Take nothing for the journey. Seriously?

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?

Power of Asking Forgiveness

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 live brings out pain, yet it bears fruit joy

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

To rest is to celebrate life and give life

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

The Challenges and graces of what is New

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

When our words give life and freedom

September 1, 2020 – Tuesday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time Click here for the readings (https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/090120.cfm) Homily Our words to another person can become destructive or can become uplifting and life-giving. Those who silently suffer from verbal abuse at home, at school or at work would look at herself or himself terribly. TheContinue reading When our words give life and freedom