ang mga Panahon ng Pagmamahal”
Nahahati Ba ang Pag-ibig?
May nagtanong sa akin: sinasabi kong ang first priority ko ang aking pamilya, ngunit bakit dumadating ang panahong kailangan kong piliin ang aking trabaho para sa kanila? O isang estudyante naman ang nagbahaging mahal niya ang kanyang girlfriend, ngunit, may mga oras hindi maaaring bitawan niya ang kanyang pag-aaral kung nagyayaya siyang lumabas. Nahahati baContinue reading “Nahahati Ba ang Pag-ibig?”
How to Love An Enemy
20 February 2011 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time Lev 19:1-2, 17-18; 1 Cor 3:16-23; Matthew 5: 38-48 On 15 December 2010, Sr. Angelita receives the news of the murder of her mother and sister in their house. Her sister worked in a labor union in Mexico. But she doesn’t know who actually killed them. SheContinue reading “How to Love An Enemy”
Have you ever wished someone would love you forever?
4 August 2010 Wednesday of the 18th Week in Ordinary TimeJeremiah 31, 1-7; Resp Psalm: Jeremiah 31, 10-13; Matthew 15, 21-28 Have you ever been constantly loved; a love that grew and developed from years ago, and continues until today and forever? If you have, or wished to have someone like that, then the readingsContinue reading “Have you ever wished someone would love you forever?”
Handa Ka Bang Ibigay ang Lahat Para sa Mahal Mo?
14 Mayo 2010. Biyernes ng ika-6 na Linggo ng Pasko ng PagkabuhayActs 1, 15-26; Psalm 113; John 15, 9-17 Walang pagmamahal na hihigit pa sa pag-aalay ng sariling buhay alang-alang sa kanyang mga kaibigan, wika ni Hesus. Ibig sabihin, itinataas natin kaysa ating sarili ang mga taong tinatangi ng ating puso. Dahil dito, handa natingContinue reading “Handa Ka Bang Ibigay ang Lahat Para sa Mahal Mo?”
Have You Ever Fought for the One You Loved?
12 March 2010 Friday of the 3rd Week of LentHosea 14, 2-9; Psalm 81; Mark 12, 28-34 Have you ever fought for someone you loved? If you have, then Hosea is inspiring. Hosea was a contemporary of Amos and Isaiah. Amos and he preached in North Israel, while Isaiah preached in the South. While AmosContinue reading “Have You Ever Fought for the One You Loved?”
How to Start a New Life with Joy and with Love
14 February 2010: The 6th Sunday in Ordinary TimeJeremiah 17, 5-8; Psalm 1; 1 Cor 15, 12-20; Luke 6, 17, 20-26 Let me first wish all of you a happy day of love and joy on Valentines Day and the Chinese New Year! Kung Hei Fat Choi! Let us make some statements. First, the beatitudesContinue reading “How to Start a New Life with Joy and with Love”
19 June 2009 Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of JesusHos 11, 1-9; Isaiah 12; Eph 3, 8-19; John 19, 31-37I texted a friend of mine for help. I asked him how to handle certain cases with addictions. Among other things, he told me what they need is tough love. What is tough love? ThereContinue reading “Tough Love”
Of Love and Lepers
15 February 2009 6th Sunday in Ordinary TimeLev 13, 1-2, 44-46; Psalm 32; 1 Cor 10, 31-11:1; Mark 1, 40-45Let me put two things today: the Gospel readings and Valentines Day. So we talk about love. The Gospel talks about Jesus’ healing of a leper. During his time, a leper is ostracized by the community.Continue reading “Of Love and Lepers”
Loving Passionately and Intensely
26 October 2008 30th Sunday in Ordinary TimeExodus 22, 20-26; Psalm 17; Thess 1, 5-10; Matthew 22, 34-40 The Gospel today is about the Pharisee who asked which commandment in the law is the greatest. And Jesus answered that there are two: Love God, and from this commandment flows one’s love for neighbors. The responsorialContinue reading “Loving Passionately and Intensely”
Perversion and Love
17 September 2008 Wednesday of the 24th Week in Ordinary Time1 Cor 12, 31 – 13, 13 and Luke 7, 31-35Jesus called his generation as people who ruined or frustrated God’s purpose for them. God had a great plan for all, but due to perversity, the people ruined what good was meant for them. JohnContinue reading “Perversion and Love”
20 August 2008 Wednesday of the 20th Week in Ordinary TimeMatthew 20, 1-16 Love Without Rewards The Gospel is in contrast with our notion of justice. Salaries are paid to according to the labor rendered, and the time we spent at work. In the parable, the vineyard owner hires laborers— idle men chosen from theContinue reading “Without Rewards”
17 June 2008 Tuesday of the 11th Week in Ordinary Time1 Kings 21, 17-29; Psalm 51; Matthew 5, 43-48 The verse in the Gospel today ends with “So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.” This verse is interpreted by many Christians as an admonition to be completely faultless, unblemished and sinless. AndContinue reading “Perfection”