Jesus: A Cause Of Division

TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year II (August 14, 2016) Jer 38:4-6, 8-10/Heb 12:1-4/Lk 12:49-53 Jesus’ coming to earth is of three parts. The first happened 2,000 years ago when He came as a Savior, proclaiming the good news of salvation and offering His life...

Christ The Shepherd

FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER (White) Cycle A/Year I (May 7, 2017) Acts 2:14a, 36-41/1 Pt 2:20b-25/Jn 10:1-10 One of the simplest, most common but noblest professions in the Old Testament times was the shepherding. Everywhere in the Old Testament books we can always find a figure of...

Jesus Ascends To Heaven

SOLEMNITY OF THE LORD’S ASCENSION (White) Cycle C/Year I (May 28, 2017) Acts 1:1-11/Eph 1:17-23/Mt 28:16-20 There is a growing tendency in our secular world to feel and consider God as if God is up there in the sky and has little thing to do with our...

God Is With Us

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT (Violet) Cycle A/Year I (December 18, 2016) Is 7:10-14/Rom 1:1-7/Mt 1:18-24 There is a story about an Indian tribe whose way of knowing whether the boy is matured is leaving him at midnight in a very dark forest. One day, when a certain...

Worried About Many Things

SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year II (July 17, 2016) Gn 18:1-10/ Col 1:24-28/Lk 10:38-42 When Jesus visited the sisters of Lazarus, only Martha was busy preparing things for the Lord. Mary was there at the feet of Jesus, listening to the words of the...

How Can We Know The Way

FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER (White) Cycle A/Year I (May 14, 2017) Acts 6:1-7/1 Pt 2:4-9/Jn 14:1-12 “Lord, we do not know where you are going, so how can we know the way” (Jn 14:5)? This question of Thomas the Apostle expressed the puzzlement of all the...

Go And Do Likewise

FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year II (July 10, 2016) Dt 30:10-14/Col 1:15-20/Lk 10:25-37 On responding to the question of an expert of the law “Who is my neighbor?”, Jesus tells the story of the good Samaritan. Then He asks the expert who has been...

Take My Yoke

FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle A/Year I (July 9, 2017) Zec 9:9-10/ Rom 8:9, 11-13/ Mt 11:25-30 William Barclay said that according to a legend, Jesus Christ was the best ox-yoke maker. Jesus made the best ox-yokes in all Galilee, and that from all...

I Shall Not Leave You Orphans

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER (White) Cycle A/Year I (May 21, 2017) Acts 8:5-8, 14-17/1 Pt 3:15-18/Jn 14:15-21 “I shall not leave you orphans” (Jn 14:18a). These were the words of Jesus to His disciples as He began to foretell them about His death and His resurrection....

The Pharisee And The Tax Collector

THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year II (October 23, 2016) Sir 35:12-14, 16-18/2 Tim 4:6-8, 16-18/Lk 18:9-14 The Pharisee and the tax collector went to the temple to pray. The Pharisee was known to be observant of the laws and rituals while the tax collector...