Category: Eleventh Week

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“FORGIVE US OUR TRESPASSES AS WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO TRESPASS AGAINST US” (Matt 6:12)

⏰Thursday of the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time 1 (22 June 2017) ????2 Cor 11:1-11; Ps 111:1b-2, 3-4, 7-8 (R.v.7a); Matt 6:7-15 Prayer is a communication between God and man. With prayer man presents his petition before God and hope that God hears and answer him. With the above in mind, I wonder how many of us who listen to ourselves when we say the Lord’s Prayer. Yet, that is part of the reason why Jesus tells us not to use many words in the manner of the Gentiles. It is so that we could meditate on what we are...

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“GOD LOVES A CHEERFUL GIVER” (2 Cor 9:7)

⏰Wednesday of the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time 1 (21 June 2017 – Memorial of St. Aloysius Gonzaga) ????2 Cor 9:6-11; Ps 112:1b-2, 3-4, 9 (R.v.1b); Matt 6:1-6, 16-18 Do you remember the story of that boy that donated his lunch pack to Jesus (John 6:9) and equipped Jesus with the things to perform the miracle of feeding so many people? That is also the effect our charity has. The joy is that, just as the boy was also a beneficiary of that feeding, we too would gain from any cheerful charity we undertake. Being cheerful is a state of...

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“LOVE YOUR ENEMIES AND PRAY FOR THOSE WHO PERSECUTE YOU” (Matt 5:44)

⏰Tuesday of the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time 1 (20 June 2017) ????2 Cor 8:1-9; Ps 146:1b-2, 5-6ab, 6c-7, 8-9a (R.v.1b); Matt 5:43-48 My dear, in our reflection yesterday, we pointed out that one of our guiding principles in this new working week should be to shun revenge as Jesus taught us in Matt 5:38-42. However, Jesus wants us to do more than shunning revenge; he wants us to love those who hurt us and pray for them. This is really a hard teaching for us in this age when “Back to Sender” is now a label of an anointing...

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“THE LORD HAS MADE KNOWN HIS SALVATION” (Ps 98:2)

⏰Monday of the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time 1 (19 June 2017) ????2 Cor 6:1-10; Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4 (R.v.2a); Matt 5:38-42   My dear, I welcome you to this new working week. We are ever grateful to the psalmist for introducing us into this week with the above beautiful message of the Lord’s salvation. St Paul also makes an important claim for us that, “…now is the day of salvation” (2 Cor 6:2). Do you want to be a partaker of that salvation? St Paul tells us how – you must not dwell in self-glory; rather see yourself as...