THE BETRAYAL OF JESUS

PALM SUNDAY OF THE LORD’S PASSION (Red) Cycle B/Year II (March 25, 2018) Is 50:4-7/ Phil 2:6-11/ Mk 14:1 – 15:47 One of the saddest moments in Jesus’ life was when one of His Apostles, Judas Iscariot, betrayed Him. It was unimaginable that a closed disciple of...

The Condition Of Christian Discipleship

THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle A/Year I (July 2, 2017) 2 Kgs 4:8-11/Rom 6:3-4, 8-11/Mt 10:37-42 Following Jesus Christ is not an easy task. It demands a lot of sacrifices. The gospel tells us that we have to sacrifice our love for our...

Go And Take The Lowest Place

TWENTY SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year I (August 28, 2016) Sir 3:17-18/Heb 12:18-19, 22-24/Lk 14:1, 7-14 In the gospel, Jesus advises His disciples to take the lowest place whenever they attend a banquet. In this way, they will avoid embarrassment if another guest is...

My Peace I Give To You

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER (White) Cycle C/Year II (May 1, 2016) Acts 15:1-2, 22-29/Rv 21:10-14, 22-23/Jn 14:23-29 Three weeks ago, 18 soldiers and 5 fighters were killed in a clash between Armed Forces of the Philippines and Abu Sayyaf group in Basilan. These conflicts between the militaries...

Courage! It Is I, Do Not Be Afraid

NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle A/Year I (August 13, 2017) 1 Kgs 1:9, 11-13/Rom 9:1-5/Mt 14:22-33 Christian life is indeed not an easy life. It is a life of a constant battle against the things that may weaken our faith in the Lord. And...

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...

The Parable Of The Dishonest Steward

TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year II (September 18, 2016) Am 8:4-7/1Tm 2:1-8/Lk 16:1-13 The steward was squandering the property of his master. When the master knew about it, he summoned his steward to render an account as he would remove him from his job....

You Shall Not Kill!

SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle A/Year I (February 12, 2017) Sir 15:15-20/1Cor 2:6-10/Mt 5:17-37 In one of the old Peanuts comic strips, Charles Schulz shows Sally trying to locate her memory verse for Sunday school. She has forgotten it, and can’t locate it...

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...

If You Do Not Repent, You will All Perish!

THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT (Violtet) Cycle C/Year II (February 28, 2016) Ex 3:1-8a, 13-15/1 Cor 10:1-6, 10-12/Lk 13:1-9 “If you do not repent, you will all perish!” This sentence of Jesus may seem harsh to the Israelites who heard him said it and even to us who...