Category: Twenty-Ninth Week

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DESIRE TO DO GOOD ALWAYS

⏰Friday of the Twenty-Ninth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (27 October 2017) ????Rom 7:18-25a; Ps 119:66, 68, 76, 77, 93, 94 (R.v.68b); Luke 12:54-59 Have you often found yourself falling prey to sin even when you desire strongly to do the right thing? That is often explained as concupiscence – what some people call human frailty, limitation or weakness. It is the orientation that drags man to move toward the bad which he wants to avoid. St. Paul, too, often complained about this (see Rom 7:18-25). We know that some of us normally hide under that orientation to explain away...

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“THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH, BUT THE FREE GIFT OF GOD IS ETERNAL LIFE IN CHRIST” (Rom 6:23)

⏰Thursday of the Twenty-Ninth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (26 October 2017) ????Rom 6:19-23; Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6 (R. Ps 40:5ab); Luke 12:49-53 You see, out of laziness or wickedness, and in a bid to run away from our family responsibilities, many of us try to appeal to religion as a tool of division. Imagine a brother telling his siblings that he will not take care of them until they have embraced his religious orientation. Is that Christ-like? Even Christ himself embraced sinners. So, what does Jesus mean when he says that he has come to bring division...

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TO WHOM MUCH IS GIVEN, MUCH IS EXPECTED (Luke 12:48)

⏰Wednesday of the Twenty-Ninth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (25 October 2017) ????Rom 6:12-18; Ps 124:1-3, 4-6, 7-8 (R.v.8a); Luke 12:39-48 Yesterday, we pointed out about two challenges which Christ’s coming into the world gives to us – to stay away from sin and to assist others to come to have a share in that salvation. These challenges are not optional to us as Christians. They are the only ways we can reciprocate the great love of God for us. Again, we pointed out that the time to begin is now as tomorrow might be too late. Are you in...

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“HERE I AM, LORD; I COME TO DO YOUR WILL” (Ps 40:8, 9)

⏰Tuesday of the Twenty-Ninth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (24 October 2017) ????Rom 5:5, 12, 15b, 17-19, 20b-21; Ps 40:7-8a, 8b-9, 10, 17 (R.v.8a, 9a); Luke 12:35-38 Are you encouraged by the account of our redemption which St. Paul gives us in Rom 5:12-21? St. Paul reminded us there that, through his coming, which we shall celebrate at Christmas in no distant time time, Jesus restored us back to life from death. That is a message of joy! Nonetheless, that places two important challenges to us: ???? We must work hard to stay away from sin, which initially placed us...

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“TAKE HEED, AND BEWARE OF ALL COVETOUSNESS” (Luke 12:15)

⏰Monday of the Twenty-Ninth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (23 October 2017) ????Rom 4:20-25; Luke 1:69-70, 71-72, 73-75 (R.v.68); Luke 12:13-21 It is once again a new working week. May the blessings of God, which was bestowed upon Abraham in abundance be also granted to you, and may the Lion of the tribe of Judah fight your battles against all principalities and powers through Christ our Lord. Amen. I’m sorry that I was not here to meet with you yesterday. A matter of great importance which is also for the good of the Church took me away all day. But...