Quotations:

I am with you always until the end of this world - Jesus (Matthew 28:20).

Preach the Word in season and out of season reproving, rebuking or advising always with patience and providing instructions (2 Timothy 4:2).

Do not fear, Mary, for God has looked kindly on you (Luke 1:30).

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly. - G. K. Chesterton

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

My Gospel Reflection for June 28, Monday: Matthew 8:18-22

My Reflections:
In the first sentence of the gospel it would appear that Jesus was trying to evade the crowd that has been following Him for healing. But no the situation is not as what it appears it was rather time for Jesus to move-on and share His gift of preaching and healing with other places. Let us remember that He is an itinerant preacher; as much as possible He wanted to share His many super natural gifts with as many people as He can.

Each of us has been blessed by God with gifts that He wants us to share, it may be the gift of preaching, it may be the gift of writing about God it may be the gift of empathy and concern, it may be the gift of attentively listening to those who are burdened, it may be the gift of material wealth and the like.

Let us generously share these blessings let us not hoard it for ourselves. ...

Saturday, June 26, 2010

My Gospel Reflection for June 27, Sunday: Luke 9:51-62

My Reflections:
Why do we want to become a follower of Jesus or why do we want to serve in our church? Is it because of prestige, power and honor? If our answer is yes then we have a misplaced mindset in our service for God and His church.

True followership for Christ entails a lot of sacrifices; it requires boundless humility and huge amount of perseverance.

One way or another some of us may have felt that we were called by God to serve Him and His people. Let us always remember that this call is always to help Jesus carry His cross this call is not for us to reap honors and prestige. ...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

My Gospel Reflection for Friday June 18: Matthew 6:19-23

My Reflections:
Our eyes are the doorway to our soul, if we are happy it shows in our eyes and if we are sad it also shows in our eyes. We may be able to hide our sad emotion but our eyes will eventually betray us for it will show the true emotions of our hearts.

So how can we have ever glowing eyes that is full of happiness, contentment and serenity? The answer to this is very simple; we must store up treasures in heaven by means of doing good things to our fellowmen, by helping the poor in spirit and wealth.

By doing so we are already storing-up true treasures in heaven where neither moth nor decay destroys, nor thieves break in and steal. …

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Four Boyfriends...

Once upon a time there was a girl who had four boyfriends.

She loved the fourth boyfriend the most and adorned him with rich robes and treated him to the finest of delicacies. She gave him nothing but the best.

She also loved the third boyfriend very much and was always showing him off to neighboring kingdoms. However, she feared that one day he would leave her for another.

She also loved her second boyfriend. He was her confidant and was always kind, considerate and patient with her. Whenever this girl faced a problem, she could confide in him, and he would help her get through the difficult times.

The girl's first boyfriend was a very loyal partner and had made great contributions in maintaining her wealth and kingdom. However, she did not love the first boyfriend Although he loved her deeply, she hardly took notice of him!

One day, the girl fell ill and she knew her time was short. She thought of her luxurious life and wondered, 'I now have four boyfriends with me, but when I die, will I be all alone?'

Thus, she asked the fourth boyfriend, 'I loved you the most, endowed you with the finest clothing and showered great care over you. Now that I'm dying, will you follow me and keep me company?
'No way!', replied the fourth boyfriend, and he walked away without another word.

His answer cut like a sharp knife right into her heart.
The sad girl then asked the third boyfriend, 'I loved you all my life. Now that I'm dying, will you follow me and keep me company?' 'No!', replied the third boyfriend. 'Life is too good! When you die, I'm going to marry someone else!' Her heart sank and turned cold

She then asked the second boyfriend, 'I have always turned to you for help and you've always been there for me. When I die, will you follow me and keep me company?'

'I'm sorry, I can't help you out this time!', replied the second boyfriend. 'At the very most, I can only walk with you to your grave.'
His answer struck her like a bolt of lightning, and the girl was devastated.


Then a voice called out: 'I'll go with you. I'll follow you no matter where you go.' The girl looked up, and there was her first boyfriend. He was very skinny as he suffered from malnutrition and neglect.

Greatly grieved, the girl said, 'I should have taken much better care of you when I had the chance!'

In truth, you have four boyfriends in your lives:

Your fourth boyfriend is your body. No matter how much time and effort you lavish in making it look good, it will leave you when you die.

Your third boyfriend is your possessions, status and wealth.When you die, it will all go to others.

Your second boyfriend is your family and friends. No matter how much they have been there for you, the furthest they can stay by you is up to the grave.


And your first boyfriend is your spirit. Often neglected in pursuit of wealth, power and pleasures of the world.

However, your spirit is the only thing that will follow you where ever you go. Cultivate, strengthen and cherish it now, for it is the only part of you that will follow you to the throne of God and continue with you throughout Eternity.

Thought for the day: Remember, when the world pushes you to your knees, you're in the perfect position to pray.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

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My Gospel Reflection for June 6 Sunday Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ: Luke 9:11-17

My Reflections:Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) this is the same Body and Blood that we partake when we receive Holy Communion during the celebration of the Holy Mass.

There are countless stories about the miracles of the Body and Blood of Christ some are well known some are not there are even some that has not been told yet or perhaps it will never be told it will just be kept in the hearts and minds of those who adored and were enlightened by Jesus in the celebration of the Holy Mass and during their Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration.

In the gospel there were more than five thousand people who were following Jesus and they have no food to eat. So the apostles told Jesus to dismiss them so that they can find a place where they can stay and eat.

But Jesus said to them: "Give them some food yourselves." And right there and then the miracle of the multiplication of the Bread slowly started to unravel before the apostles eyes with five loaves and two fish —they were able to feed more than Five thousand people.

The miracles of the multiplication of the loaves and fish emanated from the mercy and love of Jesus, let us remember that these people who’ve been following Him were the very same people whom He had performed miracles and healings: Jesus did not want them to go hungry and so He feed them all and they had more to spare.

These feeding of the multitude still happens today when we attend the celebration of the Holy Mass Jesus thru the priest during Holy Communion still gives us His blood and Body for us to partake.

Let us take notice of the actions of Jesus in the gospel: He looked-up to heaven, He blessed the bread broke them and He gave them to the disciples to give to the crowd who have nothing to eat. These actions are the very same actions that the priest does during the celebration of the Holy Mass during the second part of the Mass. (Liturgy of the Eucharist)

As Jesus was merciful and loving to the crowd in the gospel and to us also now; He wants us also to be His channel of mercy and love to our fellowmen. Let us remember this solemnity of the Body and Blood of our Lord by always making a big difference in the lives of those who are going hungry, those who have less in life, those who are poor in spirit and wealth and those who are already desperate because of poverty.

Let us be the living Body and Blood of Jesus. …