June 27, 2020 – Feast of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Readings: Isaiah 7:10-17; Revelation 12:1-6,10; John 19:25-27 Homily As the Corona Virus 2019 stole the spotlight, the medical experts warned us of the signs and symptoms of the virus. Accordingly, the virus can cause a range of symptoms to a person from mild illnessContinue reading Signs and Symptoms not of Covid-19 but of God
June 24, 2020 – Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist 7th Day of Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help Click here for the readings (http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/062420-day.cfm) Have you been in a point in your life when everything seemed to be so devastating? Though you recognized that there are blessings but then, lifeContinue reading God is always gracious even when we are not
June 20, 2020 – Saturday, Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary Click here for the readings (http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/060820.cfm) What is it that you consider as the dearest for you? Or who is it that you consider as the closest to your heart? Yesterday, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and today,Continue reading Keeping God in our Heart
When words of encouragements are expressed whether at home, at school or at work, they lessen unnecessary stress, avoid unnecessary conflicts and rather promote self-confidence, trust and hope. Continue reading To Become Persons of Encouragement
June 5, 2020 – Friday 9th Week in Ordinary Time; Memorial of St. Boniface Click here for the readings (http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/060520.cfm) The Holy Scriptures or the Bible is of great importance and gift to our Christian faith. The Second Letter of Paul to Timothy tells us that the scriptures will give us wisdom that leads to salvation,Continue reading The Word of God nourishes and challenges us at the same time
Jesus calls each of us to be his friends. The friendship that Jesus offers is self-giving and self-sacrificing. Jesus commits himself to us as our friend. His commitment is summed up in his love for you and for me by offering himself to the cross on our behalf.
Thus, the friendship of Jesus is not about using us or so that he may get something from us. His friendship with us is about giving oneself. Through this friendship, he calls us as his friends, not slaves, not mere acquaintances or contacts, or allies.Continue reading Having friends? Or being a friend?
INDEED, GOD’S LOVE IS LIBERATING AND EMPOWERING. THIS IS HOW EASTER BECOMES GLORIOUS BECAUSE GOD’S LOVE EMPOWERS AND LIBERATES. AS WE ARE BEING LOVED, WE ARE ALSO MOVED TO LOVE.
Loving and being loved certainly make our life worth living. Love gives us purpose and meaning in life and this becomes concrete as we continually reach out to others to express our love and show our kindness. Thus, hopefully, we may not become reasons for others in making their lives miserable and horrible because of our indifferent, childish and selfish desires and intentions.Continue reading When Love liberates and empowers us
Today’s memorial of the first appearance of Mary in Fatima, Portugal in 1917 to the three children, Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta reminds us also of the blessing that we have received from God. Mary’s appearance would tell us of God’s presence in our midst. It is a reminder that God has not forgotten us. God is with us.Continue reading Listen. Live.
Hopefully, we may also value our own work, whatever that may be and no matter how limited it has become in these days of Community Quarantine. May our work, our profession or ministry will become our own participation in God’s continuing work in us. Continue reading God is at work
This joy of being with Jesus is what made Mark and his community to write down their memory of Jesus so that others will also be able to experience the joy that they have tasted.Continue reading Go and Share Jesus today