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Where are you God?

We must surrender our whole being to God, submit ourselves to His Holy will and His plan for us in order to hear God speaking to us in the silence.
Publish date: 2017 - 8 - 13


 
The parable of the sower

Where is the seed of faith sown in our hearts?
Publish date: 2017 - 7 - 16


 
What condemnation fails to achieve, love can

“Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” (Jn 3:17)
Publish date: 2017 - 6 - 11


 
“I am the way, and the truth, and the life” (John 14: 6)

Let us do all we can in our power to stay in Jesus' way as we walk towards our eternal destination in the kingdom of heaven.
Publish date: 2017 - 5 - 14




 
The meaning of Jesus’ transfiguration

The author shares why Jesus' transfiguration is empowering and enlightening.
Publish date: 2017 - 3 - 12


 
Have you chosen?

“If you choose, you can keep the commandments.” (First Reading, Sirach 15:15)
Publish date: 2017 - 2 - 12


 
Do good in the things we do every day

This is what we can do to make the world a better place for ourselves, our neighbors and for the least of our brothers and sisters.
Publish date: 2017 - 1 - 15


 
Learn from St. Joseph

What strikes me most in this gospel passage is how promptly and readily St. Joseph gave up his own plan to follow God's.
Publish date: 2016 - 12 - 18


 
Be steadfast in our faith

We have Jesus' promise that if we persevere and endure trials and sufferings to follow His way, "you will gain your souls" (Gospel reading, Luke 21:19)
Publish date: 2016 - 11 - 13


 
Do I pray and not lose heart?

Many times, I must confess that I have had great difficulty in accepting God’s plan for me …
Publish date: 2016 - 10 - 16


 
The parable of the prodigal son

If we are to identify with one of the sons, who are we?
Publish date: 2016 - 9 - 11


 
“mother against daughter and daughter against mother;” (Luke 12:53)

It is our human nature to focus first on tangible things that we can see and feel in this life. It is only with the eyes of faith that we can envision things that are eternal, the “unfailing treasure” (Luke 12: 32) in heaven promised by God. When not everyone in the family has the same vision of faith, conflict arises. And with faith, we shall overcome.
Publish date: 2016 - 8 - 14


 
Are we like Mary or Martha?

Whatever we do in our family, in work and in Church, we must do it not for our own personal satisfaction but for Jesus. Jesus is the reason for our service.
Publish date: 2016 - 7 - 17


 
Why would God choose David, such a sinner, adulterer and murderer to be King and why would He plan for Jesus to come from the house of David?

It was David’s repentance that mattered. No sin is too big to be forgiven.
Publish date: 2016 - 6 - 12


 
The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit

We who have received the Sacrament of Confirmation have received the gifts of the Holy Spirit, wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord. How are we using these gifts?
Publish date: 2016 - 5 - 15


 
Why don’t we just give in to worldly riches and pleasures?

Because of Jesus’ promise of eternal life to us, (Jn 10:28) we must “continue in the grace of God.” (Acts 13:43).
Publish date: 2016 - 4 - 17


 
Am I without sin?

Just by not condemning others, we are closer to Jesus who promised that “Neither do I condemn you.” (John 8:11)
Publish date: 2016 - 3 - 13


 
Are we worthy to receive the grace we have received from God to make us who we are?

Let us remember that Jesus died for us, out of God’s unconditional love for us, not because we are worthy.
Publish date: 2016 - 2 - 14


 
“Do whatever he tells you.” (John 2:5)

The miracle teaches us to have complete faith in God at all times and in everything, do whatever He tells us to. If God so desires, we who are “given the manifestation of the Holy Spirit” (1 Corinthians 12:7) may become small bolts and screws that fit into His divine plan.
Publish date: 2016 - 1 - 17


 
What should we do to have peace within us in this day and age of terrorism and self-destruction?

“Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4: 6-7)
Publish date: 2015 - 12 - 13


 
Are we approaching the end of time?

“But about that day or hour no one knows …. But only the Father” (Mark 13:32)
Publish date: 2015 - 11 - 15


 
“How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!”

In many ways, we fit into the category of those who have wealth that Jesus talked about.
Publish date: 2015 - 10 - 11


 
“I am the living bread that came down from heaven.”

“I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.” (John 6:52) When I first read this passage, my reaction was the same as the people who heard what Jesus said, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” (John 6:55)
Publish date: 2015 - 8 - 16