God Says 2U, "Thank You"

12 August 2012 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time 1 Kgs 19:4-8; Psalm 34; Eph 4:30-5:2; John 6:41-51 We have said what the prophet Elijah uttered in the first reading, “Lord, this is enough.” On his journey to Mount Horeb, he was broken, tired, weary and dispirited. At the lowest point in his life, the Lord’s angelContinue reading “God Says 2U, "Thank You"”

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Namnamin ang Pagkakataong Magpasalamat

Sa panahon ng paghihirap, napakahalaga ng pagpapasalamat dahil tinutulungan tayo nitong huwag mahulog sa kawalan ng pag-asa. Sa mga panahong nasusubok tayo, hindi ba’t meron pa rin tayong trabaho at mga ka-trabaho; kaibigan at ka-ibigan? Para sa karamihan, higit na may dahilan upang magpasalamat dahil meron tayong relasyon sa Diyos. Ito ang nagsisilbing gabay saContinue reading “Namnamin ang Pagkakataong Magpasalamat”

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Are you Envious or Jealous?

3 November 2009 Tuesday of the 31st Week in Ordinary TimeRomans 12, 5-16; Psalm 131; Luke 14, 15-24 To be envious of what other people have is common today. In a consumerist society, those who have more is given the prize. Those who acquire more things are comfortable. Those who possess resources have more opportunities.Continue reading “Are you Envious or Jealous?”

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When We Reach Rock Bottom

30 September 2009. Wednesday of the 26th Week in Ordinary TimeNehemiah 2, 1-8, Psalm 137, Luke 9, 57-62A few days before Christmas, my grade school teacher asked us to draw a picture of something to be thankful for. Many of us drew matchboxes (these are little toy cars in the late 70s), food, a house,Continue reading “When We Reach Rock Bottom”

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How to Enjoy Obedience

7 August 2009. Friday of the 18th Week in Ordinary TimeDt 4, 32-40; Psalm 77; Matthew 16, 24-28 Why is it very difficult for us to obey? I guess obedience needs so much effort from us because we are trained to obey out of fear. When we were young, obedience meant following our parents atContinue reading “How to Enjoy Obedience”

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Developing a Culture of Gratitude

14 October 2007. 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time2 Kings 5, 14-17; Luke 17, 11-19 Developing a Culture of Gratitude At the end of the first semester of school year 2007-2008, the readings today are timely and appropriate. We find people in the readings expressing their gratitude: Naaman, the Syrian, returns to Elisha, the prophet, toContinue reading “Developing a Culture of Gratitude”

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