Category: Year C

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“OUR HELP COMES FROM THE LORD” (Ps 121:2)

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) – 25 Sept 2016 Amos 6:1a, 4-7; Ps. 146:6c-7, 8-a, 9bc-10 (R.v.1b); 1 Tim 6:11-16; Luke 16:19-31 “OUR HELP COMES FROM THE LORD” (Ps 121:2) My dear, do you really believe that God is the only one who has the solution to all your problems, and that with him by your side, you shall lack nothing? Note this! Your tears may last all through the night but with God by your side, joy will certainly come with the morning (see Ps 30:5). Are you passing through difficult time at the moment? I want...

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“SEEK YE FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD”

⏰Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) ????Amos 8:4-7; Ps. 113:1-2, 4-6, 7-8 (R.v.1a, 7a); 1Tim 2:1-8; Luke 16:1-13 ????“SEEK YE FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD” It is a truism that where your treasure is, there lies your heart. If we love God so much, in God would our attention subsist but if it is material possession that we treasure more, it will definitely take away our attention from God. The people of Israel were patiently awaiting the Day of the Lord, when God would restore peace in Jerusalem. But they do this without bothering to keep themselves holy for...

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A CELEBRATION OF GOD’S UNCONDITIONAL LOVE

⏰Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) – 11 Sept 2016 ????Exod 32:7-11,13-14; Ps 51:3-4, 12-13, 17 and 19 (R. Luke 15:18); 1Tim 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-32 ????A CELEBRATION OF GOD’S UNCONDITIONAL LOVE The three readings that we have in our Liturgy of today point out, in a very clear manner, the imperfection of man and God’s unconditional love towards man. In the First Reading, the people of Israel deserted God and chose to worship a molten calf. Worst still, they ascribed to the molten calf, the glory which ought to be given to God, saying: “These are your gods, O...

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PUT OFF YOUR SHOES FROM YOUR FEET

⏱THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT (YEAR C) ?Exod 3:1-8a, 13-15; Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8 and 11 (R.v.8a); 1 Cor 10:1-6, 10-12; Luke 13:1-9 ?”PUT OFF YOUR SHOES FROM YOUR FEET” (Exod 3:5) I welcome you this third Sunday of Lent. The Liturgy of last Sunday helped us to construct an image of Jesus as the chosen messiah, but one who is to undergo suffering. Today, the same Liturgy tries to help us follow him up to the mountain where we shall be transfigured with him.?? The mountain is a place of encounter with God. In the First Reading, Moses found...

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YOU SHALL BE CALLED BY A NEW NAME WHICH THE MOUTH OF THE LORD WILL GIVE

⏰SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR C) 📖Isa 62:1-5; Ps 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 7-8, 9-10a and c (R.v.3); 1 Cor 12:4-11; John 2:1-11 🎤”YOU SHALL BE CALLED BY A NEW NAME WHICH THE MOUTH OF THE LORD WILL GIVE” (Isa 62:2) We can prophetically and prayerfully call today a glorious Sunday. The Liturgy of today predisposes us to do so especially when we remember that it is only in God that we can shine out in glory. Both the First Reading and the Gospel point to the restoration of the glory of God among his people. After the people of Israel...

YOU ARE MY BELOVED SON; WITH YOU I AM WELL PLEASED

⏰THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD 📖Isa 40:1-5, 9-11; Ps 104:1b-2, 3-4, 24-25, 27-28, 29-30 (R.v.1); Tit 2:11-14, 3:4-7; Luke 3:15-16, 21-22 🎤”YOU ARE MY BELOVED SON; WITH YOU I AM WELL PLEASED” (Luke 3:22) Have you been paying attention to the series of liturgical events marking this season of Christmas? You might have noticed the different ways God has been making efforts to reveal himself to us through Jesus Christ. On Christmas day, he sent the angels to reveal the birth of his Son to the Jews. Last Sunday, at the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord, he sent...

LIGHT TO THE NATIONS

⏰THE SOLEMNITY OF THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD 📕Isa 60:1-6; Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-11, 12-13 (R.v.11); Eph 3:2-3a, 5-6; Matt 2:1-12 🎤LIGHT TO THE NATIONS! In the solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, we celebrate God’s revelation of himself to all of humanity, unhindered by any human limitation. Jesus is the light that shines for all to see (cf. John 1:9). Remember that Simeon made reference to that role of being the light to those who sit in darkness and the glory of the people of Israel (Luke 2:32). That indicates a perfect fulfillment of the prophecy of Isaiah...

BLESSED ARE THEY WHO DWELL IN YOUR HOUSE, O LORD

⏰THE FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH (YEAR C) 1 Sam 1:20-22, 24-28; Ps 84:2-3, 5-6, 9-10, 11 (R.v.5a); 1 John 3:1-2, 21-24; Luke 2:41-52 “BLESSED ARE THEY WHO DWELL IN YOUR HOUSE, O LORD” (Ps 84:5a) Obviously, the joy of the Christmas season is still in the air. I hope you are sharing well in that joy. May this joy of the new born King never depart from you through the same Christ our Lord. Amen. The family is very important in making the joy of this celebration be felt all over the world. That...

From You Shall Come Forth One Who Is To Be Ruler In Israel

FOURTH SUNDAY IN ADVENT (YEAR C) ?Mic 5:1-4a;Ps 80:2ac and 3b, 15-16a, 18-19 (R.v.4); Heb 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-45 ?“FROM YOU SHALL COME FORTH ONE WHO IS TO BE RULER IN ISRAEL” My dear, God is coming to visit you today in that your very challenging situation. He is about to lift you up to greater heights; such heights unimaginable that you would ever reach. He is coming to change you story line for the better. Are you ready to receive him?? We are already in the fourth week of our preparation for Christmas. By now, it is expected that we...

Rejoice In the Lord Always

THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT (YEAR C) ?Zeph 3:14-18a; Isa 12:2-3, 4bcde, 5-6 (R.v.6); Phil 4:4-7; Luke 3:10-18 ?”REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS” (Phil 4:4) Obviously, Christmas is a period of joy for most people. Yet the reason for this joy differs from person to person. Some people, in fact, rejoice for wrong reasons and in wrong ways. Hence, as the season gradually draws closer to its apex, the Liturgy of today tries to reorientate us on the reason and ways to rejoice.? Both the First and Second Readings inform us that the reason for our joy must come from the...