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...

IF YOU DO NOT REPENT, YOU WILL ALL PERISH!

THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT (Violtet) Cycle C/Year II (February 28, 2016) Ex 3:1-8a, 13-15/1 Cor 10:1-6, 10-12/Lk 13:1-9 “If you do not repent, you will all perish!” This sentence of Jesus may seem harsh to...

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...

STORING UP THINGS FOR ONESELF

EIGTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year I (August 4, 2019) Eccl 1:2; 2:21-23/Col 3:1-5, 9-11/Lk 12:13-21 What happened to the man in the gospel’s parable who stored up things...

THE BETRAYAL OF JESUS

PALM SUNDAY OF THE LORD’S PASSION (Red) Cycle B/Year II (March 25, 2018) Is 50:4-7/ Phil 2:6-11/ Mk 14:1 – 15:47 One of the saddest moments in Jesus’ life was when one of His Apostles, Judas Iscariot, betrayed Him. It was unimaginable that a closed disciple of...

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...

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...

To Be Put To The Test

FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT (Violet) Cycle A/Year I (March 5, 2017) Gn 2:7-9, 3:1-7/Rom 5:12-19/Mt 4:1-11 Perhaps, nobody can deny the fact that each of us has experienced temptation in different ways. Many are tempted to eat a lot, some are tempted to quit the job,...

Let The Dead Bury Their Dead

THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/ Year I (June 26, 2016) 1Kgs 19:16, 19-21, 13:1/Gal 5:1, 13-18/Lk 9:51-62 As Jesus was proclaiming the good news of salvation from one village to another, some young men followed Him. Jesus called one of them and told him...

God Is With Us

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT (Violet) Cycle A/Year I (December 18, 2016) Is 7:10-14/Rom 1:1-7/Mt 1:18-24 There is a story about an Indian tribe whose way of knowing whether the boy is matured is leaving him at midnight in a very dark forest. One day, when a certain...