Category: Fifteenth Week

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GOD IS THE HOPE OF THE HOPELESS

⏰Saturday of the Fifteenth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (20 July 2019) 📖Exod 12:37-42; Ps 136:1 and 23-24, 10-12, 13-15 (R.v.1); Matt 12:14-21 🎤GOD IS THE HOPE OF THE HOPELESS Did you notice the number of years that the Israelites spent in Egypt before God rescued them? 430 years (cf. Exod 12:40) was indeed a long time to breed hopelessness. It is true that not all those years were spent in oppression and slavery but a good percentage of it must have been spent that way. It does not matter to God how long you have been suffering; his focus...

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“THE CUP OF SALVATION I WILL RAISE; I WILL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD” (Ps 116:13)

⏰Friday of the Fifteenth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (19 July 2019) đź“–Exod 11:10 – 12:14; Ps 116:12-13, 15 and 16bc, 17-18 (R.v.13); Matt 12:1-8 🎤”THE CUP OF SALVATION I WILL RAISE; I WILL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD” (Ps 116:13) Who can speak when the Lord has not spoken? And when the Lord has spoken, who can refuse? According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist is the true body and blood of Jesus Christ, together with its soul and divinity, under the appearance of the bread and wine. The bread...

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“I WILL BRING YOU UP OUT OF THE AFFLICTION OF EGYPT” (Exod 3:17)

⏰Thursday of the Fifteenth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (20 July 2017) ????Exod 3:13-20; Ps 105:1 and 5, 8-9, 24-25, 26-27 (R.v.8a); Matt 11:28-30 God does not call anyone without commissioning him, and he does not commission without equipping the person. In trying to manage what the scripture scholars call the prophetic refusal in Moses (Exod 3:11, 13), God equips him with the required knowledge and the promises for the people. We see one of those promises in Exod 3:12 when God promised to be with Moses at all times. That promise is re-echoed today in the divine name which...

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“I WILL BE WITH YOU” (Exod 3:12)

⏰Tuesday of the Fifteenth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (18 July 2017) ????Exod 2:1-15a; Ps 69:3, 14, 30-31, 33-34 (R.v.33); Matt 11:20-24 There is really nothing we can do without God (cf. John 15:5). The wise know the mind of God, what he wants of us, and then follow it. No one can know the mind of God if it has not been revealed to him by Jesus. The only ones disposed to listen to Jesus are those who humble themselves like little children. It is to these that the mind of God has been revealed (see Matt 11:25-27). Some...

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GOD WRITES ON CROOKED LINES

⏰Tuesday of the Fifteenth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (18 July 2017) ????Exod 2:1-15a; Ps 69:3, 14, 30-31, 33-34 (R.v.33); Matt 11:20-24 The story of the birth and early life of Moses in Exod 2:1-15 reveals the nature of our Mighty God whose plans cannot be foiled nor soiled. No matter how much human elements try, his plans shall come to pass in your life. Amen. So, do not worry when life is throwing you up and down. Amidst the dangerous decree of Pharaoh concerning the Jews (cf. Exod 1:8ff), God still took Moses to the house of the king...

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“OUR HELP IS IN THE NAME OF THE LORD” (Ps 124:8)

⏰Monday of the Fifteenth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (17 July 2017) ????Exod 1:8-14, 22; Ps 124:1-3, 4-6, 7-8 (R.v.8a); Matt 10:34 – 11:1 “Every good and perfect gift comes above, from the Father of Light, in whom there is no change or shadow of a change” (James 1:17). With that in mind, it ought to be that we should always thank God for and with someone who has received a special gift from God. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Instead, we always see situations where efforts are made to pull such persons down. The story of the...