Signs and Symptoms not of Covid-19 but of God

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

God is always gracious even when we are not

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

The Word of God nourishes and challenges us at the same time

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

Having friends? Or being a friend?

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?

When Love liberates and empowers us

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