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).
Preach the gospel at all times use words if necessary. - St. Francis of Asisi
Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly. - G. K. Chesterton
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Monday, July 30, 2012
Again, the Kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls. When he finds a pearl of great price, he goes and sells all that he has and buys it."
Ang aking repleksyon para sa Miyerkules Agosto 1, San Alfonso Maria Liguorio, obispo at pantas ng Simbahan; Mateo 13:44-46
The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will collect out of his Kingdom all who cause others to sin and all evildoers. They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the Kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears ought to hear."
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Friday, July 27, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
My Reflections for Thursday July 26, Saint Joachim and Saint Anne, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Matthew 13:10-17
"But blessed are your eyes, because they see, and your ears, because they hear. Amen, I say to you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it."
Monday, July 23, 2012
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Friday, July 20, 2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
In a snap shot reading of the gospel it would seem that Jesus was afraid of the Pharisees because He avoided them. But He wasn’t; the time has not come yet for Him to face head-on His constant persecutors.
How many times have we misinterpreted others and branded them cowards simply because they run away from a fight or they did not meet the challenge to fight.
The person who runs or avoids physical confrontation is the true courageous person and it is best exemplified by Jesus. …
Peaceful, nonviolent, calm these nouns describe the behavior of Jesus when He was being pursued by the Pharisees to be killed. Those who do not know Jesus well would say that He is a coward. But He is not; He faced His persecutors on His own time and He faced them with courage and meekness.
How many senseless killings have happened simply because we were not able to hold on to our temper? The best example that we can have here are road rage crimes, simple traffic incidents that turns violent for the reason that we are not able to hold on to our rage.
In Luke 6:29 Jesus tells us: “To the person who strikes you on one cheek, offer the other one as well.” By His words and actions Jesus shows us that it pays to be calm and peaceful amidst the agitation of your persecutors. …
Some of the New Testament writings are actually the fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecies. In the Old Testament the Prophet Isaiah prophesied about Jesus the suffering servant whom the Father loved and with whom He was pleased.
Jesus knew of the plot by the Pharisees to kill Him. Instead of thinking how He can fight them back. He just went away and continued His ministry of healing. That is the great love of Jesus for His people. This love of Jesus is still within our midst right now we just have to be aware of it.
Maybe we don’t feel Jesus’ love for us. Why? Maybe we don’t pray and say thank you to Jesus for all the blessings that we receive. For example, in the morning when we wake-up and open our eyes do we thank God for the blessing of a new life?
Maybe we don’t attend Mass, maybe we are not aware of the Sacraments that Jesus has instituted to see as through as we go about our temporary journey in this world.