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...

HE OPENS THEIR MINDS

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER (White) Cycle B/Year II (April 15, 2018) Acts 3:13-15/1 Jn 2:1-5/Lk 24:35-48 The Jews had been expecting for the Messiah for a long time, more than a thousand years. They had their own idea about the Messiah based from the prophecies and the...

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....

I Find This Man Not Guilty

PALM SUNDAY OF THE LORD’S PASSION (Red) Cycle C/Year II (March 20, 2016) Is 50:4-7/Phil 2:6-11/ Lk 22:14-23:56 or Lk 23:1-49 The Jews brought Jesus before Pilate with charges against Him. Pilate interrogated Jesus and concluded with this judgment: “I find this man not guilty”...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...