Category: Eleventh Week

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BAD COMPANY DENIES YOU LIFE!

⏰Saturday of the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time 2 (18 June 2016) 📖2 Chron 24:17-25; Ps 89:4-5, 29-30, 31-32, 33-34 (R.v.29a); Matt 6:24-34 Who would have imagined that King Joash, who received much protection from the house of God when his life was under threat by the wicked Queen Athaliah (cf. 2 Kings 11:1-20) would one day turn against God and the household of the same priest, Jehoiada that protected him? This happened because of the bad counsel from the princes of Judah (cf. 2 Chron 24:17). Who are your friends? While you are making effort to be successful, materially...

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YOUR PROBLEMS HAVE EXPIRY DATE!

⏰Friday of the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time 2 (22 June 2018) 📖2 Kgs 11:1-4, 9-18, 20; Ps 132:11, 12, 13-14, 17-18 (R.v.13); Matt 6:19-23 After her mother terrorised the Northern Kingdom of Israel with her evils and false religion, Athaliah the daughter of Ahab and Jezebel tried to ply her mother’s kind of business in Judah, the kingdom of David. He tried to challenge God by making sure his promise to David, that his dynasty would last forever is not fulfilled. But God cannot be challenged because all authority belong to him. Read that story and see for yourself....

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“AS IN HIS LIFE HE DID WONDERS, SO IN HIS DEATH HIS DEEDS WERE MARVELOUS” (Sirach 48:14)

⏰Thursday of the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time 2 (21 June 2018 – Memorial of St. Aloysius Gonzaga) 📖Sir 48:1-14; Ps 97:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7 (R.v.12a); Matt 6:7-15 Within one of our reflections through this medium in the past, we have tried to explain the benefits of our celebration of the Saints. One of those reasons is for us to imitate their lives and faith (see Heb 13:7). The second is to have them intercede for us before God. It is in this second that many people have problems with us, Catholics. They would ask, “How can a dead person...

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“FORGIVE US OUR TRESPASSES AS WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO TRESPASS AGAINST US” (Matt 6:12)

⏰Thursday of the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time 2 (21 June 2018 – Memorial of St. Aloysius Gonzaga) 📖Sir 48:1-14; Ps 97:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7 (R.v.12a); Matt 6:7-15 St. Aloysius Gonzaga, whose memorial we celebrate today, died at the age of 23. He was known for his outstanding life of holiness, marked by piety, selflessness and simplicity. He was a man of prayer. Prayer is a communication between God and man. With prayer man presents his petition before God and hope that God hears and answer him. With the above in mind, I wonder how many of us who do...

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BE ETERNALLY VIGILANT! (1Pet 5:8)

⏰Wednesday of the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time 2 (20 June 2018) 📖2 Kgs 2:1, 6-14; Ps 31:20, 21, 24 (R.v.25); Matt 6:1-6, 16-18 There is that popular saying credited to Thomas Jefferson that eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. Christians, as St Peter admonished in 1 Pet 5:8, must be eternally vigilant in order not to be outwitted by the devil and so miss out in the blessings of God. Before Elijah was taken away from Elisha, he told Elisha to ask for any favour of him (see 2 Kgs 2:1-14). Credit must be given to Elisha for...

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HUMILITY CHANGES THE MIND OF GOD

⏰Tuesday of the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time 2 (19 June 2018) 📖1 Kgs 21:17-29; Ps 51:3-4, 5-6ab, 11 and 16 (R.v.3a); Matt 5:43-48 The scripture noted that there is no one who did what God abhorred as much as Ahab (1 Kgs 21:25-26). As a consequence, God already passed a judgement of horrible annihilation upon him and his households (cf. 1 Kgs 21:17-24). Yet, when Ahab heard of the judgement, he humbled himself before God and so made God to defer his punishment till after his lifetime (1 Kgs 21:27-29). As an aside, we can immediately see from that...

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“LORD, DELIVER US FROM GREED AND ABUSE OF POWER”

⏰Monday of the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time 2 (18 June 2018) 📖1 Kgs 21:1-16; Ps 5:2-3, 5-6, 7 (R.v.2b); Matt 5:38-42 Check it out my dear, most sins we commit today are borne out of greed. Imagine! Ahab still wanted the little vineyard of Naboth because of this. Out of greed, he disobeyed the command of God (Deut 7:3) and married Jezebel, a Sidonian. That marriage introduced many ills into the culture and religion of Israel. Notice that Ahab was not keen to do any harm to Naboth but Jezebel did that in his name and thus added abuse...