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FAITH IN THE MIDST OF CHALLENGES

HOMILY FOR TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR C. Readings: Habakkuk 1:2-3,2:2-4; Psalm 95; 2 Timothy 1:6-8,13-14; Luke 17:5-10 There is this popular saying that “Only the pillow knows the taste of our tears, the weight of our pains, the hidden emotions and broken hearts.” Some are able to share their pains with others, while […]

FAITH IN THE MIDST OF CHALLENGES

HOMILY FOR TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR C. Readings: Habakkuk 1:2-3,2:2-4; Psalm 95; 2 Timothy 1:6-8,13-14; Luke 17:5-10. There is this popular saying that “Only the pillow knows the taste of our tears, the weight of our pains, the hidden emotions and broken hearts.” Some are able to share their pains with others, while […]

ARE WE SENSITIVE TO THE WEAK AND THE POOR?

HOMILY FOR TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR C. Readings: Amos 6:1,4-7; Psalm 147; 1Timothy 6:11-16 and Luke 16:19-31. Today’s liturgy draws our attentions to people that are weak and poor in our neighborhoods, people who have no capacity to fulfill the minimum essential necessities of life. The prophet Amos and Jesus in the readings […]

ARE WE SENSITIVE TO THE WEAK AND THE POOR?

HOMILY FOR TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR C. Readings: Amos 6:1,4-7; Psalm 147; 1Timothy 6:11-16 and Luke 16:19-31. Today’s liturgy draws our attentions to people that are weak and poor in our neighborhoods, people who have no capacity to fulfill the minimum essential necessities of life. The prophet Amos and Jesus in the readings […]

WHAT OPTION DO WE HAVE FOR THE POOR?

HOMILY FOR TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR C. Readings: Amos 8:4-7; Psalm 113; 1Timothy 2:1-8; Luke 16:1-13. There is this popular saying by Helen Keller that ‘the only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.’ Today’s liturgy presents to us the foresight of a steward at the verge of losing […]

HOW DO WE RELATE WITH PEOPLE THAT HAVE GRAVELY OFFENDED US?

HOMILY FOR TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR C. Readings: Exodus 32:7-11.13-14; Psalm 51; 1 Timothy 1:12-17 and Luke 15:1-32. HOW DO WE RELATE WITH PEOPLE THAT HAVE GRAVELY OFFENDED US? 11.09.2022. There is a description of God in the second preface of the weekday Mass, which says, “Almighty and Eternal God, in goodness you […]

THE COST OF DISCIPLESHIP

HOMILY FOR TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR C. Readings: Wisdom 9:13-18; Psalm 90; Philemon 9-10.12-17 and Luke 14:25-33. Today’s liturgy has made me ponder on certain questions: Is it easy being a true Christian? Does Christianity demand too much from us? While pondering on what the cost of discipleship requires of us, the spirit […]

HUMILITY: THE MOTHER OF ALL VIRTUES

HOMILY FOR TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR C. Readings: Sirach 3:17-20.25-29; Psalm 65; Hebrews 12:18-19.22-24 and Luke 14:1,7-14. Two words that are often used in contrast are pride and humility. These words are what the liturgy of today sets for us to reflect on. The liturgy of today helps us to re-evaluate the basis […]

IS THERE SALVATION OUTSIDE THE CHURCH?

HOMILY FOR TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR C. Readings: Isaiah 66:18-21; Psalm 117; Hebrew 12:5-7.11-13 and Luke 13:22-30. A famous expression from the writings of Saint Cyprian of Carthage goes thus: “Outside the Church there is no salvation.” It is an axiom to indicate that the Church is necessary for salvation. Does this necessarily […]

CONSPIRACY AND FIGHT AGAINST EVIL

HOMILY FOR TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR C. Readings: Jeremiah 38:4-6.8-10; Psalm 40; Hebrew 12:1-4 and Luke 12:49-53. During my seminary days, one of my classmates, constantly said, “No matter what, I will continue to say the truth till I die” and jokingly we add, “na truth go kill us.” Standing for the truth […]

ARE YOU FAITHFUL?

HOMILY FOR NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR C. Readings: Wisdom 18:6-9; Psalm 33; Hebrew 11:1-2.8-19; Luke 12:32-48. How will you feel as a spouse, after years of trust and faithfulness, you realize that the children under your roof are not yours, but are someone else’s or some persons out there? How will you feel […]

THE FUTILITY OF LIFE AND THE DANGER OF HOARDING

HOMILY FOR EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR C. Readings: Ecclesiastes 1:2;2:21-23; Psalm 90; Colossians 3:1-5.9-11 and Luke 12:13-21 Today’s liturgy reawakens in us the reality of death, an inevitable end and a great equalizer. A reminder that we are in a transitory world and should not be attached to our possessions but have our […]