Pope Dares Us

26 January 2010 Memorial of Sts. Timothy and Titus2 Tim 1, 1-8 or Titus 1, 1-5; Psalm 96; Mark 3, 31-35 We commemorate today St. Paul’s partners in his missionary work in the early church, namely Timothy and Titus. And incidentally, in this Year of Priests, we are having the 2nd National Congress of theContinue reading “Pope Dares Us”

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Balance in Everyday Life

26 August 2008 Tuesday of the 21st Week in Ordinary Time2 Thessalonions 2, 1-3, 14-17 Balancing our Acts The letters of Paul to the Thessalonians were written because there was a need to explain and clarify what he had said. Paul sent Timothy to the Thessalonians when he was in Athens because of several issues.Continue reading “Balance in Everyday Life”

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Comparing Ourselves With Others

28 October 2007. 30th Sunday in Ordinary TimeSirach 35, 12-18; Psalm 34; 2 Tim 4, 6-18; Luke 18, 9-14 Many of us have the bad habit of always comparing ourselves with others, especially in a very competitive world. It happens in two extremes. First, we have the image of the Pharisee who compares himself withContinue reading “Comparing Ourselves With Others”

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Work and Persistent Prayer

21 October 2007. 28th Sunday in Ordinary TimeExodus 17, 8-13; Psalm 121; 2 Tim 3, 14 – 4,2; Luke 18, 1-8 The readings today affirm the importance of work and prayer in proclaiming the Word of God. The parable of the judge and the widow and the letter of Paul to Timothy show why persistentContinue reading “Work and Persistent Prayer”

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Drifting Apart

18 October 2007. Thursday of the 28th Week in Ordinary Time2 Timothy 4, 10-17; Psalm 145; Luke 10, 1-9 The readings today speak about friendship and discipleship. Jesus sends 72 disciples to go ahead of him to towns he intends to visit. They were to see whether the towns were favorable to them and theirContinue reading “Drifting Apart”

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Paul’s Advice to Young Leaders

20 September 2007. Memorial of Andrew Kim Taegon and martyrs1 Timothy 4, 12-16 Young Leaders There is a cultural and moral norm that we should respect the old. They have lived more than us, and they have learned a lot from their lives. This is indeed true. However, they also do not possess the wholeContinue reading “Paul’s Advice to Young Leaders”

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Timothy and Titus

26 January 2007. Memorial of Sts. Timothy and Titus2 Timothy 1, 1-8, Psalm 96, Luke 10, 1-9: The Way to Encourage Paul sent this letter to Timothy, whom he always spoke with affection. Timothy was from Lystra, Galatia, a colony of Rome. There was a Roman garrison in Lystra who controlled the Isaurian mountain tribes.Continue reading “Timothy and Titus”

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