Category: Twenty-Second Week

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PERSEVERE IN FAITH IN CHRIST

⏰Saturday of the Twenty-Second Week of Ordinary Time 1 (09 Sept. 2017) ????Col 1:21-23; Ps 54:3-4, 6 and 8 (R.v.6a); Luke 6:1-5 My dear, Christ died for our sake and it is by his wounds that we are healed (cf. Isa 53:5). He has made all things well for us (cf. Mark 7:37) and that is why we said before now that he is all that we need. If we keep our faith in him, he is able to do exceedingly more than we ever ask him. Yet, it is not even easy to keep faith in him at all...

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“AT YOUR WORD I WILL LET DOWN THE NETS” (Luke 5:5)

⏰Thursday of the Twenty-Second Week of Ordinary Time 1 (07 September 2017) ????Col 1:9-14; Ps 98:2-3ab, 3cd-4, 5-6 (R.v.2a); Luke 5:1-11 One of the problems in the Colossian Church which St. Paul had to handle in his letter to them is on the crisis of faith. False teachers were beginning to teach them wrong things about God, thus creating confusions among them, on whom to believe. Hence, St. Paul prays that God himself would fill them with the knowledge of his will to follow and grant them strength to do it (cf. Col 1:9-14). It is always important to discover...

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MAY THE WORD OF GOD BEAR GOOD FRUIT IN YOUR LIFE

????Col 1:1-8; Ps 52:10, 11 (R.v.10cd); Luke 4:38-44 In most of his parables on the kingdom of God, Jesus described it in terms of a growth. Consider the parable of the mustard seed and the yeast (Matt 13:31-35) as an example of that. Jesus came to establish that Kingdom. Its growth would therefore be affected by how much attention he and his disciples would give to it. I could guess that the reason Jesus insisted on moving on to other places to also preach (cf. Luke 4:43) was because he could already see growth in the place they were. Simon’s...

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BE AWAKE, WAITING FOR THE DAY OF THE LORD

⏰Tuesday of the Twenty-Second Week of Ordinary Time 1 (05 September 2017 – Memorial of St. Teresa of Calcutta) ????1 Thess 5:1-6, 9-11; Ps 27:1, 4, 13-14 (R.v.13); Luke 4:31-37 I welcome you in the name of Christ to this beautiful new day, the day of the Lord. And I pray that it may bring joy and peace to you and your family through Christ our Lord. Amen. Talking about the Day of the Lord, with a modern and Christian eye, we can picture it as the Christmas day. With an eschatological eye, we can look towards the end of...

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“HE CLOSED THE BOOK… AND SAT DOWN; AND THE EYES OF ALL IN THE SYNAGOGUE WERE FIXED ON HIM” (Luke 4:20)

⏰Monday of the Twenty-Second Week of Ordinary Time 1 (04 September 2017) ????1 Thess 4:13-18; Ps 96:1 & 3, 4-5, 11-12, 13 (R.v.13b); Luke 4:16-30 My dear, it is a new working week, and the Lord himself will will close the book of your less productive past and open a better and more productive page in your life. Just as he closed the book of the prophet Isaiah (Luke 4:20), signifying its fulfilment in him, so shall God’s promises in your life begin to be fulfilled in this week and beyond, through Christ our Lord. Amen. For our daily reflection,...