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...

How Often Must I Forgive

TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle A/Year I (September 17, 2017) Sir 27:30-28:7/Rom 14:7-9/Mt 18:21-35 Peter asked Jesus Christ these questions: “Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him? As many as seven times? (Mt 18:21)” Actually, the questions...

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...

Fraternal Correction

TWENTY THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle A/Year I (September 10, 2017) Ez 33:7-9/Rom 13:8-10/Mt 18:15-20 “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.” These famous words of an English classic poet in...

Man Fully Alive

SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT (Violet) CYCLE C/ YEAR II (February 21, 2016) Gn 15:5-12, 17-18/Phil 3:17-4, 1 or Phil 3:20-4, 1/Lk 9:28b-36 Jesus went to the mountain to pray with some of His disciples. While in prayer, Jesus transfigured and then appeared Moses and Elijah who conversed...

Man Does Not Live By Bread Alone

FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT National Migrants’ Sunday (Violet) CYCLE C/YEAR I (February 14, 2016) Dt. 26:4-10/Rom 10:8-13/Lk 4:1-13 Jesus Christ was tempted on the desert for forty days and forty nights. Like the Israelites who stayed in the desert for forty years and were constantly tempted by Satan...

Much Will Be Required

NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year II (August 7, 2016) Wis 18:6-9/Heb 11:1-2, 8-19/Lk 12:32-48 A lot of people have been blessed by God with many gifts such as money, properties, talents, knowledge, career, influence, power, connections, etc, and they simply enjoy these gifts without...

The Canaanite Woman’s Faith

TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle A/Year I (August 20, 2017) Is 56:1, 6-7/Rom 11:13-15, 29-32/Mt 15:21-28 THE CANAANITE WOMAN’S FAITH The story about the Canaanite woman is important in the mission of Jesus. It is one of the very few occasions in which we...

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?...

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...