Do Not Weep

TENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/ Year I (June 5, 2016) 1Kgs 17:17-24/Gal 1:11-19/Lk 7:11-17 As Jesus was entering the city of Nain, He saw a funeral procession in which the widow was mourning the death of her only son. Jesus was moved with pity...

If You Forgive Anyone’s Sin, They Are Forgiven

PENTECOST SUNDAY (Red) Cycle A/ Year I (June 4, 2017) Acts 2:1-11/1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13/Jn 20:19-23 No human being is perfect. All of us commit the same and different kinds of sins in one way or another. Some commit grievous and mortal sins while many commit minor...

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...

LOVE ONE ANOTHER

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER (White) Cycle B, Year II (May 6, 2018) Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48/1Jn 4:7-10/Jn 15:9-17 A popular song says that “love is a many-splendored thing.” If this is true, then why is it that a lot of people find it hard to love?...

Whatever You Bind On Earth Shall Be Bound In Heaven

TWENTY FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle A/Year I (August 27, 2017) Is 22:19-23/Rom 11:33-36/Mt 16:13-20 When Jesus asked His apostles “Who do you say that I am,” Peter immediately replied “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God” (Mt. 16:16b). Jesus Christ said...

The Rich Man

TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year II (September 25, 2016) Am 6:1, 4-7/1Tm 6:11-16/Lk 16:19-31 The rich man in the gospel’s parable is not named while the poor man is named Lazarus. This is opposite to what we can usually read in the newspapers or...

He Will Prepare Your Way

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT (Violet/Rose) Cycle A/Year I (December 11, 2016) Is 35:1-6, 10/Jas 5:7-10/Mt 11:2-11 Nathaniel Hawthorne, a famous American writer died in 1864 with an unfinished play on his desk. The play tells about the main character that never appears in the stage even though...

Magi From The East

THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD (White) Cycle A/Year I (Jan. 8, 2017) Is 60:1-6/Eph 3:2, 5-6/Mt 2:1-12 After the three astronauts of Apollo 11 arrived safely on earth, they visited 23 countries in 45 days. One of the most striking and stirring moments of the trip,...

Produce Good Fruit

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT (Violet) Cycle A/Year I (December 4, 2016) Is 11:1-10/Rm 15:4-9/Mt 3:1-12 In his biblical commentary, Mark Link, a Jesuit exegete, told about Mark Twain who wrote a story called “The Terrible Catastrophe.” It concerns about a group of people who get...

And Jesus Weeps

FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT (Violet) Cycle A/Year I (April 2, 2017) Ez 37:12-14/Rom 8:8-11/Jn 11:1-45 Jesus was informed that His beloved friend Lazarus was sick but He delayed His coming. When He finally came over the place of Lazarus, Lazarus was already dead and buried for...