To Celebrate Simple Things

15 January 2005: Second Sunday in Ordinary TimeMark 10, 13-16: Feast of the Sto. Nino, Proper Feast in the Philippines It was natural that Jewish mothers should wish their children to be blessed by a great and distinguished Rabbi especially on their 1st birthday. It was in this way that they brought the children toContinue reading “To Celebrate Simple Things”

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Saved by One’s Friends

13 January 2005: Friday of the First Week in Ordinary TimeMark 2, 1-12: Healing of the Paralyzed Man William Butler Yeats said: “Think where man’s glory most begins and ends and say my glory was I had such friends.” I guess the paralyzed man whom Jesus healed may have said what Yeats would say severalContinue reading “Saved by One’s Friends”

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The Lepers in Ourselves

12 January 2006: Thursday of the 1st Week in Ordinary TimeMark 1, 40-45: The Healing of the Leper Leprosy today, thanks to MDT, is not anymore regarded as an incurable disease. But in biblical times, leprosy was regarded with abomination. Leprosy is not just the typical nodular, tubercular or anaesthetic leprosy we know today asContinue reading “The Lepers in Ourselves”

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The Power of Words

10 January 2006: Tuesday of the 1st week in Ordinary TimeMark 1, 21-28: Jesus Launches His Public Ministry The story of Jesus according to Mark presents some natural steps for someone who embarks on an important career. Jesus is recognized in John’s proclamation that his role was only to prepare the way for Someone greaterContinue reading “The Power of Words”

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Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

9 January 2006Mark 1, 1-11 The Baptism of the Lord The Gospel today is the same as that of Friday, 6 January 2006: Did Jesus need John’s Baptism?

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