Leadership Succession

18 June 2008 Wednesday of the 11th Week in Ordinary Time2 Kings 2, 1, 6-14; Psalm 31, 20-24; Matthew 6, 1-18 In the first reading, Elisha succeeds Elijah. This opening segment gives us a picture of leadership succession. How was the succession given? First, Elijah asked Elisha to come with him to the Jordan River.Continue reading “Leadership Succession”

Rate this:

What We Need to Become

9 June 2008 Monday of the 10th Week in Ordinary Time1 Kgs 17, 1-6; Psalm 121; Matthew 5, 1-12 The Ten Commandments often overshadow the Beatitudes. It lists ten things we should NOT do. The Beatitudes, on the other hand, presents what we ought to do. The negative (prohibitions) presents a limit: if you areContinue reading “What We Need to Become”

Rate this:

When We Extricate Ourselves

8 June 2008 10th Sunday in Ordinary TimeMark 9, 9-13 The Call of MatthewVerse 10 of the Gospel today distinguishes tax collectors from sinners with the conjunction and. Tax collectors were collaborators with the Roman government, thus they were considered disloyal and were suspected of treason by the Jews. And since they were not paidContinue reading “When We Extricate Ourselves”

Rate this:

Strong Foundations for Contemporary Christians

1 June 2008 9th Sunday in Ordinary TimeMatthew 7, 21-27 Faith and Justice The Gospel teaches us that no one will emerge triumphant in the last judgement on the sole basis of right words or spectacular deeds of spiritual power. We will be saved only with a life of love and justice. Matthew therefore challengesContinue reading “Strong Foundations for Contemporary Christians”

Rate this:

Success Points

29 May 2008 Thursday of the 8th Week in Ordinary TimeMark 10, 46-52 Bartimaeus Jericho was 15 miles away from Jerusalem. Jesus was taking the road to Jerusalem. Jericho was along the way. He would pass Jericho to celebrate the Passover, as was the custom for those who lived within 15 miles from Jerusalem. ThoseContinue reading “Success Points”

Rate this: