Should Wives Be Subordinate to Their Husbands?

26 October 2010 Tuesday of the 13th Week in Ordinary TimeEphesians 5, 21-33; Psalm 128; Luke 13, 18-21 The first reading from the Letter of Paul to the Ephesians is one of the readings suggested for weddings. If a couple chooses this reading, I do not recommend it because you need a lot of explainingContinue reading “Should Wives Be Subordinate to Their Husbands?”

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Up to the Mountain

28 October 2008 Feasts of Sts. Simon and JudeEphesians 2, 19-22; Psalm 19; Luke 6, 12-16 The Gospel today begins by telling us that Jesus ‘went to the mountain to pray and he spent the night in prayer to God’. After praying, he called his disciples, and from them, He chose Twelve, whom he calledContinue reading “Up to the Mountain”

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God’s Greater Glory

23 October 2008 Thursday of the 29th Week in Ordinary TimeEphesians 3, 14-21; Psalm 33; Luke 12, 29-53 The phrase, “for the greater glory of God” has become common to many who grew up with Jesuits and those who share the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Many Ateneans would place, on top of theirContinue reading “God’s Greater Glory”

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Climbing the Corporate Ladder

22 October 2008 Wednesday of the 29th Year in Ordinary TimeEphesians 3, 2-12; Isaiah 12; Luke 12, 39-48 Central to the test of our faith is the challenge to be constantly ready for the Master’s return. In the parable today, Jesus emphasizes that His return is guaranteed, but the timing is not. His return isContinue reading “Climbing the Corporate Ladder”

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Unity through Peace

21 October 2008 Tuesday of the 29th Week in Ordinary TimeEphesians 2, 12-22; Psalm 85 The first reading talks about the relationship between the Jews and the Gentiles. In the past the Gentiles has been excluded by the Jewish community. They had to part of the covenant relationship with God, and so did not shareContinue reading “Unity through Peace”

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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”

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A Stranger No More

3 July 2007 Feast of St. Thomas, the ApostleEphesians 2, 19-22 The first reading from the letter of Paul to the Ephesians reminds me of my experiences abroad. I have been to three countries in Asia, not on vacation, but on an errand: Taipei, for communications exposure; Palau, for Holy Week services to Overseas FilipinoContinue reading “A Stranger No More”

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