God’s Caress of Mercy and Friendship – Part 2
Mercy and Friendship transform us To see the goodness in us as God sees it, can be a struggle. It can be really difficult and might even next to impossible for others. We might recognize the innate goodness in us but we might also forget about it and so fall again into self-pity, guilt and…
THE MOST PRECIOUS CHRISTMAS GIFT!
For those who have the means, one cause of stress during the Christmas season is what gifts to give to one’s loved ones? This is especially so if they seem to have all that they need and are not wanting for anything else. We do not want to give gifts that will only end up…
Friendship brings comfort in our distress
November 7, 2020 – Saturday of the 31st Week in Ordinary Time Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/110720.cfm) Homily When we are in distress, in pain and in great confusion because of some difficult situation in our life, the people who come to share our troubles will surely bring comfort in us. Even when our…
Growing in Friendship with God everyday
November 1, 2020 – Solemnity of All Saints Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/110120.cfm) Homily There is something I want to ask you now. I want you to close your eyes for few moments and in silence, remember the face of your best-friend, that great friend or friends of yours whom you are most comfortable…
Jesus prays for me today, and so I pray for others too
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…
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…
Friendship with Jesus leads to commitment
This is now the invitation for us today – we are called to build a closer relationship with Jesus, a friendship with Jesus, because faith is basically a relationship founded in a commitment. We do not believe in God just because we want to be treated like babies, feeding us and pampering our egos. This…
When hoping against hope, brings hope
There is something to learn from the friendship Mary Magdalene had with Jesus. It was a friendship that was beyond physical attraction and emotional attachment. It was a friendship built on trust, faith and confidence of being loved.