The Parable Of The Persistent Widow

TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year II (October 16, 2016) Ex 17:8-13/2 Tim 3:14-4, 2/ Lk 18:1-8 The widow was the symbol of all who were poor and defenseless, as commented by Barclay, a biblical expert, while the judge was a pagan judge who...

Simon The Pharisee And The Sinful Woman

Philippine Independence Day ELEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/ Year I (June 12, 2016) Jesus was invited for a dinner by Simon the Pharisee. During dinner, a woman went to Jesus and bathed Jesus’ feet with her tears, wiped them with her hair, kissed them...

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...

Jesus Ascends Into Heaven

SOLEMNITY OF OUR LORD’S ASCENSION (White) Cycle C/Year II (May 8, 2016) Acts 1:1-11; Eph 1:17-29; Lk 24:46-53 After showing to His disciples His healed wounds caused by the crucifixion, explaining to them the teachings of the bible about Himself as the Savior, and commissioning them as...

The Unexpected Hour

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT (Violet) Cycle A/Year I (November 27, 2017) Is 2:1-5/Rom 13:11-14/Mt 24:37-44 William Barclay, a famous biblical scholar recounts a fable which tells of three apprentice devils who were coming to this earth to finish their apprenticeship. They were talking to Satan, the...

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...

Five Life Lessons Of The Parable

SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle A, Year I (July 23, 2017) Wis 12:13, 16-19/Rom 8:26-27/Mt 13:24-43 William Barclay, a biblical scholar, says that the parable of the weeds teaches us some important and practical lessons in life. First of all, it teaches us that...

Neither Do I Condemn You

FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT (Violet) Cycle C, Year I (March 13, 2016) Is 43:16-21/Phil 3:8-14/Jn 8:1-11 The story of the adulterous woman is a story that shows the great mercy of God towards the humanity, in particular, towards the sinners. According to the Law of Moses, adultery...

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...

He Breathes On Them

PENTECOST SUNDAY (Red) Cycle C/ Year II (May 15, 2016) Acts 2:1-11/1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13 or Rom 8:8-17/ Jn 20:19-23 or Jn 14:15-16, 23b-26 On the evening of His resurrection, Jesus appeared to His apostles who were gathered in a closed room to pray. He first greeted them...