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...

The Cleansing Of The Lepers

TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year II (October 9, 2016) 2 Kgs 5:14-17/2 Tim 2:8-13/ Lk 17: 11-19 Journeying to Jerusalem, Jesus travelled through Samaria and Galilee. In a village, He was met by ten lepers asking Him for His mercy. The merciful Lord immediately...

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...

The Rich Man

TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year II (September 25, 2016) Am 6:1, 4-7/1Tm 6:11-16/Lk 16:19-31 The rich man in the gospel’s parable is not named while the poor man is named Lazarus. This is opposite to what we can usually read in the newspapers or...

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....

The Parable Of The Lost Sheep

TWENTY FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year II (September 11, 2016) Ex 32:7-11, 13-14/1Tm 1:12-17/Lk 15:1-32 The Pharisees and scribes would not have dealing with ordinary people who were not observant to the details of the law; much less to the sinners who were considered...

Go And Take The Lowest Place

TWENTY SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year I (August 28, 2016) Sir 3:17-18/Heb 12:18-19, 22-24/Lk 14:1, 7-14 In the gospel, Jesus advises His disciples to take the lowest place whenever they attend a banquet. In this way, they will avoid embarrassment if another guest is...

Depart From Me You Evildoers!

TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year II (August 21, 2016) Is 66:18-21/Heb 12:5-7, 11-13/Lk 13:22-30 As Jesus was going to Jerusalem, He passed through towns and villages teaching about the eternal salvation. Someone asked Him if only few people would be saved to which He...

Jesus: A Cause Of Division

TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year II (August 14, 2016) Jer 38:4-6, 8-10/Heb 12:1-4/Lk 12:49-53 Jesus’ coming to earth is of three parts. The first happened 2,000 years ago when He came as a Savior, proclaiming the good news of salvation and offering His life...

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...