Jesus invites us today to trust God’s providence and to be surprised by His graces prepared along the way as we meet people and embrace events in our life. In this way, we become more welcoming of God’s presence and accepting of God’s graces.Continue reading Take nothing for the journey. Seriously?
We are called to humble ourselves by acknowledging our sinfulness. This moves us then, to recognise our need for God, need for forgiveness and healing. And when we recognise God in our life, then, we also allow God to transform us, to change our lives, to call us and to touch us like what happened to the public sinner, Matthew. As he allowed Jesus to call him, Matthew’s life was changed forever who became an apostles and an evangelist. Matthew, through his past life, brought many people to know Jesus until today.Continue reading When Jesus calls, he brings wonders in our life
Why follow Jesus? Why support him in his ministry? Each of them had their own stories with Jesus, stories of conversion and renewal, stories from brokenness to healing, from death to life. Each of them must have this real encounter with the person of Jesus. That encounter must have brought a total change in their life and in the way they were responding to life.Continue reading Working with Jesus
Jesus invites us to learn from her. She who recognized her sinfulness, allowed Jesus to transform her life. Her actions towards Jesus was her expression of her affection and at the same time of her need of forgiveness, Jesus who is the face of the Father’s mercy, willingly granted her forgiveness.
When we become persons who recognize our failures and sins, we become persons who also see hope and life. We become persons who become positive with life and at the same time positive with others. We become happy persons.
This is what Jesus wants us because recognition and forgiveness of sins allows us to unburden ourselves from guilt. This will also allow God to work in us.Continue reading Power of Asking Forgiveness
To experience pain in life can become devastating and even maddening. Having a toothache can completely destroy your day. Having a headache can affect your daily activities. Indeed, when pain becomes unbearable and frustrating, it affects our daily routine and activities, our work, even our sleep and relationship with friends and family.
Who would really want to be in pain? As much as possible, we avoid pain. Consequently, the medical science developed pain relievers that would take away slowly or instantly the aches and pains we feel in our body. In fact, a particular field among doctors has been developed to assist patients who will undergo surgeries through the use of anesthesia. Through its use, the patient will have a painless surgery so that he or she will be able to have a quality life.Continue reading To live brings out pain, yet it bears fruit joy
September 9, 2020 – Wednesday of the 23rd Week in Ordinary Time Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/090920.cfm) Homily How do we understand being blessed? Usually, when we think of a life that is blessed we think of material wealth and prosperity – like having a good family, a prosperous business, a successful career orContinue reading How blessed am I?
September 7, 2020 – Monday of the 23rd Week in Ordinary Time Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/090720.cfm) Homily True love could never go wrong. The Lord could never inflict any bad thing on anybody. Jesus only desires our wellbeing, our healing, and our freedom. The presence of Jesus among us is the concrete expressionContinue reading True love never goes wrong
September 5, 2020 – Saturday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/090520.cfm) Homily To rest is a human need. In all aspects of our life, resting is necessary to make time for ourselves in order to recharge, recuperate and restore. Thus, its value is as important for our physicalContinue reading To rest is to celebrate life and give life
September 4, 2020 – Friday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/090420.cfm) Homily By this time, most of us have already adjusted with the “new normal.” The change of lifestyle and adopting to new ways of doing things in this time of pandemic must have gradually taken roots intoContinue reading The Challenges and graces of what is New
September 3, 2020 – Thursday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time; Memorial St Gregory, the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/090320.cfm) Homily It must have been disappointing and at the same time tiring. Simon and his group caught nothing despite working all night to catch fish. Yet,Continue reading When Jesus got into the boat of failures and frustrations