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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Come After Me

THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle A/Year I (Jan. 22, 2017) Is 8:23; 9:3/1 Cor 1:10-13, 17/Mt 4:12-23 William Barclay said that the Greeks used to tell how Xenophon first met Socrates. Socrates met him in a narrow lane and barred his path with his...

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....

How Often Must I Forgive

TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle A/Year I (September 17, 2017) Sir 27:30-28:7/Rom 14:7-9/Mt 18:21-35 Peter asked Jesus Christ these questions: “Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him? As many as seven times? (Mt 18:21)” Actually, the questions...