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Sunday Reflections

Stewards of His Mysteries

Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. … Continue reading

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The Imperfect With The Perfect

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) On July 10, 2000, more than 200 people died and hundreds more were injured when the Payatas dumpsite in Quezon City, Philippines, collapsed in heavy rains. The collapse buried shanty homes of the nation’s … Continue reading

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The End

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) St. Anthony, the Abbot, whose feastday we celebrate on January 17 embraced asceticism. He was known for his wisdom and a life in the ways of Christ. He gave up his life of affluence … Continue reading

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Gift of Power and the Holy Spirit

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) Kings and members of the royal families are specially tutored in the arts of speech, literature and upholding of power, so that they can protect their kingdoms and sustain their royal stature. Similarly, presidents … Continue reading

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Blest Are They

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) The world offers us many things for its own sake. Among them are the following: 1. Information. One must outdo and outwit everybody else with what he knows, yet what he knows is only … Continue reading

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Light In A Land Of Gloom

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) The promise is fulfilled. The Messiah is here. He brings salvation to His people, so He proclaims: “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Mt 4: 17). Jesus calls His first disciples to … Continue reading

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Gratitude Is Attitude

SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (A) Today, the Gospel tells us of this mysterious and most awaited meeting of the voice and the Word, the precursor and the Lamb, the cousins John the Baptist and Jesus. The voice has to … Continue reading

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