Category: Twenty-Fourth Week

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PERSEVERE IN RIGHTEOUSNESS

⏰Saturday of the Twenty-Fourth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (23 September 2017 – Memorial of St. Pius of Pietrelcina) ????1 Tim 6:13-16; Ps 100:1-2, 3, 4, 5 (R.v.2b); Luke 8:4-15 At the end of the First Letter of St. Paul to Timothy, the apostle encouraged his audience, which now includes us, to hold on to the keeping of the commandments of God till the end, when Christ would come again (see 1 Tim 6:13-16). There are a number of things that can make us not to do so, and those things are well represented in the parable of the sower...

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“THERE IS GREAT GAIN IN GODLINESS WITH CONTENTMENT” (1 Tim 6:6)

⏰Friday of the Twenty-Fourth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (22 September 2017) ????1 Tim 6:2c-12; Ps 49:6-7, 8-10, 17-18, 19-20 (R. Matt 5:3); Luke 8:1-3 Where your treasure is, there would your heart be too (Matt 6:21). Yet, our hearts are meant for God, and would not rest until they rest in God. That is the reason it is wise to seek Godly ways while on earth so that you will not miss that way at the end of time. The way that leads to material things can indeed be deceptive. That way has made many pastors follow the way...

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“I AM WRITING THESE INSTRUCTIONS TO YOU SO THAT… YOU MAY KNOW HOW ONE OUGHT TO BEHAVE IN THE HOUSEHOLD OF GOD” (1 Tim 3:14-15)

⏰Wednesday of the Twenty-Fourth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (20 September 2017 – Memorial of St. Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang & Comp) ????1 Tim 3:14-16; Ps 111:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6 (R.v.2a); Luke 7:31-35 In 1 Tim 3:14-16, St. Paul instructs the leaders to remain attached to the fundamental truths of the history of salvation which were handed down to us. Obviously, some people, out of selfish interests, try to deviate from those fundamental truths (see Luke 7:31-35). Trying to fault them would definitely lead to persecution. Do you see how the Jews especially the Pharisees and the leaders were...

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“DO NOT WEEP” (Luke 7:14)

⏰Tuesday of the Twenty-Fourth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (19 September 2017) ????1 Tim 3:1-13; Ps 101:1-2ab, 2cd-3ab, 5, 6 (R.v.2c); Luke 7:11-17 Child of God, wipe your tears! Look up and see your Savior coming. He does not want to see you in tears. He came to restore your lost hope and put a smile once more on your face. Let your mouth shout out for joy for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel. He came for liberation; he wants to take you back to the original plan of God for you. The devil comes...

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HAVE YOU TOLD GOD ABOUT IT?

⏰Monday of the Twenty-Fourth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (18 September 2017) ????1 Tim 2:1-8; Ps 28:2, 7, 8-9 (R.v.6); Luke 7:1-10 For some days, the tension in the country has escalated and there are lots of blames and counter-blames going on here and there. Many wants everything to come to a favourable end but, unfortunately, not many people have talked to God about it. There are three important arms that every Christian is called to carry today in the face of all these trials. They are faith, humility and prayer. What first comes to your mind when you are...