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“TO ONE WHOSE WAY IS BLAMELESS, I WILL SHOW THE SALVATION OF GOD” (Ps 50:23)

⏰Monday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time Year 2 (15 January 2017) ????1 Sam 15:16-23; Ps 50:8-9, 16bc-17, 21 and 23 (R.v.23bc); Mark 2:18-22 Welcome to this brand new working week! I invite you to embrace the new week without fear because God has promised that you shall be given a new name which the mouth the mouth of God shall declare (cf. Isa 62:2). And with that new name, no longer shall you be associated with bad news again, and your name shall no longer be used to describe a bad event. Amen. He already made that new...

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YOU SHALL BE MY WITNESSES (Acts 1:8)

⏰Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) ????1 Sam 3:3b-10, 19; Ps 40:2 and 4ab, 7-8a, 8b-9, 10 (R. cf. 8a and 9a); 1Cor 6:13c-15a, 17-20; John 1:35-42 In a way, today would be considered as a vocation Sunday. This is because all the readings, especially the First Reading and the Gospel make reference to the call which God makes to man, as well as the responsibility which man is given to help others also answer that call. The Gospel begins with John the Baptist pointing out Jesus to two of his disciples. At their encounter with Jesus, Jesus invited...

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LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS I HAVE LOVED YOU

⏰Saturday of the First Week in Ordinary Time Year 2 (13 January 2018) ????1 Sam 9:1-4, 17-19, 10:1a; Ps 21:2-3, 4-5, 6-7 (R.v.2a); Mark 2:13-17 ????”LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS I HAVE LOVED YOU” (John 13:34) May the peace of Christ be with you my dear friend. How have you been? Thank you for your prayers while I was on my little journey. Indeed, your prayers helped my journey to be a great success. I missed you but I am sure that God took good care of you. May his name be praised both now and forever. Amen. I have not...

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YOU SHALL WEEP NO MORE! (Isa 30:19)

⏰Saturday of the First Week of Advent (09 December 2017) ????Isa 30:19-21, 23-26; Ps 147:1-2, 3-4, 5-6 (R. Isa 30:18); Matt 9:35 – 10:1, 5a, 6-8 My dear, listen to Isaiah talking to all of us, Blessed are all those who wait for the Lord (Isa 30:18). The people of Israel had neglected Gods earlier warnings against forming alliance with foreign nations (see Isa 7). Here, in Isa 30:18-26, the prophet tries to assure the people that God has not given up on them, and that if they come back to God and remain with him, he will wipe their...

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“THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD; THERE IS NOTHING I SHALL WANT” (Ps 23:1)

⏰Wednesday of the First Week of Advent (06 Dec. 2017) ????Isa 25:6-10a; Ps 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6 (R.v.6cd); Matt 15:29-37 My dear, our journey of hope continues with the prophet Isaiah in a setting on the mountain of God (cf. Isa 25:6-10). Remember that the mountain is a place of encounter with God. Isaiah gives us a picture of what comes out of that encounter: our hunger is satisfied, our thirst quenched, and our tears wiped away. Does that not fit into the attitude of the Shepherd as the psalmist depicts in Psalm 23? Notice that the psalmist stated from...

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BE PATIENT! IT IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT!

⏰Saturday of the Thirty-Fourth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (02 Dec 2017) ????Dan 7:15-27; Dan 3:60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65 (R.v.60b); Luke 21:34-36 We have finally come to the last day of another liturgical year of the Church. By tomorrow, we shall be beginning a new liturgical year in the Church with the First Sunday of Advent. Were you able to achieve the spiritual target you did set for yourself in this past year? Get yourself ready for onward movement to the next level because you are a conqueror in Christ Jesus! Truly, things are generally very difficult these...

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ARE YOU READY FOR ETERNITY?

⏰Friday of the Thirty-Fourth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (01 Dec 2017) ????Dan 7:2-14; Dan 3:53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59 (R.v.53b); Luke 21:29-33 Today is the first day in the month of December. The mention of the month already scares some people because of the too many demands that go with the time and the danger being posed by those who want to make it quick. But I pray for you today, that instead of sorrow, joy and laughter shall be visitors in this month. In place of drought, may you be blessed with plenty. Your life shall...

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“EVERYONE WHO HAS LEFT [EVERYTHING]…WILL INHERIT ETERNAL LIFE” (Matt 19:29)

⏰Feast of St. Andrew (30 Nov 2017) ????Rom 10:9-18; Ps 19:2-3, 4-5 (R.v.5a); Matt 4:18-22 ????”EVERYONE WHO HAS LEFT [EVERYTHING]…WILL INHERIT ETERNAL LIFE” (Matt 19:29) My dear, on this last day of the month of November, and just before we go into the last month of the secular calendar year, the Church celebrates the Feast of St. Andrew, one of the very first apostles of Jesus. This feast tells us of the importance of depending totally on God in all things. The account of the call of the first four apostles, in the Gospel of Matthew, tells us something very...

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“YOU WILL BE HATED BY ALL FOR MY NAME’S SAKE. BUT NOT A HAIR OF YOUR HEAD WILL PERISH” (Luke 21:17-18)

⏰Wednesday of the Thirty-Fourth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (29 Nov 2017) ????Dan 5:1-6, 13-14, 16-17, 23-28; Ps 3:40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45 (R.v.40b); Luke 21:12-19 Do you think you are suffering in this life? Are you hated by people? Why are you suffering? Why are you hated? Some of us suffer for wrong purposes. Consider the reason for the handwriting on the wall of the palace of King Belshazzar (cf. Dan 5). In this case, the king was not suffering for God’s sake but for standing against God. If your suffering now even when all your hope is...

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WHAT DO YOU SEEK IN LIFE?

⏰Tuesday of the Thirty-Fourth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (28 Nov 2017) ????Dan 2:31-45; Dan 3:35, 37, 38, 39 (R.v.35b); Luke 21:5-11 The book of the prophet Daniel is one of the most often misinterpreted books of the Bible concerning the end time. In fact, there has been many interpretations that brings in the American government into the picture of Dan 2:31-45, all in the bid to explain the end time. Jesus warns us against listening to such end time false prophesies. Nonetheless, one sure message there is that the end is imminent for all of us. For me, it...

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