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

Monday, November 28, 2011

My Gospel Reflections for Friday December 2 First week of Advent: Matthew 9: 27-31


My Reflections:
How strong is your faith in Jesus? Is it as strong with the two blind men in the gospel? The two blind men were healed by Jesus because their faith in Him was rock solid. Our strong faith in Jesus will bring us healing it will bring us inner peace that this world will not be able to give us.

What will this temporal world give us? It will give us wealth but not faith, it will give us power but not faith and it will give us popularity but not faith.

It is only through Jesus that we can have faith, the same faith that the two blind men had. That is why their eyes were opened and healed courtesy of their deep faith in Jesus.

How is your faith in Jesus?

Friday, November 18, 2011

My Gospel Reflections for Monday November 21, Luke 2:1-4



My Reflections:
Pureness of intentions is always first with Jesus, He doesn’t care who you are, even your social status in life it doesn’t count on Him. What is important with Him is our  desire to help regardless of the amount that we give.

This is what we must follow when we treat people; because we are easily awed by the rich and we oftentimes look down on the poor. We must not judge based on their life’s status we rather judge them based on how sincere they are. But how can we decipher that an individual is sincere and true with his intention to help when we don’t have power to read a person’s mind?

This is very simple: We must always be true and sincere with whatever we say and do. ...     

Thursday, November 17, 2011

My Gospel Reflections for Sunday, Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ The King November 20: Matthew 25:31-46


My Reflections:
In 1925 by virtue of his encyclical letter Quas Primas Pope Pius XI mandated that every last Sunday of October is the Feast of Christ the King. This was done to impress upon us Christ's eternal authority over us it was also in response to the growing secularism at that time. In 1969 Pope Paul VI gave the celebration a new date. Henceforth it is now celebrated every last Sunday of the liturgical year.
What is the significance of the Solemnity of Christ the King in our lives? It encourages us to make Jesus the center and King of our lives; it persuades us to make Jesus the priority of our lives. In other words before anything else it must be Jesus first in our lives.

But look at what is happening now; Jesus is not first in our lives; Jesus in fact is the least to some of us. We need no factual statistics to validate this; we just need to look at the attendance of Mass goers. We look at the spiralling crime rate, the corporate greed wherein the rich becomes richer and they further push down the poor to the gutter. Obviously the Kingship of Christ is nowhere in their hearts, the kingship of Jesus is slowly being eroded by the kingship of materialism and greed.

Will we allow this erosion of the Kingship of Jesus in favor of the kingship of the secular world? We must not allow this to happen! We who are followers of Christ must see to it that He is always part and parcel of our daily lives. We may not verbally preach Him but we must learn to preach Him through our daily lives. As Saint Francis of Asisi has said: “Preach the gospel at all times; use words if necessary.”  This means that we must live the gospel in every moment of our lives by  doing so we will be perpetuating the kingship of Christ in this world. But this is seldom done now what is often preached now is greed, materialism, egotism and other forms of secularist teachings.

We are therefore being challenged by Jesus to help Him become more relevant in this present world. Now more than ever the world needs the Kingship of Jesus, His values and His teachings. Let us not run away from this responsibility that Jesus gives up, let us live His kingship, let us embrace it and let us share it.

Can we measure up to this challenge?   

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My Gospel Reflections for Saturday November 19: Luke 20:27-40


My Reflections:
Perhaps some of us are worrying as to what will happen to us when we die. Let us not worry about it because when we die there is no more worries only happiness. When we die there is no more conflict only loving friendships and when we die there is no more distinction as to who we are for we shall all be equal in God’s eyes.

The afterlife in the kingdom of God is the perfect life for us, let us aim for it while we are still in this worldly journey. Let us start by living our lives according to what God wants us to live it and we can do this by following the two greatest love commandments of Jesus. (Matthew 22:37-40)

By doing so we shall have a foretaste on how it is to live in the afterlife. ...