May Magaling Ba na Mangagaling sa Inyo?

Natural sa atin na magkaroon ng iba’t ibang paguunawa sa mga taong iba sa atin. May pagtingin tayo ukol sa mga taga-probinsya; samantalang ang mga taga-probinsya naman ay may pagtingin sa mga taga-lungsod. Sa ebanghelio ni San Juan, ganito siguro ang pagtingin ni Nataniel kay Hesus nang sinabi niya, “May magaling na bagay bang manggagalingContinue reading “May Magaling Ba na Mangagaling sa Inyo?”

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The Perspective of Zacchaeus

3 November 2013: 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time Wisdom 11:22-12:2; Psalm 145; Thess 1:11-2:2; Luke 19:1-10 For this Sunday’s reflection, may I suggest that we take the position of Zacchaeus in the Gospel today? By identifying with Zacchaeus, we will find ourselves desiring to see Jesus personally, not just hearing about Him. And if thatContinue reading “The Perspective of Zacchaeus”

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Following Christ Fearlessly

17 October 2008 Thursday of the 28th Week in Ordinary TimeLuke 12, 1-7 Following Christ FearlesslyJesus points publicly the hypocrisy of the Pharisees: they thought that their outward image of respectability will keep hidden their blemishes from being discovered. But not so. All personal secrets will be revealed — if not during our lifetime, butContinue reading “Following Christ Fearlessly”

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Feedback-Giving

7 September 2008 23rd Sunday in Ordinary TimeMatthew 18, 15-20 Feedback-giving Note: This is a re-post of the homily on a Wednesday, 18 August 2008. In addition, I will say this homily for TV5 Mass (formerly ABC 5) at 8:00 AM this Sunday, 7 Sept 08.  Have you ever wanted to tell a family-member, aContinue reading “Feedback-Giving”

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Tough Loving

5 September 2008 Friday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time1 Corinthians 4, 1-5 Tough Love Paul loved the Corinthians. He was very fond of them. He stayed in Corinth than in any other city, except Ephesus. He was first with Aquila and Priscilla while teaching in the synagogue. When the Jews became hostile toContinue reading “Tough Loving”

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Without Rewards

20 August 2008 Wednesday of the 20th Week in Ordinary TimeMatthew 20, 1-16 Love Without Rewards The Gospel is in contrast with our notion of justice. Salaries are paid to according to the labor rendered, and the time we spent at work. In the parable, the vineyard owner hires laborers— idle men chosen from theContinue reading “Without Rewards”

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Rediscovering What Binds Us

25 May 2008 Solemnity of the Body and Blood of ChristDt 8, 2-3, 14b-16a; Ps 147; 1 Cor 10, 16-17; John 6, 51-58 In the second reading, the image of the bread is the image of unity. St. Paul said, “because the loaf of bread is one, we, though many, are one body, for weContinue reading “Rediscovering What Binds Us”

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