Breaking Fences

This is me praying in Spanish. 19 May 2013. Solemnity of Pentecost Acts 2:1-11; Psalm 104; 1 Cor 12:3-13; John 20:19-23 When I was missioned to the Kino Border Initiative at the US-Mexican border in 2011, I didn’t know how to speak Spanish. I could glean a few words here and there, owing to theContinue reading “Breaking Fences”

Rate this:

The Time Has Come

12 May 2013 The Solemnity of the Ascension of Jesus Christ.Acts 1: 1-11; Psalm 47; Heb 9:24-28; Luke 24:46-53  The Solemnity of Ascension of Jesus Christ is a celebration of the end of His earthly ministry. It is when Jesus know that the time has come for him to let go. It is the perfectContinue reading “The Time Has Come”

Rate this:

Kailangang Lawakan ang Ating Pananaw sa Buhay

Malayo at malawak ba ang iyong pananaw sa buhay? Nakikita mo ba, hindi lamang ang gagawin mo bukas, kundi ang direksyon na iyong pupuntahan, o ang mga bagay na kailangan bago pa man makita ng iba? Sa pelikulang, Titanic ni James Cameron, malinaw ang sanhi ng pagkamatay ng higit na isang libong tao. Hindi nilaContinue reading “Kailangang Lawakan ang Ating Pananaw sa Buhay”

Rate this:

Are You Creatively Bad or Good?

6 November 2009. Friday of the 31st Week in Ordinary TimeRomans 15, 14-21; Psalm 98; Luke 16, 1-8 It is never a wonder how we can be creatively bad. Think for a moment the many ways we invent to kill a person. Let’s be honest: when we are angry, we can brew a retaliation schemeContinue reading “Are You Creatively Bad or Good?”

Rate this:

Introducing God

16 October 2008 Thursday of the 28th Week in Ordinary TimeEphesians 1, 1-10 The Knowledge of God Except for the first two verses, the first reading (v. 3-10) is a Jewish-Christian benediction. A benediction is an invocation to the Divine, usually seeking Divine help, blessing and guidance. It comes from the Latin, bene (good) andContinue reading “Introducing God”

Rate this:

To Go Out to the World

8 October 2008 Wednesday of the 27th Week in Ordinary TimeGalatians 2, 1-2 & 7-14; Psalm 117; Luke 11, 1-4The Responsorial Psalm summarizes the readings today, “Go out to all the world, and Tell the Good News.” Paul went to the Gentile world and offered them the Gospel. Paul’s letter to the Galatians tells usContinue reading “To Go Out to the World”

Rate this:

Perversion and Love

17 September 2008 Wednesday of the 24th Week in Ordinary Time1 Cor 12, 31 – 13, 13 and Luke 7, 31-35Jesus called his generation as people who ruined or frustrated God’s purpose for them. God had a great plan for all, but due to perversity, the people ruined what good was meant for them. JohnContinue reading “Perversion and Love”

Rate this:

Intellectual Pride

4 September 2008 Thursday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time1 Corinthians 3, 18-23 Intellectual Pride We have said in yesterday’s homily that Paul believes that authentic faith is expressed in our relationship with each other in community. For Paul, that community is the Church, the Temple of God. If community is about fostering unity,Continue reading “Intellectual Pride”

Rate this:

Our Deepest Hunger

2 August 2008 18th Sunday in Ordinary TimeIs 55, 1-3; Ps 145; Rom 8, 35-39; Matthew 14, 13-21 Feeding of the Five Thousand Allow me to divide the reflection into two parts: the levels of interpretations and some reflections. We can read the story of the feeding of the five thousand literally like a historicalContinue reading “Our Deepest Hunger”

Rate this:

Why Jesus’ Yoke is Easy

6 July 2008 14th Sunday in Ordinary TimeZechariah 9, 9-10; Psalm 145; Romans 8, 9-13; Matthew 11, 2-30Let us relate the readings today. The reading from Zechariah tells us of the coming of an earthly king who establishes peace among his people after a divine victory. He is described as riding in an ‘ass’ (andContinue reading “Why Jesus’ Yoke is Easy”

Rate this:

Regularity and Pretensions

26 June 2008 Thursday of the 12th Week in Ordinary TimeMatthew 7, 21-29 Regularity We always wondered why there were many reports of miracles during ancient times than today. Was the Lord more present before than the present age? Ancient peoples regarded every single — and common — sickness as the work of demons. WhenContinue reading “Regularity and Pretensions”

Rate this:

False and True Prophets

25 June 2008 Wednesday of the 12th Week in Ordinary TimeMatthew 7, 15-20 We all know about false prophets. Jeremiah had conflicts with prophets who said that there was peace, when there was war (Jeremiah 6, 14). Ezekiel called them wolves. When sending his disciples, Jesus warned them about wolves, that his disciples will beContinue reading “False and True Prophets”

Rate this:

Our Defining Moments

24 June 2008 Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the BaptistIsaiah 49, 1-6; Psalm 139; Acts 13, 22-26; Luke 1, 57-80There is one defining moment in our lives. All that we have been, all that we have achieved, all that we have prepared for suddenly converges to that one moment. For John the Baptist,Continue reading “Our Defining Moments”

Rate this:

Jeremiah and John the Baptist

23 June 2008 Vigil of the Nativity of John the BaptistJeremiah 1, 4-10; Psalm 71; 1 Peter 1, 8-12; Luke 1, 5-17 There is reason for me to have some connection with St. John the Baptist. He is the patron saint of my parents, our pharmacy was named, “Farmacia San Juan”. Every time my familyContinue reading “Jeremiah and John the Baptist”

Rate this:

Be not Afraid

22 June 2008 12th Sunday in Ordinary TimeJer 20, 10-13; Psalm 69; Rom 5, 12-15; Matthew 10, 26-33 Note: Because of the typhoon Frank, we shall move the Mass of the Holy Spirit next Sunday, 29 June 2008 at the 11:00 am mass, UP Parish of the Holy Sacrifice. I have been watching the firstContinue reading “Be not Afraid”

Rate this: