Category: Twenty-Eighth Week

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HOPING AGAINST HOPE

⏰Saturday of the Twenty-Eight Week of Ordinary Time 1 (21 October 2017) ????Rom 4:13, 16-18; Ps 105:6-7, 8-9, 42-43 (R.v.8a); Luke 12:8-12 My dear, truthfully, there are some situations you will meet in life and you might be forced to question the reality of God. In such situations, the only thing you see is the wall that blocks your way when the journey is still very far away. Do you know that Abraham went through such an experience but he remained steadfast in God? The promise for a child came to him at their very old age. And later, he...

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“BEWARE OF THE LEAVEN OF THE PHARISEES, WHICH IS HYPOCRISY” (Luke 12:1)

⏰Friday of the Twenty-Eight Week of Ordinary Time 1 (20 October 2017) ????Rom 4:1-8; Ps 32:1-2, 5, 11 (R.v.7); Luke 12:1-7 For some days now, we have been talking about being in reality the goodness we showcase before people. The evangelist Luke stretches the point even more. Even when temptations come knocking, no matter how life-threatening it might be, we must hold firm to the Lord who is ever ready to save us (cf. Luke 12:1-7). St. Paul gives us an example of Abraham as a man with such a living faith (cf. Rom 4:1-8). He always followed God in...

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“UNLESS YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS EXCEEDS THAT OF THE SCRIBES AND PHARISEES…” (Matt 5:20)

⏰Thursday of the Twenty-Eight Week of Ordinary Time 1 (19 October 2017) ????Rom 3:21-30; Ps 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6ab (R.v.7bc); Luke 11:47-54 Was St. Paul actually trying to relegate the law as unnecessary for salivation in Rom 3:21-30? I think that would be a misreading of St. Paul. He rather wants us to understand that we are not slaves of the law – to follow the law blindly without allowing the spirit of the law transform us. The Pharisees were ardent upholders of the law and the traditions of their fathers. But just like their fathers, before them, they never gave...

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“HE WHO THROUGH FAITH IS RIGHTEOUS SHALL LIVE” (Rom 1:17)

⏰Tuesday of the Twenty-Eight Week of Ordinary Time 1 (17 October 2017 – Memorial of St. Ignatius of Antioch) ????Rom 1:16-25; Ps 19:2-3, 4-5 (R.v.2a); Luke 11:37-41 We give thanks to the Lord for this beautiful day which he has made and given to us. We thank him for guiding us through the night and making us to sleep well. Sometimes, we think we might have a sleepless night only to be woken up the next morning by the alarm clock. That is the awesome handiwork of God. May all glory be to his holy name both now and forever....

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JESUS IS ENOUGH!

⏰Monday of the Twenty-Eighth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (16 October 2017) ????Rom 1:1-7; Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4 (R.v.2a); Luke 11:29-32 My dear, it is a beautiful new working week. I pray that God may visit your household to bless you in this new week and beyond. May he wipe your tears and turn you into a reference point for testimonies through Christ our Lord. Amen. You only need to build a strong faith in Jesus Christ. If you have Jesus in your life, you already have all that is required, in fact, the best that is required (cf. Luke...