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

Stretch out and touch to give life and be life for others

June 26, 2020 – Friday of the 12th Week in Ordinary Time 9th Day of Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help Click here for the readings (http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/062620.cfm) Homily How many of us who find it hard to observe the “no touching” advice from our medical experts? Because of the increase of the infection weContinue reading Stretch out and touch to give life and be life for others

God’s promise of salvation and restoration is fulfilled through our participation

Our participation is very important for God to fulfill the promise of salvation and restoration, of healing and freedom. Without our participation, God cannot also work with us and through us. God cannot just impose even though God is powerful. God is not an imposing God. This has been shown to us throughout the history of salvation. God always seeks and desires a human response so that the Divine Plan will be fulfilled.

On this Solemnity of the Annunciation, through the person of Mary and her participation, each of us too is called to respond to God’s invitation, to participate in God’s action of fulfilling the promise of salvation, of healing and restoration particularly in these times of great crisis with the pandemic corona virus that has plagued our communities.

This is the invitation for us today. We may ask ourselves, how is God calling me now to participate in God’s plan of healing and bringing salvation to all? We do not have to think of big things or big projects. As we stay at home at this moment, in what way I could help to control the spread of the virus? In what way I could be of help for others or bring blessings to those who are most in need particularly those who have lost their jobs, the hungry and the homeless? Or in what way I could inspire hope and give comfort to those who are afflicted, to those who sick, those who are grieving, depressed and lonely?
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God blesses you as God blesses me

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God: January 1, 2020 Click here for the readings http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/010120.cfm Homily Can you please look at the persons near you and say to that person, “God bless you!” The words “TO BLESS AND BLESSING” are mentioned in the Old Testament 552 times and 65 times in the New Testament. From the veryContinue reading God blesses you as God blesses me

Looking for a sign from God? You are actually the sign.

December 22, 2019 – 4th Sunday of Advent Click here for the readingshttp://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/122219.cfm Homily Are you also looking for a sign from God? We usually ask a sign from God to confirm our decisions or to make us confident. We seek God’s sign especially in times of trials and when we begin to doubt Him.Continue reading Looking for a sign from God? You are actually the sign.