Category: Year II

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JESUS MAKES THE DIFFERENCE!

⏰Friday of the Twenty-Second Week of Ordinary Time 2 (07 September 2018) 📕1 Cor 4:1-5; Ps 37:3-4, 5-6, 27-28, 39-40 (R.v.39a); Luke 5:33-39 May the peace and love of Christ in all its fullness abide with you. Amen. Reading through Luke 5:33-39, it might not be so right to say that the fasting of the disciples of John the Baptist and the Pharisees was not right. They were fulfilling one of the essential requirements of the Law. The problem is that they did not realize that someone greater than Moses was in their midst (cf. Heb 3:3). In Rev 21:5,...

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… APPOINT FOR US A KING TO GOVERN US LIKE ALL THE NATIONS

⏰Friday of the First Week in Ordinary Time Year 2 (17 January 2020 – Memorial of St. Anthony, Abbot) 📖1 Sam 8:4-7, 10-22a; Ps 89:16-17, 18-19 (R.v.2a); Mark 2:1-12 🎤”… APPOINT FOR US A KING TO GOVERN US LIKE ALL THE NATIONS” (1 Sam 8:5) Social influence is not bad in itself but if it does not take us to our ultimate goal, which is found in the spiritual realm, it would be a scam.? Consider its effects in both 1 Sam 8:1ff and Mark 2:1-12. In the first, the people asked Samuel to appoint a king for them, and...

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“A HUMBLED, CONTRITE HEART YOU WILL NOT SPURN” (Ps 51:17)

⏰Thursday of the First Week in Ordinary Time Year 2 (16 January 2020) 📖1 Sam 4:1-11; Ps 44:10, 11, 14-15, 24-25 (R.v.27b); Mark 1:40-45 🎤”A HUMBLED, CONTRITE HEART YOU WILL NOT SPURN” (Ps 51:17) The word of God in 2 Chron 7:14 says, “… If my people who bear my name humble themselves, and pray and look for me and turn from their wicked ways, then I myself will hear from heaven and forgive their sins and restore their land.” That exactly was the difference between the Israelites who brought the ark of the covenant into the camp to ginger...

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…SAY, ‘SPEAK, LORD, FOR YOUR SERVANT HEARS

⏰Wednesday of the First Week in Ordinary Time Year 2 (15 January 2020) 📖1 Sam 3:1-10, 19-20; Ps 40:2 and 5, 7-8a, 8b-9, 10 (R.v.8a, 9a); Mark 1:29-39 🎤”…SAY, ‘SPEAK, LORD, FOR YOUR SERVANT HEARS’” (1 Sam 3:9) Prov 22:6 says, “Teach the child the way he should go, and he will not stray from it even when he is old.” The truth is that many of us are what we are today because our parents started on time to show us the way that leads to life. Hannah took the boy Samuel and placed him in the Temple so...

TAKE IT TO THE LORD IN PRAYER

⏰Tuesday of the First Week in Ordinary Time Year 2 (14 January 2020) 📖1 Sam 1:9-20; 1 Sam 2:1, 4-5, 6-7, 8bcd (R.v.1a); Mark 1:21b-28 🎤TAKE IT TO THE LORD IN PRAYER 🎼What a friend we have in Jesus! All our sins and grief to bear! What a privilege to carry Everything to God in prayer! Oh, what peace we often forfeit, Oh, what needless pain we bear; All because we do not carry Everything to God in prayer.🎷 After receiving the comforting words from her husband, as we saw yesterday (cf. 1 Sam 1:8), Hannah went to open her...

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AM I NOT MORE TO YOU THAN TEN SONS?

⏰Monday of the First Week in Ordinary Time Year 2 (13 January 2020) 📖1 Sam 1:1-8; Ps 116:12-13, 14 and 17, 18-19 (R.v.17a); Mark 1:14-20 🎤”AM I NOT MORE TO YOU THAN TEN SONS?” (1 Sam 1:8) My dear, I welcome you back fully to the ordinary time of the year. As we have always noted in this forum, there is nothing ordinary about the Ordinary Time; it is just the way of talking about the orderly way in which it is arranged in 34 weeks. Again, in ordinary time, the green colour is mainly used at liturgical celebrations. Green...