22 March 2010 Monday of the 5th Week of LentDaniel 13, 1-62; Psalm 23; John 18, 12-20 Have you ever been falsely accused? Are you a victim of another person’s lie? Today we hear of the moving story of Susanna. She is accused of having an illicit affair with a young man while married toContinue reading “Have You Ever Been Falsely Accused?”
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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?”
Why Do We Have to Go to Church on a Sunday?
9 February 2010 Tuesday of the 5th Week in Ordinary Time1 Kings 8, 22-30; Psalm 84; Mark 7, 1-13 The first reading is called, Solomon’s Prayer. He prayed it to the Lord during the dedication of the Temple of Jerusalem. The prayer has a format: First, adoration: The Lord is extolled as the one andContinue reading “Why Do We Have to Go to Church on a Sunday?”
Some Tips on Living Our Lives Well
24 January 2010. 3rd Sunday in Ordinary TimeNehemiah 8, 2-10; Psalm 19; 1 Cor 12, 12-17; Luke 1, 1-4; 4,14-21 The readings today can teach us two important elements on how to live our lives well. First, the importance of our roots: where we grew up, where we came from. We should not abandon ourContinue reading “Some Tips on Living Our Lives Well”
Day 3: Simbanggabi
18 Disyembre 2009 Misa de GalloJeremiah 23, 5-8; Psalm 71; Matthew 1, 18-25 Tatlong pangalan ang mahalagang maunawaan sa kuwento ng pagkapanganak kay Hesus. Una, ang “Anak ni Dabid”. Bilang kakabit ng kaangkanan ni Hesus, kinukuwento ng Ebanghelio kung paanong naging “Anak ni David” si Hesus sa pagtanggap ni Jose sa lahat ng legal naContinue reading “Day 3: Simbanggabi”
Advent Part II: The Face of Remorse and Reconciliation
6 December 2009 2nd Sunday of AdventBar 5,1-9; Psalm 126; Phil 1, 4-11; Luke 3, 1-6 Note: I would like to share with you four dimensions of Advent. Each dimension will correspond to the four Sundays of the liturgical season. And just as it prepares us for the Christmas season, we too are being ledContinue reading “Advent Part II: The Face of Remorse and Reconciliation”
Do You Interpret Your Dreams?
24 November 2009 Tuesday of the 34th Sunday in Ordinary TimeDaniel 2, 31-45; Dn 3, 57-61; Luke 21, 5-11The story of Daniel and his interpretation of the dream of Nebuchadnezzar simply points out that the ruling kingdoms of the world will eventually fall, giving way to an eternal kingdom being established by God alone. NebuchadnezzarContinue reading “Do You Interpret Your Dreams?”
Do You Suffer From Low Self-Esteem?
18 August 2009. Tuesday of the 20th Week in Ordinary TimeJudges 2, 11-19; Psalm 106; Matthew 19, 16-22 Generations have passed since the death of Joshua, and the Israelites continue to cleanse the Promise Land of its native inhabitants. In the succeeding years, there were intermarriages between Israel and the Canaanites who worshipped Baal. EventuallyContinue reading “Do You Suffer From Low Self-Esteem?”
Learning When to Step Down
11 August 2009. Memorial of St. ClaireDeuteronomy 31, 1-8; Deut 32; Matthew 18, 1-14Those who wrote Deuteronomy prepares us for the death of Moses. They do not peter down his significance in the history of Israel. For he is more than a hero; a significant figure in Israel’s deliverance from Egypt. He guides them inContinue reading “Learning When to Step Down”
Can You be a Bread of Life?
9 August 2009. 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time1 Kings 19, 4-8; Psalm 34; Eph 4, 30- 5,2; John 6, 41-51In the Gospel, Jesus said that He is the bread of life that came down from heaven. He who partakes of it will have eternal life. This bread is for the life of the world. WhatContinue reading “Can You be a Bread of Life?”
How to Enjoy Obedience
7 August 2009. Friday of the 18th Week in Ordinary TimeDt 4, 32-40; Psalm 77; Matthew 16, 24-28 Why is it very difficult for us to obey? I guess obedience needs so much effort from us because we are trained to obey out of fear. When we were young, obedience meant following our parents atContinue reading “How to Enjoy Obedience”
Do You Sometimes Wish to Change Your Name?
7 July 2009. Tuesday of the 14th Week in Ordinary TimeGenesis 32, 23-33; Psalm 17; Matthew 9, 32-38The first reading is about Jacob’s encounter with God. After sending his wives, children and possessions across the river, Jacob wrestles with a “man” until dawn. The “man” cannot prevail so he wounds Jacob’s hip, particularly the sciaticContinue reading “Do You Sometimes Wish to Change Your Name?”
The Healing We Need
22 February 2009 7th Sunday in Ordinary TimeIsaiah 43, 18-25; Psalm 41; 2 Cor 1, 18-22; Mark 2, 1-12 The readings today are all about healing. Our physical bodies have been damaged by disease. Our psycho-emotional state have been disturbed by a painful history. Our spiritual lives have been injured by sin. Healing is aboutContinue reading “The Healing We Need”
When God calls, Do We Actually Leave our Families?
1 October 2008 St. Therese of the Child JesusJob 9, 1-16; Psalm 88; Luke 9, 57-62 I learned the art of letting go when I was a Jesuit novice. Every semester we would transfer from one room to the other, leaving the furniture of the room there. All we have to carry are our basicContinue reading “When God calls, Do We Actually Leave our Families?”
Seek the Lord
21 September 2008 25th Sunday in Ordinary TimeIsaiah 55, 6-9; Psalm 145; Phil 1, 20-27; Matthew 20, 1-16 The Book of Isaiah is divided into three parts: that of the Prophet Isaiah (742 BC, prophetic ministry in Jerusalem); Deutero-Isaiah (Babylonian Exile, Jerusalem is now destroyed); and Trito-Isaiah (Return to Jerusalem). Isaiah covers Chapter 1-39; Deutero-IsaiahContinue reading “Seek the Lord”