Category: Twenty-First Week

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“GOD CHOSE THE FOOLISH TO SHAME THE WISE” (1Cor 1:27)

⏰Saturday of the Twenty-First Week of Ordinary Time 2 (01 September 2018) 📖1 Cor 1:26-31; Ps 33:12-13, 18-19, 20-21 (R.v.12b); Matt 25:14-30 Most times, when we hear the saying above, what readily comes to mind is the difference between the status of people – the rich and the poor, the physically strong and the weak, the tall and short men, fat and thin ones, etc. That may be the right interpretation of that text but let us try to make some impositions by looking at a different direction, that is inward. The situation in Corinth was one that placed them...

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“BEHOLD, THE BRIDEGROOM! COME OUT TO MEET HIM” (Matt 25:6)

⏰Friday of the Twenty-First Week of Ordinary Time 2 (31 August 2018) 📖1 Cor 1:17-25; Ps 33:1-2, 4-5, 10-11 (R.v.5b); Matt 25:1-13 Congratulations as you made it to the end of this month, and warming up to embrace the new month. May this month end also bring to an end, all your worries and troubles so that the new month will usher in spiritual, economic and health renewal in your life. Amen. But wait! I am just wondering now; assuming this a voice rings out all over the world at this time, I mean now as you read through this,...

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ARE YOU AWAKE?

⏰Thursday of the Twenty-First Week of Ordinary Time 2 (30 August 2018) 📖1 Cor 1:1-9; Ps 145:2-3, 4-5, 6-7 (R.v.1b); Matt 24:42-51 🎤ARE YOU AWAKE Again, I have been battling with sleep for some time now in order to make this reflection. It has not been easy but, maybe, God uses it to make me understand what he proposes in the eschatological discourses of Jesus. If I bow to sleep now, I may not finish this on time. So I need to be awake. Can you see? That is a battle between what I want and the good I ought...

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“LET NO ONE DECEIVE YOU!” (2 Thess 2:3)

⏰Tuesday of the Twenty-First Week of Ordinary Time 2 (28 August 2018 – Memorial of St. Augustine) 📖2 Thess 2:1-3a, 14-17; Ps 96:10, 11-12ab, 12b-13 (R.v.13b); Matt 23:23-26 One of the signs of the end time that Jesus enlisted when he was asked by his disciples is this: “Many will come using my name, and saying: ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will mislead many people” (Matt 24:5). Hence he warned them, “Be on your guard and let no one mislead you” (Matt 24:4). St. Paul repeated the same warning to us today just as he did to the Thessalonians...

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MAY GOD MAKE US WORTHY OF HIS CALLING (2 Thess 1:11)

⏰Monday of the Twenty-First Week of Ordinary Time 2 (27 August 2018 – Memorial of St. Monica) 📖2 Thess 1:1-5, 11b-12; Ps 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 4-5 (R.v.3); Matt 23:13-22 “May grace and peace be yours from God the Father and Jesus Christ the Lord” (2Thess 1:2), amen. At the beginning of this working week, St Paul encourages us just as he encouraged the Church in Thessalonica to work all the harder to live up to the status of our Christian faith not minding our different difficulties in life. This local Church was bedeviled with laxity because they were expecting an imminent...