Will You Love God Even Without the Promise of Heaven?

18 October 2009. 29th Sunday in Ordinary TimeIsaiah 53, 10-11; Psalm 33; Heb 4, 14-16; Mark 10, 35-45 Note: This is the homily on TV5 Sunday mass “Humayo’t Ihayag”. The previous post is about mission (Today is Mission Sunday). Use whichever you find useful. Apologies to non-Filipino readers. Paraphrase translations are in italics and atContinue reading “Will You Love God Even Without the Promise of Heaven?”

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Is Volunteering in Church better than in Civic Orgs?

18 October 2009 29th Sunday in Ordinary TimeIsaiah 53, 10-11; Psalm 33; Hebrews 4, 14-16; Mark 10, 35-45 I have only one main point today: we are all called to be missionaries in all aspects of our lives and at various levels. Before I scare you away, let me explain what we mean by missionary.Continue reading “Is Volunteering in Church better than in Civic Orgs?”

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Does Jesus encourage Dishonesty?

7 November 2008 Friday of the 31st Week in Ordinary TimePhil 3, 3:17 – 4,1; Psalm 122; Luke 16, 1-8 The Gospel today is about one of the most intriguing parables of Jesus. It is about the dishonest steward whom the master praised for his corruption. Does Jesus encourage dishonesty? In the parable, the masterContinue reading “Does Jesus encourage Dishonesty?”

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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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What is True Freedom?

15 October 2008 St. Teresa of JesusGalatians 5, 18-25 Let me take our reflections from the first reading. St. Paulโ€™s letter to the Galatians talk about true freedom. But before we go and understand true freedom, we should define our terms. The common understanding of freedom — the way freedom is talked about in contemporaryContinue reading “What is True Freedom?”

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Updating for Faith

13 October 2008. Monday of the 28th Week in Ordinary TimeGalatians 4, 22-31 – 5,1; Psalm 113; Luke 11, 29-32Allow me to explain the Gospel today. We always want to have tangible evidence to establish the fact of a claim or a statement. But if the claim is fantastic, we demand spectacular proof. We wantContinue reading “Updating for Faith”

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