Pagpapahalaga o values: Pagkakaibigan o Kasiyahan na nagpapagaling sa atin. *** May kasabihan na “laughter is the best medicine.” Meron akong kuwento. Nagkasakit nang malubha si John. At habang tumatagal siya sa ospital, nararamdaman niya ang kawalang-pag-asa. Lumulubha nang lumulubha ang kanyang pakiramdam, hindi lamang sa katawan, kundi sa kaluluwa. Naging malungkutin ang bata. IsangContinue reading “Ang Bag ni John”
You can have deep joy, even in the midst of great challenges.
12 December 2010: 3rd Sunday of AdventIsaiah 35: 1-10; Psalm 146; James 5: 7-10; Matthew 11: 2-11John the Baptist lives in the desert that is dry and covered with brushwood. This image is often used to describe Christianity. There is a type of Christianity that is gloomy and dark. The type that thinks that ourContinue reading “A Season of Joy!”
14 February 2010: The 6th Sunday in Ordinary TimeJeremiah 17, 5-8; Psalm 1; 1 Cor 15, 12-20; Luke 6, 17, 20-26 Let me first wish all of you a happy day of love and joy on Valentines Day and the Chinese New Year! Kung Hei Fat Choi! Let us make some statements. First, the beatitudesContinue reading “How to Start a New Life with Joy and with Love”
13 December 2009: 3rd Sunday of AdventZephaniah 3, 14-18; Philippians 4, 4-7; Luke 3, 10-18 Note: I would like to share with you four dimensions of Advent. Each dimension will correspond to the four Sundays of the liturgical season. And just as it prepares us for the Christmas season, we too are being led toContinue reading “Advent Part III: The Face of Joy”
22 March 2009 4th Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday)2 Chr 36, 14-23; Psalm 137; Eph 2, 4-10; John 3, 14-21 Let me introduce this particular Sunday in the context of the whole Liturgical Year. In the liturgical life of the Church, the Seasons of Advent and Lent are weeks of preparation for Christmas and EasterContinue reading “Joy in the Season of Lent”
14 December 2008. 3rd Sunday of AdventIsaiah 61, 1-11; Luke 1, 46-54; 1 Thes 5, 16-24; John 1, 6-8. 19-28 Note: This Filipino homily appears in Sambuhay this Sunday. Sambuhay is a publication of the Society of St. Paul. The English translation will be uploaded. Maraming nag-aakala ang pananampalatayang Kristiyano naka-batay sa pagdurusa at pagpapakasakit. NgunitContinue reading “Ang Saya sa Adbiento”