Category: Twentieth Week

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“I WILL DWELL IN THE MIDST OF THE SONS OF ISRAEL FOREVER” (Ezek 43:7)

⏰Saturday of the Twentieth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (25 August 2018) 📖Ezek 43:1-7a; Ps 85:9ab and 10, 11-12, 13-14 (R.v.10b); Matt 23:1-12 The people of Israel lamented the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem and their being taken to exile. In all that, they concluded that God has abandoned them. Ezekiel’s message was one of consolation and restoration. The vision of God in the foreign land is an indication that God cannot be caged or restricted. Today’s prophecy (Ezek 43:1-7a) is an assurance that God is going to dwell in the rebuilt temple. Remember that in this Christian era,...

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“I SHALL GIVE YOU A NEW HEART AND PUT A NEW SPIRIT WITHIN YOU” (Ezek 36:26)

⏰Thursday of the Twentieth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (23 August 2018) 📖Ezek 36:23-28; Ps 51:12-13, 14-15, 18-19 (R. Ezek 36:25); Matt 22:1-14 My dear, the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases nor gets exhausted (Lam 3:22). The problems of the Israelites came from many angles. Some were caused by the misguidance of the leaders, others from the sins of their ancestors, and some others from the sins (laissez-faire attitude) of the people themselves. Now, irrespective of the source, the Lord promises through the prophet to give them a new heart and spirit, that is a new disposition to...

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MARY IN THE LIGHT OF GOD’S UNIMAGINABLE GENEROSITY TO US

⏰Wednesday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time 2 (22 Aug. 2018 – Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary) 📖Ezek 34:1-11; Ps 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6 (R.v.1); Matt 20:1-16a In my little number of years in this pilgrimage of faith, I have come to learn that truth does not subsist in a doctrine I have practiced over the time or what I was taught. I have rather learnt to give reason a chance because God did not make a mistake in creating me with the brain. That is just a food for thought! The prophecy of Isaiah...

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BE HUMAN! BE HUMBLE! BE HOLY!

⏰Tuesday of the Twentieth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (21 August 2018 – Memorial of St. Pius Xth) 📖Ezek 28:1-10; Deut 32:26-27ab, 27cd-28, 30, 35cd-36ab; Matt 19:23-30 Yesterday, we talked about the need to set our values right. In actual fact, we do not recommend an extraordinary attitude. Being yourself would be enough. The problems we normally have arises from our quest to answer what we are not. This reaches to the extreme when we try to play God. Even when you seem to have an extraordinary gift, try and remain human. It is in that state that God wishes...

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SET YOUR VALUES RIGHT!

⏰Monday of the Twentieth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (20 August 2018 – Memorial of St. Bernard) 📖Ezek 24:15-24; Deut 32:18-19, 20, 21 (R.v.18b); Matt 19:16-22 May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you (2 Cor 13:13). God created everything good for us (Gen 1:31) and he wills that may reap good fruits of all he had made. All that we need to enjoy this favour is to be with God. So forget about your worries in life and seek God. He shall not disappoint you....