October 1, 2022 – Saturday of the 26th Week in Ordinary Time Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/100122.cfm) The attitude of children, that is, of being trusting, dependent and open to surprises makes them more welcoming. Such attitude of the heart is empty of any judgment and biases, of any pretensions and entitlement. These areContinue reading God’s favors the Childlike
September 30, 2022 – Friday of the 26th Week in Ordinary Time Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/093022.cfm) The words of Jesus seemed to be filled with dismay and pain over the three cities of Chorazin, Bethsaida and Capernaum. The people in these cities remained unrepentant and unbelieving despite the presence of Jesus in theseContinue reading Unrepentant and Unbelieving
September 29, 2022 – Feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/092922.cfm) If you have been named after one of these Archangels, then, today is truly your feast day! Those who bear these Archangels’ names also bear the ministry and mission behind their names, something that we also allContinue reading Michael, Gabriel and Raphael
September 28, 2022 – Wednesday of the 26th Week in Ordinary Time, Feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/092822.cfm) A couple who was about to be married shared to me their thoughts and plans. They were surely in loved with each other and wanted to live as husband andContinue reading Commitment vs Attachment
September 27, 2022 – Tuesday of the 26th Week in Ordinary Time Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/092722.cfm) Desperation and hopelessness in life may push us to the brink of giving up and of total retreat. It would be very difficult also to find meaning, purpose and sense of what is happening especially when whatContinue reading God’s way is not of Violence
September 26, 2022 – Monday of the 26th Week in Ordinary Time Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/092622.cfm) How accepting and welcoming are we of others? Of our life situations both the difficult and joyful ones? As we grow older the more we encounter and meet people and experience different life situations. Yet, with allContinue reading Our Capacity to Receive Like a Child
The Gospel reminds us that success and security in life are not about what we have accumulated or about the material possession that we have amassed. We are only truly successful and secured when we have built lasting and true relationships with people around us and with God, when we have learned to bridge the gap between one another and begin to see each other as brothers and sisters. Only then, that we shall break our sin of indifference, of our lack of concern for others, of our complacency.
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September 25, 2022 – 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/092522.cfm) Once a very rich man approached their parish priest for an advice. He said to the priest, “Father, I have a problem that is bothering me a lot. You know how rich I am. I have everything I need. IContinue reading Looking Glasses
Have you been in love? I am sure that you have been in love too. The first time I realized that I was in love, it made me restless until I could have a glimpse of her. I realized that my attitude towards her had changed. I suddenly became more caring and thoughtful towards her. Though that puppy love did not last as it was based on emotional and physical attraction only, but that gave me a bit of understanding how love can change a person’s behavior…
Moreover, our Christian understanding of Love is much deeper than that. It is beyond romantic love, beyond physical attraction or emotional attachment. It is more concrete than those. If you have been listening to the prayer earlier, what we have prayed described “who love is.” Notice, I did not say, “what love is,” but “who love is.” Meaning, love is a person who concretely showed to the beloved that love. Yes, love is a person, God’s self-revelation is love and made visible through Jesus. What I prayed and shared with you in that opening prayer is the story of love being revealed to us, in our human history. It’s love that creates, that liberates, gives life and gives hope.
This is what sacrament is. This is what I want to share with yo, to always remember that the sacraments in our Church are concrete expressions of Love, expressions where the grace of love, of loving and of being loved made visible. Thus, Sacraments are expressions of love made visible.
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September 24, 2022 – Saturday of the 25th Week in Ordinary Time Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/092422.cfm) We seek and enjoy what is fun and entertaining. We take delight and feel happy when the moment brings excitement and pleasure to our senses. This is how the market also captures what we are looking andContinue reading Rejoice While You are Young