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IT IS NOT JUST ABOUT YOU…

⏰Saturday of the Thirty-First Week of Ordinary Time 1 (11 Nov. 2017 – Memorial of St. Martin of Tours) ????Rom 16:3-9, 16, 21-27; Ps 145:2-3, 4-5, 10-11 (R.v.1); Luke 16:9-15 Imagine how boring this world would have been if you are the only one living in it. Adam didn’t find it funny (cf. Gen 2:20). There is this sociological saying that further buttresses the point, “Nobody is an island entirely of itself; everybody is a piece of a continent, a part of the main.” It is the same point made in African philosophy, “I am because we are.” It is...

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USE WHAT YOU HAVE TO WIN YOUR SALVATION

⏰Friday of the Thirty-First Week of Ordinary Time 1 (10 Nov 2017 – Memorial of Pope St. Leo the Great) ????Rom 15:14-21; Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4 (R.v.2b); Luke 16:1-8 Yes! I mean that very thing you have as a gift from God – your wealth, wisdom, strength, speech, time, even your phone… Yes, I mean your phone. Great opportunities abound for us to work out our salvation from, but how many of us take notice. Let me talk about your phone, for instance. I believe that is what you are using to read this message; you use it to operate...

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“LOVE IS THE FULFILLING OF THE LAW” (Rom 13:10)

⏰Wednesday of the Thirty-First Week of Ordinary Time 1 (08 Nov 2017) ????Rom 13:8-10; Ps 112:1b-2, 4-5, 9 (R.v.5a); Luke 14:25-33 There is something that happened in Matt 22:34-40 that we need to pay attention to. The Pharisees are the teachers of the Law, and they try to preserve the Law against adulteration. Hence, they parade themselves as models. So, apart from tempting Jesus, they also wanted to prove their sanctity by their keeping of the Law. Jesus then educated them, just as St. Paul reiterates in Rom 13:8-10, that nobody can claim to be keeping the Law if he...

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

⏰Tuesday of the Thirty-First Week of Ordinary Time 1 (07 Nov 2017) ????Rom 12:5-16a; Ps 131:1, 2, 3; Luke 14:15-24 In 1 Cor 12:12ff, St. Paul made an analogy of the body and how the individual parts of the body work together to achieve sustenance. In the end, as he also did in Rom 12:5-16, he made us to understand that we are those individual parts of the body, which is Christ. Since our goal is to be united with Christ, everyone of us must bring out what he has to assist others in growing. How much effort are you...

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“IN YOUR GREAT MERCY, ANSWER ME, O LORD” (Ps 69:14)

⏰Monday of the Thirty-First Week of Ordinary Time 1 (06 Nov 2017) ????Rom 11:29-36; Ps 69:30-31, 33-34, 36-37; Luke 14:12-14 My dear, it is a brand new working week. On this day, the Lord shall mercifully close down any door that might lead to shame in your life and open for you, doors of fame, miracle and extraordinary favour. Amen Those who used to look down on you will begin to make positive references with your name. The light of Christ will lead you to the place where your blessings wait for you. You shall no longer be pitied but...

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“THEY PREACH, BUT DO NOT PRACTICE (Matt 23:4)

Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) Mal 1:14b – 2:2b, 8-10; Psalm 131:1, 2, 3; 1Thess 2:7-9, 13; Matt 23:1-12 Today, I remember some words that are ascribed to St. Augustine, “For you, I am a priest; with you, I am a Christian. I rejoice at what I am with you, but what I am for you terrifies me.” As I was going through the readings for today’s liturgy, terrible fear enveloped me. I realized once more how delicate is this precious vocation that I embraced. To be frank, I have enjoyed every minute of my priestly life such...

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“THE LORD WILL NOT ABANDON HIS PEOPLE” (Ps 94:14)

⏰Saturday of the Thirtieth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (04 November 2017 – Memorial of St. Charles Borromeo) ????Rom 11:1-2a, 11-12, 25-29; Ps 94:12-13a, 14-15, 17-18 (R.v.14a); Luke 14:1, 7-11 This is the end of the week. On this day, I pray for you that God may also bring to an end, all your difficulties, failures, sorrows, and everything that draws you back. May he end your tears and put smiles back to your face. Amen. Don’t allow the evil plant a seed of depression in you, in case you have a target you are not able to meet yet...

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“THE GOOD SHEPHERD LAYS DOWN HIS LIFE FOR THE SHEEP” (John 10:11)

Friday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time 1 (03 Nov 2017- Memorial of St. Martin de Poress) My dear, Jesus is the good Shepherd who lays down his life for the sheep. He goes on working among us with the Father (cf. John 5:17). He does not need to take permission from anybody in order to carry on this work in us, and nobody or law can stop him (see Luke 14:1-6). Do you know what? Not even death could stop him from saving us. No angel of death and peril would stop him from saving you. Amen And...

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WE TOO CAN BE SAINTS

⏰THE SOLEMNITY OF ALL SAINTS 📕Rev 7:2-4, 9-14; Psalm 24:1-2, 3-4ab, 5-6 (R.v.6a); 1 John 3:1-3; Matt 5:1-12a Today, the Holy Mother, the Church celebrates Solemnity of All Saints. In this celebration, a union of the Church Militant (Church on earth) and the Church Triumphant (Church in Heaven) is celebrated. This is, practically showing what we declare in the Creed when we profess our faith in the communion of the Saints. All is geared towards an appreciation of Gods invitation to us to a life of holiness and his generous gift his grace that would help us to live that...

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“THE CREATION ITSELF WILL BE SET FREE FROM ITS BONDAGE” (Rom 8:21)

⏰Tuesday of the Thirtieth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (31 October 2017) ????Rom 8:18-25; Ps 126:1-2ab, 2cd-3, 4-5, 6 (R.v.3a); Luke 13:18-21 According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, “Hope is a supernatural gift of God, by which we firmly trust that God will give us eternal life and all means necessary to obtain it, if we do what he requires of us.” In our world today which is full of troubles and uncertainties, St. Paul reminds us, through his Letter to the Romans (Rom 8:18-25), of what the prophet Isaiah said in Isa 2:2, “It shall come to...

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