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...

Breaking Of The Bed

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER (White) Cycle A/Year I (April 30, 2017) Acts 2:14, 22-33/1 Pt 1:17-21/Lk 24:13-35 Two of the disciples of Jesus went back to Emmaus from Jerusalem. As they were walking, Jesus appeared to them and consoled them in their sadness regarding the death and...

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...

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...

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...

If You Forgive Anyone’s Sin, They Are Forgiven

PENTECOST SUNDAY (Red) Cycle A/ Year I (June 4, 2017) Acts 2:1-11/1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13/Jn 20:19-23 No human being is perfect. All of us commit the same and different kinds of sins in one way or another. Some commit grievous and mortal sins while many commit minor...

TELL IT UNTO THE CHURCH

TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle A/Year II (September 6, 2020) Ez 33:7-9/Rom 13:8-10/Mt 18:15-20 Jesus Christ recommends fraternal correction in the gospel for this Sunday. He says that if somebody offends...

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...

Love One Another

FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER (White) Cycle C/Year II (April 24, 2016) Acts 14:21-27/Rev 21:1-5a/Jn 13:31-33a, 34-35 It is said that the “Last Will and Testament” is a letter in which a person, usually dying, communicates his final wishes especially regarding his possessions. Because it is the will...

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...