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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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

My Gospel Reflections for Friday July 29 Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time: Luke 10:34-42

My Reflections:
What was the better part that Mary did according to Jesus? Mary gave her time to Jesus by listening to Him. How about Martha? She was preoccupied   with worldly things that she had no time to sit down and listen to Jesus.

Martha is essentially very much like all of us very busy with worldly things such as to earn a living, to do our house chores, to take care of our family, to go on vacation and many more worldly activities.  There’s nothing wrong with these activities because we are presently citizens of this world.

But let us not give our everything to this fleeting and temporary world let us allocate precious time with Jesus let us allow Him to speak to us. There are some of us who complain that Jesus is deaf to our pleadings perhaps this is so because we very seldom sit-down and listen to Jesus. …

Monday, July 25, 2011

My Gospel Reflections for July 27 Wednesday Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time: Matthew 13:44-46

My Reflections:
What are we willing to give—up for the sake of God? There are countless worldly things that we need to give-up and most of these worldly things are very hard to let go.  For example treasures power and other worldly possessions it’s so hard to let go of these things.

But there is something that is infinitely glorious than the things of this world. What is it? It’s God! Once we find Him in our lives we will be willing to let go of our everything and we will be prepared to forget ourselves for Him.

Let us continue our search for Him, let us not tire and let us not give-up until we find Him. …

Thursday, July 21, 2011

My Gospel Reflections for July 24 Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Matthew 13:44-46

My Reflections:
Jesus depicted His kingdom as treasure and pearl that whoever will find it will give up everything just to have it. Indeed the kingdom of God is a priceless treasure and pearl that we must all try very hard to possess. For what it will do us if we have treasures in this world yet we don’t have God in our lives.

The riches of this world are all passing and temporary we will leave it all somewhere along the path of our lives. Whether we like it or not we have to leave everything that we have in this world. So what will remain?   The one that will forever be there for us is God; the one that shall bring us to heaven is God. These temporary things that presently surround us will not be able to bring us to our eternal heavenly destination. It’s only through God that we will be able to go to heaven.

That’s why in our first reading the Lord was very pleased with king Solomon for the reason that he did not ask for any material or temporary things instead, he choose to ask for wisdom. Wisdom to know the heart of his people and wisdom to know the heart of God.

The same is true in our gospel; the person found the true treasure of life that is Jesus; he willingly gave-up everything just to have Him. The same also with the merchant when he found the true pearl of his life that is Jesus he sold everything in his possessions so that he could possess the greatest pearl that is Jesus.

Let us not yield Jesus for the temporary trappings of this world for what is inside this world are all temporary and passing.

But Jesus will always be there for us until we are able to reach His kingdom in heaven. …