To be wise is to be a friend of God

November 14, 2019 – Thursday of the 32nd Week in Ordinary Time A reading from the Book of Wisdom (7:22b-8:1) In Wisdom is a spiritintelligent, holy, unique,Manifold, subtle, agile,clear, unstained, certain,Not baneful, loving the good, keen,unhampered, beneficent, kindly,Firm, secure, tranquil,all-powerful, all-seeing,And pervading all spirits,though they be intelligent, pure and very subtle.For Wisdom is mobile beyondContinue reading To be wise is to be a friend of God

Defining our future by living in the present and reconciling with the past

November 10, 2019 – 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time A reading from the 2nd Book of Maccabees (7:1-2,9-14) It happened that seven brothers with their mother were arrestedand tortured with whips and scourges by the king,to force them to eat pork in violation of God’s law. One of the brothers, speaking for the others, said:“What doContinue reading Defining our future by living in the present and reconciling with the past

Making God as the priority and center of our relationships

NOVEMBER 6, 2019 – WEDNESDAY 31ST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME  A reading from the Letter of Paul to the Romans (13:8-10) Brothers and sisters:Owe nothing to anyone, except to love one another;for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.The commandments, You shall not commit adultery;you shall not kill;you shall not steal;you shall not covet,and whateverContinue reading Making God as the priority and center of our relationships

Seeking healing and freedom from past hurts and pains that control and limit us

To be bullied or to be rejected could create a deep emotional wound in us. Because of being helpless, we could not protect ourselves from people who hurt us emotionally such as bullying and rejection at school, in our neighborhood or even at home. As a result, we do not only begin to hate those people who were bullying and rejecting us, but we also hate ourselves for being who we are. We hate ourselves because of the imperfection that people find in us.Continue reading Seeking healing and freedom from past hurts and pains that control and limit us