Category: Weekdays

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THAT I MAY BE SAVED WITH YOU!

⏰Thursday of the Eighteenth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (08 August 2019 – Memorial of St. Dominic) 📖Num 20:1-13; Ps 95:1-2, 6-7abc, 7d-9 (R.v.7d.ba); Matt 16:13-23 🎤THAT I MAY BE SAVED WITH YOU! My dear, I want to beg you today for a special favour. Take out some time today to pray for me. As I preach the gospel to you and prove to be an instrument in the hands of God for drawing out water from the rock of salvation for you, that I may not be left out of that salvation when the Lord comes. As you pray...

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GOD IS EVER FAITHFUL

⏰Friday of the Seventeenth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (02 August 2019) 📖Lev 23:1, 4-11, 15-16, 27, 34b-37; Ps 81:3-4, 5-6ab, 10-11ab (R.v.2a); Matt 13:54-58I 🎤GOD IS EVER FAITHFUL I don’t know what you make of the different celebrations we have in our Christian calendar in terms of memorials, feasts, solemnities, Holy Days of Obligation, etc. Many people consider them as inventions of the Catholic Church into worship. In that way, they are distractions that must be abhorred. However, reading through the Book of Leviticus, we see that not only did God sanction such celebrations, they serve to remind us...

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WATCH AND PRAY!

⏰Tuesday of the Seventeenth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (30 July 2019) 📖Exod 33:7-11, 34:5b-9, 28; Ps 103:6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13 (R.v.8a); Matt 13:36-43 🎤WATCH AND PRAY! We have, in the past, talked about focusing on the kingdom of God in our journey of faith. But we know that no matter how wide open your eyes are, if you are not supported by the grace of God, there won’t be any headway for us. That is why we must pray always for God’s abiding presence especially in moments when God seems to be very far from us. Moses gave us...

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ARE YOU WASHED IN THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB?

⏰Saturday of the Sixteenth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (27 July 2019) 📖Exod 24:3-8; Ps 50:1-2, 5-6, 14-15 (R.v.14a); Matt 13:24-30 🎤ARE YOU WASHED IN THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB? My dear, how has your spiritual journey been since we began reading from the book of Exodus? Do you try to evaluate yourself through the Israelites’ encounters with God? Have you seen the need to join them in this covenant renewal today? So far, we have seen a faithful God patiently managing an unfaithful people. During the week, we saw how they were complaining about everything around them. In fact,...

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“THE LORD GAVE THEM BREAD FROM HEAVEN” (Ps 78:24)

⏰Wednesday of the Sixteenth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (24 July 2019) 📖Exod 16:1-5, 9-15; Ps 78:18-19, 23-24, 25-26, 27-28 (R.v.24b); Matt 13:1-19 🎤”THE LORD GAVE THEM BREAD FROM HEAVEN” (Ps 78:24) Have you lived or stayed with someone who is always complaining, almost about everything? Such persons can be so irritating and unfortunately, at the situations they complain about, they would become the worst of all. If you have encountered such people, it will be easier for you to understand how God ought to feel at the complaints of the Israelites. Just imagine! Recently we read of how they...

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“I WILL SING TO THE LORD, FOR HE HAS TRIUMPHED GLORIOUSLY” (Exod 15:1)

⏰Tuesday of the Sixteenth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (23 July 2019) 📖Exod 14:21 – 15:1; Exod 15:8-9, 10 and 12, 17 (R.v.1a); Matt 12:46-50 🎤”I WILL SING TO THE LORD, FOR HE HAS TRIUMPHED GLORIOUSLY” (Exod 15:1) Do you remember what we said when we began reading from the book of Exodus? We had begun from the point where Pharoah issued a decree for the destruction of the Jewish race. Then we did say that though we are beginning with that sad note, it will not always end in sadness. Can you not see that from the experience of...

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GOD IS THE HOPE OF THE HOPELESS

⏰Saturday of the Fifteenth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (20 July 2019) 📖Exod 12:37-42; Ps 136:1 and 23-24, 10-12, 13-15 (R.v.1); Matt 12:14-21 🎤GOD IS THE HOPE OF THE HOPELESS Did you notice the number of years that the Israelites spent in Egypt before God rescued them? 430 years (cf. Exod 12:40) was indeed a long time to breed hopelessness. It is true that not all those years were spent in oppression and slavery but a good percentage of it must have been spent that way. It does not matter to God how long you have been suffering; his focus...

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“THE CUP OF SALVATION I WILL RAISE; I WILL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD” (Ps 116:13)

⏰Friday of the Fifteenth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (19 July 2019) 📖Exod 11:10 – 12:14; Ps 116:12-13, 15 and 16bc, 17-18 (R.v.13); Matt 12:1-8 🎤”THE CUP OF SALVATION I WILL RAISE; I WILL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD” (Ps 116:13) Who can speak when the Lord has not spoken? And when the Lord has spoken, who can refuse? According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist is the true body and blood of Jesus Christ, together with its soul and divinity, under the appearance of the bread and wine. The bread...

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GOD HAS A NEW NAME FOR YOU!

⏰Tuesday of the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (09 July 2019) 📖Gen 32:22-32; Ps 17:1, 2-3, 6-7, 8 and 15 (R.v.15a); Matt 9:32-38 🎤GOD HAS A NEW NAME FOR YOU! The story of Jacob in Gen 32:24-25 is indeed the story of many of people. Jacob had always had his way in most things before this time. That success was probably getting into his head and he felt that he could get everything he wants by the power of his hand. That could be why God decided to wrestle with him to teach him humility. Sometimes too, when we...

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“THE LORD IS COMPASSIONATE AND GRACIOUS” (Ps 103:8)

⏰Monday of the Thirteenth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (01 July 2019) 📖Gen 18:16-33; Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 8-9, 10-11 (R.v.8a); Matt 8:18-22 🎤”THE LORD IS COMPASSIONATE AND GRACIOUS” (Ps 103:8) It is a new month, the 7th in the order of months. According to Gen 2:2, “By the seventh day, the work God had done was completed, and he rested on the seventh day from all the work he had done.” I pray with you that in this 7th month of the year, the work of God may come to perfection in your life and that you may rest from...