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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

Send Out Laborers

FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year II (July 3, 2016) Is 66:10-14/Gal 6:14-18/Lk 10:1-9 Jesus sends His disciples to towns and villages He intends to visit and says to the: “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the...

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...

Go And Do Likewise

FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year II (July 10, 2016) Dt 30:10-14/Col 1:15-20/Lk 10:25-37 On responding to the question of an expert of the law “Who is my neighbor?”, Jesus tells the story of the good Samaritan. Then He asks the expert who has been...