Category: Year II

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CRY OUT TO GOD IN PRAYER!

⏰Tuesday of the Twenty-Sixth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (27 Sept. 2016 – Memorial of St. Vincent de Paul) ????Job 3:1-3, 11-17, 20-23; Ps 88:2-3, 4-5a, 5b-6, 7-8 (R.v.6b); Luke 9:51-56 ????CRY OUT TO GOD IN PRAYER! My dear, the Psalmist said in Psalm 34:19 that, “Many are the troubles of the just, but the Lord delivers them from them all.” I think the Book of Job was written to remind us about that. Following God is really not an easy thing and Jesus even made it very open to us when he said, “If anyone wants to come after...

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“DO NOT GIVE THE DEVIL AN OPPORTUNITY” (Eph 4:27)

⏰Monday of the Twenty-Sixth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (26 Sept. 2016) ????Job 1:6-22; Ps 17:1, 2-3, 6-7 (R.v.6b); Luke 9:46-50 ????”DO NOT GIVE THE DEVIL AN OPPORTUNITY” (Eph 4:27) My dear, in this new working week, we be seeing the end of the month of September and the beginning of the month of October. I pray that it may also be the end of your many worries and a beginning of new transformations in your life through Christ our Lord. Amen. In Sirach 2:1, the scripture says, “If you aspire to serve the Lord, prepare yourself for an ordeal.”...

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MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES

⏰Saturday of the Twenty-Fifth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (24 Sept. 2016) ????Eccl 11:9 – 12:8; Ps 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14 and 17 (R.v.1); Luke 9:43b-45 ????MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES My dear, yesterday, we are told to learn how to wait for God’s time. Today we are encouraged to use our time wisely because this world is a passing place. The Preacher, in Ecclesiastes 11:9-12:8, calls on all of us to remember that there is stock-taking at the end of our lives, “O young man…walk in the ways of your heart and the sight of your eyes. But...

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DO NOT BE IN A HURRY! WAIT FOR YOUR TIME

⏰Friday of the Twenty-Fifth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (23 Sept. 2016 – Memorial of St. Pius of Pietrelcina) ????Eccl 3:1-11; Ps 144:1a and 2abc, 3-4 (R.v.1a); Luke 9:18-22 ????DO NOT BE IN A HURRY! WAIT FOR YOUR TIME Remember St. Padre Pio? He is the same person we call St. Pius of Pietrelcina. He was blessed with many gifts, which were hard for the Church to accept about him. But two virtues helped him to shine out in the end – Humility and Patience. As we celebrate him today, the preacher reminds us that, “There is time for every...

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SEEK THE ETERNAL VALUE WHICH IS IN HEAVEN

⏰Thursday of the Twenty-Fifth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (22 Sept. 2016) ????Eccl 1:2-11; Ps 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14 and 17 (R.v.1); Luke 9:7-9 ????SEEK THE ETERNAL VALUE WHICH IS IN HEAVEN Good morning dear friend. Thank you for your patience with me. I’m sorry for coming on this late. The spirit is very willing but the body weak. Keep me in your prayers for good health and more strength.???????? The Preacher in the Book of Ecclesiastes had one mission in mind – to find out where lies the value of all things. He searched for this value in pleasure,...

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A NEW FORM OF RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST

⏰Tuesday of the Twenty-Fifth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (20 Sept. 2016 – Memorial of St. Andrew Kim and Companions) ????Prov 21:1-6, 10-13; Ps 119:1, 27, 30, 34, 35, 44 (R.v.35a); Luke 8:19-21 ????A NEW FORM OF RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST May the peace of the Lord be with you. Amen.???????? Among the Jews, blood relationship is a sacred thing. That plays out even in the way they perceive others in relation to redemption. That idea came up from the fact that God chose the people of Israel to be his very own (Deut 7:6) and gave them order not to...

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“LET YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS SHINE OUT BEFORE OTHERS” (Matt 5:16)

⏰Monday of the Twenty-Fifth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (24 Sept. 2018) 📕Prov 3:27-34; Ps 15:2-3a, 3bc-4ab, 5 (R.v.1b); Luke 8:16-18 May the peace of the Lord be with you. Amen. My dear, in case you have not noticed, we are gradually getting to many ends – the end of the year and of course, in the Church, the end of the liturgical year. All these ‘ends’ remind us of the inevitable end of our earthly life after which we shall be required to give an account of our life. The Church has therefore planned her liturgy in such a...

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“WHOEVER LOSES HIS LIFE FOR MY SAKE WILL FIND IT” (Matt 10:39; 16:25)

⏰Saturday of the Twenty-fourth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (22 Sept. 2018) 📕1 Cor 15:35-37, 42-49; Ps 56:10, 11-12, 13-14 (R.v.14cd); Luke 8:4-15 May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you. Bearing authentic witness for Christ requires a mortification of our body. Against the Greek philosophy which sees the human flesh as a prison for the soul and poses a threat to the idea of resurrection, St Paul teaches that this perishable body would give way for the rising of a glorious body at resurrection (cf....

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I HAVE DECIDED TO FOLLOW JESUS!

⏰Friday of the Twenty-fourth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (16 Sept. 2016 – Memorial of Ss. Cornelius & Cyprian) ????Rev 20:1-4, 11 – 21:2; Ps 84:3, 4, 5-6a and 8a (R. Rev 21:3b); Luke 21:29-33 ????I HAVE DECIDED TO FOLLOW JESUS! It is important to note that one of the problems of the Church in Corinth is on the nature of the resurrection. They were expecting an imminent parousia but it was not forthcoming. So many of them began to question some of their articles of faith including the resurrection of the dead. Besides, there was a group, the Sadducees...

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WE ARE MEMBERS OF THE SAME BODY OF CHRIST

⏰Tuesday of the Twenty-fourth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (13 Sept. 2016 – Memorial of St. John Chrysostom) ????1 Cor 12:12-14, 27-31a; Ps 100:1-2, 3, 4, 5 (R.v.3c); Luke 7:11-17 ????WE ARE MEMBERS OF THE SAME BODY OF CHRIST My dear, whatever you have that is lacking in others is meant to be used to supply for such lack. This includes your possession, position and race. Never look down on people because of what they are or where they come from; it annoys God. This is the point that St Paul makes in 1Cor 12:12-41. Anyone who discriminates is working...