Monthly Archive: May 2021

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CARRIERS OF JOY AND LOVE

⏰Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (31 May 2021) 📖Zeph 3:14-18a; Isa 12:2-3, 4bcde, 5-6 (R.v.6b); Luke 1:39-56 The Prophet Zephaniah prophesied, “Shout for joy O daughter of Zion, sing joyfully… The King of Israel, the Lord, is in your midst” (Zeph 3:14ff). Mary was carrying this King of Israel in her womb and so became a source of joy to all who encountered her. Today, the Catholic Church commemorates her visit to Elizabeth (cf. Luke 1:39-56) and we see her bringing this joy into the household of Zechariah that even the child in Elizabeth’s womb slept...

“WISDOM DOES NOT ENTER THE WICKED SOUL” (Wisdom 1:4)

⏰Saturday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time 1 (29 May 2021) 📖Sir 51:12c-20b; Ps 19:5, 9, 10, 11 (R.v.9ab); Mark 11:27-33 🎤”WISDOM DOES NOT ENTER THE WICKED SOUL” (Wisdom 1:4) In Sirach 51:12-20, the wise man tells us how he prayerfully sought wisdom. The attitude he put up was that of humility, trust, repentance and reverence. He made this search as if his life depended on it. Indeed, his life depended on it! This is because the scriptures normally compares wisdom as the same as God. In fact, 1 Cor 1:24 declares Jesus as the power and wisdom of...

BE PRODUCTIVE AND LIVE!

⏰Friday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time 1 (28 May 2021) 📖Sir 44:1, 9-13; Ps 149:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6a, and 9b (R.v.4a); Mark 11:11-25 🎤BE PRODUCTIVE AND LIVE! Beloved in Christ, the time of the great harvest is ever closer. Please ensure that you bear good fruit which would ensure your continuous existence even after your earthly existence. Remember that the good that men do lives with them and follows them. But evil men have no good place in history (cf. Sirach 44:9-13). We must therefore encourage our leaders, in whatever capacity, whether spiritual or temporal, even as low as...

STAY FOCUSED ON JESUS; BEWARE OF THE CROWD!

⏰Thursday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time 1 (27 May 2021 – Children’s Day) 📖Sir 42:15-25; Ps 33:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 (R.v.6a); Mark 10:46-52 STAY FOCUSED ON JESUS; BEWARE OF THE CROWD! Beloved in Christ, try always to be focused in life and in communion with God. That is actually what you need to succeed. Don’t form the habit of basing your life upon how people might react to your actions. The story of the blind man, Bartimaeus (Mark 10:46-52) passes that important message to us, and even more. Remember our discussions of yesterday. The disciples were following Jesus,...

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JESUS IS EVER PRESENT WITH US

⏰Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord – Year B (13 May 2021) 📖Acts 1:1-11; Ps 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9 (R.v.6); Eph 1:17-23; Mark 16:15-20 May the grace of Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you always. Since the time Jesus began his earthly life, a lot of miracles, signs and wonders accompanied his actions. Now, he is prepared to return back to the Father from who he had come. His impending departure was very disheartening to his disciples. Hence, he decided to explain to them the meaning of his departure....