Category: Weekdays

“BE STRONG, FEAR NOT!” (Isa 35:4)

⏰Monday of the Second Week of Advent (11 December 2023) 📖Isa 35:1-10; Ps 85:9ab and 10, 11-12, 13-14, (R. Isa 35:4ff); Luke 5:17-26 “BE STRONG, FEAR NOT!” (Isa 35:4) It is my birthday, a day I always celebrated my mother in a special way and thank God for saving her life some years ago as she was giving birth to me. Providentially, she is with God now, and I am sure God will throw a party for her today. Kindly join me in praying that this vision of mine for her will be real. May her soul rest in peace....

THERE IS GOD!

⏰Friday of the Thirty-Second Week of Ordinary Time 1 (17 Nov. 2023 – Memorial of St. Elizabeth of Hungary) 📖Wis 7:22 – 8:1; Ps 119:89, 90, 91, 130, 135, 175 (R.v.89a); Luke 17:20-25 🎤THERE IS GOD! Do you still have any doubts, either by your actions or in your mind or even manner of speech, that there is God? Funny question, abi? OK. Let’s see how funny it is. There are different ways to doubt the existence of God:👉That time I was in a big trouble and decided to seek solutions in the house of witch doctors, or give out...

“I WILL BE WITH YOU… DO NOT FEAR, YOU SHALL NOT DIE” (Judges 6:16, 23)

⏰Tuesday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time 2 (22 Aug. 2023 – Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary) 📖Judges 6:11-24; Ps 85:9, 11-12, 13-14 (R.v.9b); Matt 19:23-30 🎤”I WILL BE WITH YOU… DO NOT FEAR, YOU SHALL NOT DIE” (Judges 6:16, 23) Beloved in Christ, in the Queenship of Mary, we celebrate her privileged connection with Jesus who is the King of Kings. Such honour is not an invention of man but a setting by God whose angel delivered the message to Mary, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour with God” (Luke...

“LAY UP FOR YOURSELVES TREASURES IN HEAVEN” (Matt 6:20)

⏰Friday of the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time 1 (23 June 2023) 📖2 Cor 11:18, 21b-30; Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7 (R.v.18b); Matt 6:19-23 🎤”LAY UP FOR YOURSELVES TREASURES IN HEAVEN” (Matt 6:20) In our world that is bedeviled by quest for consumerism and vain glory, the message of Jesus in Matt 6:19-23 makes an important meaning to us. What is the goal of my worship to God? Is it for the glory of God or for my own glory? Like Jesus who encouraged us to seek eternal treasure, St Paul reminds us in 2 Cor 11:18-30 of the importance of...

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

⏰Saturday of the Twenty-Ninth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (22 Oct. 2022 – Memorial of St. Pope John Paul II) 📖Eph 4:7-16; Ps 122:1-2, 3-4ab, 4cd-5 (R.v.1); Luke 13:1-9 🎤”CUT OFF FROM ME, YOU CAN DO NOTHING” (John 15:5) 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 the...

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

⏰Wednesday of the Twenty-Second Week of Ordinary Time 2 (31 August 2022) 📖1 Cor 3:1-9; Ps 33:12-13, 14-15, 20-21 (R.v.12b); Luke 4:38-44 🎤WE ARE MERE SERVANTS (cf. Luke 17:10) Congratulations as you made it to the end of this month, and warming up to embrace the new month. May this month end also bring to an end, all your worries and troubles so that the new month will usher in spiritual, economic and health renewal in your life. Amen. Who do people give praise to when you render service among them? Do you make it appear as if the strength...

DO NOT TREAT THE WORD OF GOD WITH CONTEMPT

⏰Friday of the Thirteenth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (01 July 2022) 📖Amos 7:4-6, 9-12; Ps 119:2, 10, 20, 30, 40, 131 (R. Matt 4:4); Matt 9:9-13 🎤DO NOT TREAT THE WORD OF GOD WITH CONTEMPT Beloved in Christ, it is once more a new month, the 7th in the order of months. According to Gen 2:2, “By the seventh day, the work God had done was completed, and he rested on the seventh day from all the work he had done.” I pray with you that in this 7th month of the year, the work of God may come...

“…AND HIS MOTHER KEPT ALL THESE THINGS IN HER HEART” (Luke 2:51)

⏰Saturday of the Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time 2 (25 June 2022 – Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary) 📖Lam 2:2, 10-14, 18-19; Ps 74:1-2, 3-4, 5-7, 20-21 (R.v.19b); Luke 2:41-51 🎤”…AND HIS MOTHER KEPT ALL THESE THINGS IN HER HEART” (Luke 2:51) What is that seemingly hopeless situation you have found yourself in? Is it something that has defiled possible solutions? I’m sure it wouldn’t be worse than the conditions in which the Israelites found themselves while in exile as the book of the Lamentation shows. If the Lord could deliver them from such pain and misery, how...

AN IDLE MIND IS THE DEVIL’S WORKSHOP

⏰Friday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time Year 2 (28 January 2022 – Memorial of St. Thomas Aquinas) 📖2 Sam 11:1-4a, 5-10a, 13-17; Ps 51:3-4, 5-6ab, 6cd-7, 10-11 (R.v.3a); Mark 4:26-34 🎤AN IDLE MIND IS THE DEVIL’S WORKSHOP You see! Not only does the society abhor laziness or idleness, it is dangerous to our spiritual life. Can you not see what it did to David? The right thing was that David would lead the people to war as the king. Instead he stayed back at home whirling away in idleness. It was in that situation that the devil struck...