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 […]

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 […]

ARE WE DIFFERENT FROM OUR MASTER?

HOMILY FOR THE EIGHT SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR C. Readings: Sirach 27:4-7; Psalm 92; 1 Corinthians 15:54-58 and Luke 6:39-45. Back then in my novitiate year, our novice master customarily would say, “A novice is properly formed when he behaves like his master.” The likely questions ensuing are these: are the words and actions […]

REJECTION AND OPPOSITION TO SERVANTS OF GOD

HOMILY FOR FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR C. Readings: Jeremiah 1:4-5,17-19; Psalm 71; 1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13 and Luke 4:21-30. Naturally, everyone wants to be accepted and some go as far as denting the image of others and presenting themselves ‘as good persons’ for them to be accepted. Rejection teaches us about where we stand. […]