Category: Ninth Week

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“…AND HIS MOTHER KEPT ALL THESE THINGS IN HER HEART” (Luke 2:51)

⏰Saturday of the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (09 June 2018 – Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary) 📖2 Tim 4:1-8; Ps 71:8-9, 14-15ab, 16-17, 22 (R.v.15ab); Luke 2:41-51 My dear, St. Paul goes on encouraging us through his Second Letter to Timothy to be steadfast in faith and in the truth of the Gospel. He warned us beforehand of this period when many would no longer want to follow the truth but rather seek to twist the Gospel to suit their selfish interest (cf. 2 Tim 4:2-5). That calls for a strong faith in the omnipotence of...

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“THE LOVERS OF YOUR LAW HAVE GREAT PEACE, LORD” (Ps 119:165)

⏰Friday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time 2 (08 June 2018) 📖2 Tim 3:10-17; Ps 119:157, 160, 161, 165, 166, 168 (R.v.165a); Mark 12:35-37 My dear friend in Christ, reading through 2 Tim 3:10-11, I kept asking myself if I can sincerely use my life as an example of what it means to follow Christ faithfully. I am deeply inspired by the boldness of St. Paul in using himself to preach the gospel. Indeed, his life became the gospel the people had to read. I also want to be like St. Paul; I want to be an example of...

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“O LORD, MAKE ME KNOW YOUR WAYS”

⏰Thursday of the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (07 June 2018) 📖2 Tim 2:8-15; Ps 25:4-5ab, 8-9, 10 and 14 (R.v.4a); Mark 12:28b-34 Do you remember what we discussed yesterday concerning the Sadducees and their philosophy of the resurrection which makes them to be living as they want? It is as if St. Paul is telling us today that if we don’t want to be marked out for doom too, we must try to live our lives in Christ so that we might rise with him at resurrection. There is one Latin adage that says that no one can...

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GOD CAN DO ALL THINGS!

⏰Wednesday of the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (06 June 2016) 📖2 Tim 1:1-3, 6-12; Ps 123:1-2ab, 2cdef (R.v.1a); Mark 12:18-27 My dear, may grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus (2 Tim 1:2) be with you in this new month and beyond. Do you know that our view of life normally influences how we embrace it? For those who believe that everything ends in this present world, anything goes. And they can afford to live as they wish without the thought of eternal life. But we believe that there is life after death...

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“WAIT FOR AND HASTEN THE COMING OF THE DAY OF GOD” (2 Pet 3:12)

⏰Tuesday of the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (05 June 2018 – Memorial of St. Boniface) 📖2 Pet 3:12-15a, 17-18; Ps 90:2, 3-4, 10, 14 and 16 (R.v.1); Mark 12:13-17 Do you remember what we said yesterday concerning the blessings of God? We noted that God’s blessings are always available to us but in order to reap them, we must cooperate with that grace which has been made available to us by shunning worldly pleasures and corruption, and embracing divine nature (cf. 2 Pet 1:4). For a very long time, we have been praying for God’s intervention in the...

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YOU SHALL BECOME A PARTAKER OF THE DIVINE NATURE (cf. 2 Pet 1:4)

⏰Monday of the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (04 June 2018) 📖2 Pet 1:2-7; Ps 91:1-2, 14-15ab, 15c-16 (R.v.2b); Mark 12:1-12 My dear, it is a brand new week, full of promises from God. Listen to this from the Second Letter of St. Peter: ➕”May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord” (2 Pet 1:2), Amen. I pray that that blessing and even more shall manifest in your life in this week and beyond, through Christ our Lord. Amen. Note that for us to stand a chance of gaining...