I BRING NOT PEACE BUT DIVISION

TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year I (August 18, 2019) Jer 38:4-6, 8-10/Heb 12:1-4/Lk 12:49-53 It is shocking to listen to the words of Jesus in the gospel...

The Word Becomes Flesh

NATIVITY OF THE LORD (White) Cycle A/Year I (December 25, 2016) Is 52:7-10/Heb 1:1-6/Jn 1:1-18 In 560 B.C. there was an Ephesian philosopher called Heraclitus whose basic idea was that everything is in a state of flux. His famous illustration was that it was impossible to step...

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...

YOU SHALL WORSHIP THE LORD YOUR GOD

FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT Migrants’ Sunday (Violet) Cycle C/Year I Dt 26:4-10/Rom 10:8-13/Lk 4:1-13             Today, just like thousand years ago, people worship not the real God but the gods and goddesses....

REPENT FOR THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND!

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT (Violet) Cycle A/Year II (December 8, 2019) Is 11:1-10/Rm 15:4-9/Mt 3:1-12 John the Baptist begin his preaching by saying: “Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand (Mt 3:2)!” He is said to be...

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...

HE SEES AND BELIEVES

EASTER SUNDAY OF THE LORD’S RESURRECTION (White) Cycle B/Year II (April 1, 2018) Acts 10:34, 37-43/Col 3:1-4/Jn 20:1-9 It seems that what John the Apostle and Evangelist experienced in the empty tomb – He sees and believes – was an application of the famous saying: “To see...

Do Not Be Afraid

TWELFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle A/Year I (June 25, 2017) Jer 20:10-13/Rom 5:12-15/Mt 10:26-33 After Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead, His very first message to His disciples is this: do not be afraid. This teaching is actually found in the many passages...

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...

The Empty Tomb

EASTER SUNDAY OF THE LORD’S RESURRECTION (White) Cycle A/Year I (April 16, 2017) Acts 10:34, 37-43/Col 3:1-4/Jn 20:1-9 Mary Magdalene, Peter and John went to the tomb of Jesus early on the third day of the death of Jesus and they found out that the body...