Category Archives: HOPE IN THE WORD

Sunday Reflections

What Should We Do?

Third Sunday of Advent (C) The crowd, the tax collectors, and the soldiers came to John the Baptist. The crowd was the ordinary people; the tax collectors were the life blood of the government; the soldiers were those who protected … Continue reading

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Anticipating The Banquet In His Kingdom

Second Sunday of Advent (C) I like to mention three Filipinos who made a difference in the life of many (though there are many more): 1. Corazon Aquino. She became the President of the Philippines during the country‚Äôs dark times … Continue reading

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Live Your Life With The End In Mind

First Sunday of Advent (C) Does it strike you that on the very first day of the Liturgical Year, the readings talk about the end of time? One reason can be that a person who does not keep his end … Continue reading

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The Kingdom

The Solemnity of Christ the King (B) Pilate could only conceive of a kingdom in terms of a throne, a palace, a strong army, unlimited wealth, subjects, innumerable servants and vast territory. For him these earthly things made the king, … Continue reading

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Jesus Is Near

Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) The Gospel today starts with a rather disturbing note. First, it shows us that Jesus could see the destruction of Jerusalem that happened in 70 AD, when the Romans occupied the city, ravaged it … Continue reading

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The Abundance of the Poor

Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) In countries where there is seeming abundance of food and benefits, where things are seemingly in place, where different kinds of insurances and life plans are set up, and where the pace of life … Continue reading

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Faith: Jesus’ Energy In Us

Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) We celebrated the opening of the Year of faith on October 11, 2012 and also the canonization of 7 more Saints on October 21st. In his Apostolic Letter, Porta Fidei, the Holy Father shows … Continue reading

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