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Forgive and You Shall Be Forgiven

We continue to go about our business in God’s presence, acting nonchalant and pretending our unforgiving hearts somehow don’t really matter to God.
Publish date: 2020 - 9 - 13


 
Finding Yourself Requires a Sincere Gift of Self

Jesus’ stern rebuke of Peter in this Sunday’s gospel – “Get behind me, Satan! You are an obstacle to me” (Mt 16:23) – is quite remarkable, considering that he has just given Peter the keys to the kingdom of heaven and the power to bind and loose only a few verses earlier (cf. Mt 16:19). […]
Publish date: 2020 - 8 - 30


 
How Good It Is to be Able to Repent!

Repentance as a theme navigates its way masterfully through this Sunday's readings with persuasiveness and coherence.
Publish date: 2020 - 7 - 19


 
The Eucharist – a life-or-death issue

Like Moses, Jesus - the New Moses - sees the observance of the word of God as a life-or-death issue.
Publish date: 2020 - 6 - 14


 
From Shadows and Images into the Truth

Ever a gifted orator, St. Augustine was able to deliver a whole lecture on biblical theology in a few words: “The New Testament is hidden in the Old, and the Old Testament is manifested in the New”.
Publish date: 2020 - 5 - 10


 
What’s the relevance of resurrection during the coronavirus pandemic?

If resurrection is not true, then the whole foundation of our faith will come crumbling down.
Publish date: 2020 - 4 - 12


 
Experience the Power of the Word of God

Enable us to feel the power of your word - a word that is incarnate and living; a word that must be proclaimed, received and experienced; a word that commands our worship and veneration.
Publish date: 2020 - 3 - 8


 
Following Jesus’ Descending Path to Lowliness

My heart is at peace in following Jesus’ descending path to lowliness, which is really the ascending path to see God face-to-face. 
Publish date: 2020 - 2 - 9


 
The New Jerusalem As Envisioned by Isaiah

The time has come for all barriers to come down, all hatreds to disappear, and all hostilities among the nations to vanish.
Publish date: 2020 - 1 - 5


 
A Shoot from the Stump of Jesse and a Voice in the Desert

Two takeaways from this Sunday’s readings. Both are powerful prophecies of Isaiah.
Publish date: 2019 - 12 - 8


 
“For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save” (Luke 19:10)

We like to think that we can have God in our own pocket. But we’ve got it all wrong. It’s God who finds us and reveals Himself to us; it’s Him who saves us.
Publish date: 2019 - 11 - 3


 
Lord, Why Don’t You Listen?

The exasperating lamentation of Habakkuk will resonate with many of us who seek to exercise our own prophetic ministry of promoting love, truth, and life in a world intoxicated with hatred, lies, and the culture of death.
Publish date: 2019 - 10 - 6


 
Attending Mass with Humility and Holy Fear

Why do the Catholics genuflect, bow their heads, strike their chests, and make all kinds of gestures to humble themselves in the Mass? Now we know why.
Publish date: 2019 - 9 - 1


 
“All Things Are Vanity” (Ecc 1:2)

When that day comes, hopefully my son would also be confident that his dad “is rich in what matters to God” (Luke 12:21).
Publish date: 2019 - 8 - 4


 
No Turning Back

With the dawning of the New Covenant era, turning back is no longer an option; “postponing commitment to the kingdom is tantamount to rejecting it”.
Publish date: 2019 - 6 - 30


 
Is Jesus Departing for a Distant Star on His Ascension?

Could the Ascension account be a fabrication of Jesus’ followers, created to gloss over the tragic death of their master?
Publish date: 2019 - 6 - 2


 
Signs, Wonders, and Visions

The best three words that sum up this Sunday’s readings.
Publish date: 2019 - 4 - 28


 
Repent or Perish

Repent or perish (Lk 13:5). Jesus meant every word he said.
Publish date: 2019 - 3 - 24


 
Forgive and You Will Be Forgiven (Luke 6:37)

I remain hopeful that God would be able to win over her heart and turn it from a heart of judgement and condemnation to a heart of mercy and forgiveness.
Publish date: 2019 - 2 - 24


 
A Love Story Like No Other

A great mystery indeed is this marriage of heaven and earth.
Publish date: 2019 - 1 - 20


 
The Woman Who Makes Christmas Great

Jesus is our Lord and the reason why we celebrate Christmas. But in this Christmas, let’s also remember the woman who makes it great.
Publish date: 2018 - 12 - 23


 
The “Little Apocalypse”

Are we nearing the day of the sun darkening, the moon losing its light, and the stars falling from the sky?
Publish date: 2018 - 11 - 18


 
Can’t Appreciate the Bible? Try Typology.

Through the lens of typology, we see Jesus’ restoration of the blind man’s sight as one of many healing acts of our Lord that are meant to declare the end of the exile of humanity and its full restoration to glory
Publish date: 2018 - 10 - 28


 
Are You a Follower of Christ Or Just a Fan?

As fascinating as the Bible is, we must keep in mind that biblical interpretation is ultimately not academic but liturgical.
Publish date: 2018 - 9 - 9