Category: Ordinary Time

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“TO ONE WHOSE WAY IS BLAMELESS, I WILL SHOW THE SALVATION OF GOD” (Ps 50:23)

⏰Monday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time Year 2 (15 January 2017) ????1 Sam 15:16-23; Ps 50:8-9, 16bc-17, 21 and 23 (R.v.23bc); Mark 2:18-22 Welcome to this brand new working week! I invite you to embrace the new week without fear because God has promised that you shall be given a new name which the mouth the mouth of God shall declare (cf. Isa 62:2). And with that new name, no longer shall you be associated with bad news again, and your name shall no longer be used to describe a bad event. Amen. He already made that new...

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YOU SHALL BE MY WITNESSES (Acts 1:8)

⏰Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) ????1 Sam 3:3b-10, 19; Ps 40:2 and 4ab, 7-8a, 8b-9, 10 (R. cf. 8a and 9a); 1Cor 6:13c-15a, 17-20; John 1:35-42 In a way, today would be considered as a vocation Sunday. This is because all the readings, especially the First Reading and the Gospel make reference to the call which God makes to man, as well as the responsibility which man is given to help others also answer that call. The Gospel begins with John the Baptist pointing out Jesus to two of his disciples. At their encounter with Jesus, Jesus invited...

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LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS I HAVE LOVED YOU

⏰Saturday of the First Week in Ordinary Time Year 2 (13 January 2018) ????1 Sam 9:1-4, 17-19, 10:1a; Ps 21:2-3, 4-5, 6-7 (R.v.2a); Mark 2:13-17 ????”LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS I HAVE LOVED YOU” (John 13:34) May the peace of Christ be with you my dear friend. How have you been? Thank you for your prayers while I was on my little journey. Indeed, your prayers helped my journey to be a great success. I missed you but I am sure that God took good care of you. May his name be praised both now and forever. Amen. I have not...

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BE PATIENT! IT IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT!

⏰Saturday of the Thirty-Fourth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (02 Dec 2017) ????Dan 7:15-27; Dan 3:60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65 (R.v.60b); Luke 21:34-36 We have finally come to the last day of another liturgical year of the Church. By tomorrow, we shall be beginning a new liturgical year in the Church with the First Sunday of Advent. Were you able to achieve the spiritual target you did set for yourself in this past year? Get yourself ready for onward movement to the next level because you are a conqueror in Christ Jesus! Truly, things are generally very difficult these...

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ARE YOU READY FOR ETERNITY?

⏰Friday of the Thirty-Fourth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (01 Dec 2017) ????Dan 7:2-14; Dan 3:53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59 (R.v.53b); Luke 21:29-33 Today is the first day in the month of December. The mention of the month already scares some people because of the too many demands that go with the time and the danger being posed by those who want to make it quick. But I pray for you today, that instead of sorrow, joy and laughter shall be visitors in this month. In place of drought, may you be blessed with plenty. Your life shall...

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“YOU WILL BE HATED BY ALL FOR MY NAME’S SAKE. BUT NOT A HAIR OF YOUR HEAD WILL PERISH” (Luke 21:17-18)

⏰Wednesday of the Thirty-Fourth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (29 Nov 2017) ????Dan 5:1-6, 13-14, 16-17, 23-28; Ps 3:40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45 (R.v.40b); Luke 21:12-19 Do you think you are suffering in this life? Are you hated by people? Why are you suffering? Why are you hated? Some of us suffer for wrong purposes. Consider the reason for the handwriting on the wall of the palace of King Belshazzar (cf. Dan 5). In this case, the king was not suffering for God’s sake but for standing against God. If your suffering now even when all your hope is...

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WHAT DO YOU SEEK IN LIFE?

⏰Tuesday of the Thirty-Fourth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (28 Nov 2017) ????Dan 2:31-45; Dan 3:35, 37, 38, 39 (R.v.35b); Luke 21:5-11 The book of the prophet Daniel is one of the most often misinterpreted books of the Bible concerning the end time. In fact, there has been many interpretations that brings in the American government into the picture of Dan 2:31-45, all in the bid to explain the end time. Jesus warns us against listening to such end time false prophesies. Nonetheless, one sure message there is that the end is imminent for all of us. For me, it...

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YOU SHALL PROSPER BEFORE YOUR ENEMIES

⏰Monday of the Thirty-Fourth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (27 Nov 2017) ????Dan 1:1-6, 8-20; Dan 3:29-30, 31, 33, 32, 34 (R.v.29b); Luke 21:1-4 My dear, in Dan 1:1-20, Daniel and his three Jewish countrymen were placed with other with other young men being trained in the King’s courtyard. The king is to choose the best of them for service in his court. The others were being fed from the King’s kitchen but Daniel and his countrymen had another provider – God. So in the end, they were chosen as the best. It is not about how much you work...

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“THIS I DID FOR YOU! WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME? (cf. Matt 25:40, 45)

⏰Last Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) Solemnity of Christ the King ????Ezek 34:11-12, 15-17; Psalm 23:1-2a, 2b-3, 5, 6 (R.v.1); 1 Cor 15:20-26, 28; Matt 25:31-46 Today, the Church celebrates in a special way, Christ, the Universal King. It is the last Sunday in the Ordinary Time of the Churchs Liturgical Year, pointing to the fact that Christ emerges victorious even to the very end. The Eucharistic procession round the streets and villages reminds us of Christ who, though being a King and equal to God, humbled himself to the level of a servant (Phil 2:5-8), going around towns...

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THE WORD OF GOD SHALL FOREVER TRIUMPH!

⏰Saturday of the Thirty-Third Week of Ordinary Time 1 (25 Nov 2017) ????1 Mac 6:1-13; Ps 9:2-3, 4 and 6, 16 and 19 (R.v.15c); Luke 20:27-40 Does that not give you a cause to be joyous? That means that whatever the word of God says about you shall come to pass. And he says in John 20:19, “Peace be with you.” And in another place he says, “I have come that [you] may have life, life in all its fullness” (John 10:10). To you who are sick, “By his stripes, you are healed” (1 Pet 2:24). To the barren, “Be...