Category: Twenty-Ninth Week

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“CHRIST IS OUR PEACE” (Eph 2:14)

⏰Tuesday of the Twenty-Ninth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (23 October 2018) 📖Eph 2:11-22; Ps 85:9ab and 10, 11-12, 13-14 (R.v.9b); Luke 12:35-38 As at the time St Paul was preaching and writing his letters to different Churches, both Jews and gentiles make up his audience. Both groups resented themselves so much – the Jews claimed religious superiority and despised the gentiles while the gentiles resented the Jews for that attitude of exclusivity. So, in Eph 2:11-22, St Paul points out that that is not the will of God for his Church since Christ has “broken down the dividing wall...

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“THE LORD MADE US; WE BELONG TO HIM” (Ps 100:3)

⏰Monday of the Twenty-Ninth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (22 October 2018 – Memorial of St. Pope John Paul II) 📖Eph 2:1-10; Ps 100:1-2, 3, 4, 5 (R.v.3b); Luke 12:13-21 May the grace and peace of Christ be with you. Amen. At the beginning of this new working week, St Paul reminds us that by the grace of God, we have been given a place to live with Jesus at the time we were dead in sin (cf. Eph 2:1-10). Now, the place is already prepared for us but we need to follow Jesus to get to the place because...

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“CUT OFF FROM ME, YOU CAN DO NOTHING” (John 15:5)

⏰Saturday of the Twenty-Ninth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (27 Oct. 2018) 📕Eph 4:7-16; Ps 122:1-2, 3-4ab, 4cd-5 (R.v.1); Luke 13:1-9 May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you. Amen. We can never get tired of talking about unity because it is the will of Christ that we may all be one (cf. John 17:21). St Paul, therefore, reminds the Ephesians that all the gifts and positions they were given, like apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, teachers, etc., were given to them to build up this unity...

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WE ARE ONE BODY IN CHRIST (Rom 12:5)

⏰Friday of the Twenty-Ninth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (26 October 2017) 📕Eph 4:1-6; Ps 24:1-2, 3-4ab, 5-6 (R.v.6); Luke 12:54-59 I wonder what Jesus would do if he were to come back to us the way he had come to the Jews. He called the Jews hypocrites for not being able to read the signs of the time and believe in him and repent (Luke 12:54-59). I am sure he would surely call us fools for not being able to understand what we really need at this time in the face of current religious situations in our world. This...

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EXPERIENCING THE PRESENCE OF GOD

⏰Thursday of the Twenty-Ninth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (25 October 2018) 📕Eph 3:14-21; Ps 33:1-2, 4-5, 11-12, 18-19 (R.v.5b); Luke 12:49-53 Were you with us when we began reading the Letter of St Paul to the Ephesians? I encouraged us to personalise that letter and internalize the messages therein. If you did, then rejoice because you have a share in St Paul’s five-point prayer today. He prayed that: 👉We may be strengthened with the power of the Holy Spirit. 👉Jesus may dwell in our hearts through faith 👉We may be empowered with the gift of understanding. 👉We may know...

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“WITH JOY YOU WILL DRAW WATER FROM THE WELLS OF THE SAVIOUR” (Isa 12:3)

⏰Wednesday of the Twenty-Ninth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (24 Oct. 2018) 📕Eph 3:2-12; Isa 12:2-3, 4bcde, 5-6 (R.v.3); Luke 12:39-48 That is the promise of God for you today through the mouth of the prophet Isaiah. How I wish you can claim possession of it! That portion of the prophecy of Isaiah (Isa 12:1-6) is inserted to conclude the Book of Emmanuel (Isa 2-11) which is full of promises for liberation and protection from God if only the people can put their trust in God. For a better understanding of the message of that verse 3, we can see...