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,...

My Lord And My God!

SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER (White) Cycle A/Year I (April 23, 2017) Acts 2:42-47/1 Pt 1:3-9/Jn 20:19-31 Well known is the story in the gospel of this Sunday about the Apostle Thomas who has become the first skeptic in terms of faith in Jesus Christ’s resurrection from...

Stand Up, Do Not Be Afraid

FEAST OF THE TRANSFIGURATION OF THE LORD (White) Cycle A/Year I (August 6, 2017) Dn 7:9-10, 13-14/ 2 Pt 1:16-19/Mt 17:1-9 One of the leading British playwrights in the name of George Bernard Shaw once said: “There is only one universal passion: fear.” Indeed, man is constantly...

Produce Good Fruit

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT (Violet) Cycle A/Year I (December 4, 2016) Is 11:1-10/Rm 15:4-9/Mt 3:1-12 In his biblical commentary, Mark Link, a Jesuit exegete, told about Mark Twain who wrote a story called “The Terrible Catastrophe.” It concerns about a group of people who get...

REPENT FOR THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND!

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT (Violet) Cycle A/Year II (December 8, 2019) Is 11:1-10/Rm 15:4-9/Mt 3:1-12 John the Baptist begin his preaching by saying: “Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand (Mt 3:2)!” He is said to be...

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...

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...

I BRING NOT PEACE BUT DIVISION

TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year I (August 18, 2019) Jer 38:4-6, 8-10/Heb 12:1-4/Lk 12:49-53 It is shocking to listen to the words of Jesus in the gospel...

IVE ME SOMETHING TO DRINK!

THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT (Violet) Cycle A/Year II (March 15, 2020) Ex 17:3-7/Rom 5:1-2, 5-8/Jn 4:5-42 GIVE ME SOMETHING TO DRINK! Water is one of the most basic things here on earth. It is one of the four...

WATCH OUT THAT YOUR ARE NOT DECEIVED

THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Green) Cycle C/Year I (November 17, 2019) Mal 3:10-20a/2 Thes 3:7-12/Lk 21:5-19 From the beginning of the history of humanity, it is clear who the...