Category: Twenty-Second Week

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“AT YOUR COMMAND I WILL LOWER THE NETS” (Luke 5:5)

⏰Thursday of the Twenty-Second Week of Ordinary Time 2 (06 September 2018) 📖1 Cor 3:18-23; Ps 24:1-2, 3-4ab, 5-6 (R.v.1ab); Luke 5:1-11 May the grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ ever remain and abide with you. Amen. Nobody can really be a true disciple, no matter his/her position in the Church or in the society if he/she has not learnt to listen and follow the voice of the Lord. Jesus himself said, “The sheep that belong to me listen to my voice; I know them and they follow me” (John 10:27). Sometimes, that voice of the Lord might...

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WE ARE MERE SERVANTS (cf. Luke 17:10)

⏰Wednesday of the Twenty-Second Week of Ordinary Time 2 (05 September 2018 – Memorial of St. Teresa of Calcutta) 📖1 Cor 3:1-9; Ps 33:12-13, 14-15, 20-21 (R.v.12b); Luke 4:38-44 Who do people give praise to when you render service among them? Do you make it appear as if the strength to serve comes from you? It would be a sign of spiritual immaturity to begin to distinguish yourself for the service you are able to render instead of giving the honour to God. St Paul called the Corinthians to order because they started to create factions over which minister to...

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BETWEEN A CHRISTIAN AND A CHURCH MEMBER

⏰Tuesday of the Twenty-Second Week of Ordinary Time 2 (04 September 2018) 📖1 Cor 2:10b-16; Ps 145:8-9, 10-11, 12-13ab, 13cd-14 (R.v.17a); Luke 4:31-37 May the grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ abide with you both now and forever. Amen. My dear, what is really your relationship with Jesus? It is not enough to say that we began going to Church for a very long time now; what impact has that number of years on our spiritual life? In Christian morality, we have what we call the ethics of doing and the ethics of being. Ethics of doing can...

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I BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST, THE CRUCIFIED

⏰Monday of the Twenty-Second Week of Ordinary Time 2 (03 September 2018 – Memorial of St. Gregory the Great) 📖1 Cor 2:1-5; Ps 119:97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102 (R.v.97a); Luke 4:16-30 My dear, may I once more thank you for your spiritual support yesterday as we kept watch with our sick mother. Not only did she make it through the surgery, I have spoken with her. There is so much joy in me now that is really choking. Thank you for being there for me. At least, from my experience yesterday, you can now see better that we, priests,...

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JESUS MAKES THE DIFFERENCE!

⏰Friday of the Twenty-Second Week of Ordinary Time 2 (07 September 2018) 📕1 Cor 4:1-5; Ps 37:3-4, 5-6, 27-28, 39-40 (R.v.39a); Luke 5:33-39 May the peace and love of Christ in all its fullness abide with you. Amen. Reading through Luke 5:33-39, it might not be so right to say that the fasting of the disciples of John the Baptist and the Pharisees was not right. They were fulfilling one of the essential requirements of the Law. The problem is that they did not realize that someone greater than Moses was in their midst (cf. Heb 3:3). In Rev 21:5,...