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 Pharisee And The Tax Collector

THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year II (October 23, 2016) Sir 35:12-14, 16-18/2 Tim 4:6-8, 16-18/Lk 18:9-14 The Pharisee and the tax collector went to the temple to pray. The Pharisee was known to be observant of the laws and rituals while the tax collector...

JESUS REACHES OUT

SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle B/Year II (February 11, 2018) Lv 13:1-2, 44-46/1Cor 10:31-11:1/Mk 1:40-45 “A man with leprosy came to Jesus and begged Him on his knees: ‘If you are willing, you can make me clean.’ Jesus reached out His hand and touched the...

Blessed Are The Peacemakers

FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle A/Year I (January 29, 2017) Zep 2:33; 3:12-13/1Cor 1:26-31/Mt 5:1-12 NATIONAL BIBLE SUNDAY There is a story about a policeman who made a difference. He said: “As a police officer, I frequently see people who are involved in destructive conflict. Enforcing...

Jesus Ascends To Heaven

SOLEMNITY OF THE LORD’S ASCENSION (White) Cycle C/Year I (May 28, 2017) Acts 1:1-11/Eph 1:17-23/Mt 28:16-20 There is a growing tendency in our secular world to feel and consider God as if God is up there in the sky and has little thing to do with our...

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...

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...

The Unexpected Hour

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT (Violet) Cycle A/Year I (November 27, 2017) Is 2:1-5/Rom 13:11-14/Mt 24:37-44 William Barclay, a famous biblical scholar recounts a fable which tells of three apprentice devils who were coming to this earth to finish their apprenticeship. They were talking to Satan, the...

Come After Me

THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle A/Year I (Jan. 22, 2017) Is 8:23; 9:3/1 Cor 1:10-13, 17/Mt 4:12-23 William Barclay said that the Greeks used to tell how Xenophon first met Socrates. Socrates met him in a narrow lane and barred his path with his...

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?...