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...

One Of Great Value

SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle A/Year I (July 30, 2017) 1Kgs 3:5, 7-12/Rom 8:20-30/Mt 13:44-52 Perhaps many of you are familiar with the story told by Russell Conwell entitled “Acres of Diamonds.” Conwell was an American Baptist minister and lawyer who founded and became...

NOVEL TEACHINGS, AUTHORITATIVE ACTIONS

FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle B/ Year I (January 31, 2021) Dt 18:15-20/1 Cor 7:32-35/Mk 1:21-28 One of the most versatile minds of ancient Rome in the name of Marcus Tullius...

JESUS: LIGHT OF THE WORLD

FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT (Violet) Cycle A/Year II (March 22, 2020) 1 Sam 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a/Eph 5:8-14/Jn 9:1-41 Light is one of the most basic and important necessities of man to live on...

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...

TELL IT UNTO THE CHURCH

TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle A/Year II (September 6, 2020) Ez 33:7-9/Rom 13:8-10/Mt 18:15-20 Jesus Christ recommends fraternal correction in the gospel for this Sunday. He says that if somebody offends...

JESUS FEEDS FIVE THOUSAND MEN

EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle A/Year II (August 2, 2020) Is 55:1-3/Rom 8:35, 37-39/Mt 14: 13-21 It was a long day of walking and preaching. Both Jesus and the multitude of...

Unfprofitable Servant

TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year II (October 2, 2016) Hb 1:2-3; 2:2-4/Tim 1:6-8, 13-14/Lk 17:5-10 We often think that we do a lot of things for the Lord: we pray, we attend the Sunday Mass, we help the Church, we do charitable activities, and...

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...

Listen To Him!

SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT (Violet) Cycle A/Year I (March 12, 2017) Gn 12:1-4/2Tm 1:8-10/Mt 17:1-9 Jesus took Peter, James and John to a high mountain where He transfigured before them. Moses and Elijah appeared to them conversing with Jesus. Suddenly, a bright cloud cast a shadow...