June 18, 2020 – Thursday 11th Week in OT – First day of Novena Click here for the readings (http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/061820.cfm) How do I pray? What are those that I usually ask from the Lord? Others usually pray spontaneously asking what they want and desire for themselves and for their loved ones. Others also are moreContinue reading How do I pray?
June 17, 2020 – Wednesday of the 11th Week in Ordinary Time Click here for the readings (http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/061720.cfm) Jesus warns us about our narcissistic tendencies. We might not be aware of our tendency to draw other people’s attention to us. Indeed, there is a need for us to purify our every motivation and action soContinue reading Looking At Ourselves Closer for the Father Sees
June 15, 2020 – Monday of the 11th Week in Ordinary Time Click here for the readings (http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/061520.cfm) Violent, cruel, brutal and merciless are some of the words we could describe on what happened with Naboth the Jezreelite. A man who refused to give up his ancestral heritage was falsely accused, treated with so muchContinue reading To offer no resistance to one who is evil?
June 14, 2020 – Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ Click here for the readings (http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/061420.cfm) If you wish to experience and appreciate the unique culture of other people, try their local cuisine. Aside from their usual cultural sights and sounds, literatures, routine & rituals, exploring the local common & exotic food offersContinue reading Body and Blood of Christ
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 8, 2020 – Monday of the 10th Week in Ordinary Time Click here for the readings (http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/060820.cfm) (This article is not a usual weekday homily as one may find this too long. This was first used as a recollection material given to a group Redemptorist Seminarians.) As we live our Christian vocation and commitContinue reading WHICH VALUE SYSTEM DO WE FOLLOW?
June 7, 2020 – Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity Click here for the readings (http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/060720.cfm) What is your relationship status? The state of your relationships – your being with others? Social media netizens nowadays have the option to post in public their own relationship status in their profile. This is more than just aboutContinue reading Relationship Status Update…
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
May 31, 2020 – Pentecost Sunday Click here for the readings (http://cms.usccb.org/bible/readings/053120-day.cfm) Corrie ten Boom, a Nazi concentration camp Christian survivor of the Holocaust once said, “If you look at the world, you’ll be distressed. If you look within, you’ll be depressed. If you look at God, you’ll be at rest”. Though her words wasContinue reading Look at God, and you will be at rest
Jesus is about to leave physically in the world. But it does not mean that Jesus will abandon his friends. In fact, Jesus prays for his friends. “I pray for them,” said Jesus. This means that Jesus remembers his friends in his thoughts.
BEING IN THE THOUGHTS OF JESUS ALSO MEANS THAT JESUS MAKES HIS PERSON PRESENT IN THE LIFE OF HIS FRIENDS. IT IS A PROMISE OF FAITHFULNESS AND OF CONSTANT PRESENCE OF GOD IN OUR LIFE, IN EACH OF US.
Today, Jesus reminds us too, that he prays for us and with us. Jesus joins us in our prayer. The Lord is there every time we pray. The Lord makes himself ever present the moment we also dispose ourselves in prayer. We can say this confidently, Jesus prays with me because he remembers me and he is with me.Continue reading Jesus prays for me today, and so I pray for others too