April 18, 2021 – Third Sunday of Easter Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/041821.cfm) If last Sunday’s gospel was on experiencing the risen Lord, today’s gospel is on sharing our faith with others. Christ wants us to be his witnesses which means that we are called first to have a personal experience of Him andContinue reading FAITH SHARING
April 18, 2021 – Third Sunday of Easter Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/041821.cfm) “Have you anything to eat?” Jesus asked his disciples. It was a very ordinary question from Jesus yet, this question brought the disciples into a deeper realization of themselves and a deeper encounter with the Risen Jesus in a meal, inContinue reading Friendship over a Meal
January 10, 2021 – Feast of the Baptism of the Lord Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/011021.cfm) Are Filipinos more religious because of Covid-19? This is the title of the analysis of Jayeel Cornelio, PhD, a sociologist of religion. This article was published in October 25 at rappler.com. The article discussed significant subjects particularly onContinue reading There is more in our Faith
December 6, 2020 – Second Sunday of Advent Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/120620.cfm) Homily To look for comfort once in a while is a human necessity. To take comfort when we are experiencing stress from work allows us to relax. To take comfort when our relationship becomes suffocating allows us to gather our mind.Continue reading Comfort in the midst of darkness and sin
October 22, 2020 – Thursday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/102220.cfm) Homily We desire for peace. We long for harmony. We want a life without disturbances and troubles. This is the reason why we also ask God for peace of mind and peace in our homes because inContinue reading Disturb our complacency, O Lord
October 6, 2020 – Tuesday of the 27th Week in Ordinary Time Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/100620.cfm) Homily Are you feeling overwhelming pressures from all sides these days? Pressure from work, pressure in your family caused by conflicts or demanding responsibilities, pressure caused by financial difficulties, pressure from your personal and trouble-filled romantic relationshipContinue reading How to find peace in our days filled with worries
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
The pain and suffering that come from those broken relationships create deep wounds in us. And will forgiveness be possible then? Yes, it is. And forgiveness will always be a call for each of us.
Hence, unless we find forgiveness in our hearts that begins with accepting and embracing those painful experiences and go on with life, then, we will not be free.
Remember, forgiveness will make us free. It will not erase the scar of betrayal or of abuse or of deceit in our life but we will be able to stand up, to wipe our tears and go on with life.Continue reading Life and Freedom in forgiveness
September 6, 2020 – 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/090620.cfm) Homily Who wants to be corrected? Who wants to be criticized? Being with our friends, with our family or with a community, we cannot really avoid conflicts and tensions. However, a particular difficult situation can be more problematic when weContinue reading Be united in prayer because Christ is in the midst of us
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?