Daily Archives: February 17, 2011

THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)

Is 9:1-4; 1Cor 1:10-13,17; Matt 4:12-23 The story is told about a despondent man who complained to his mother: “I’ve stopped going to the church for two reasons: I don’t like the people and the people don’t like me.” The … Continue reading

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FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)

Zeph 2:3, 3:12-13; 1Cor 1:26-31; Matt 5:1-12a It is told that when Mother Theresa was once cleaning the wounds of a leper, a millionaire businessman came to visit her. The disgusting stench of the wounds and the sight of the … Continue reading

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FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)

Is 58:7-10; 1Cor 2:1-5; Matt 5:13-16 Two children, a boy a girl, were playing bahay-bahayan. The neighbor heard that they were fighting and shouting at each other. So this neighbor went to the house in order to find out what … Continue reading

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SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)

Sir 15:15-20; 1Cor 2:6-10;Matt 5:17-37 (5:20-37) Two sinners visited a holy man and asked his advice. “We have done wrong,” they said, “And our consciences are troubled. What must we do to be forgiven?” “Tell me of your wrongdoing, my … Continue reading

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SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)

Lev 19:1-2,17-18; 1Cor 3:16-23; Matt 5:38-48 The Code of Hammurabi (1793-1750 B.C.), a precept to the law of retaliation which we heard awhile ago: “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth (Matt 5:38, Ex 21:24, Lev 24:19ff) … Continue reading

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EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)

Is 49:14-15; 1Cor 4:1-5; Mt 6:24-34 Somebody said that our time is an “Age of Anxiety.” It is because our world is marked by disquiet and misgiving; we feel insecure what will happen to us in the future; the systems … Continue reading

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NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR A)

Deut 11:18, 26-28, 32; Rom 3:21-25, 28; Matthew 7:21-27 One day, St. Ignatius of Loyola said to Fr. Lainez: “Suppose God let you choose, either to go to heaven now or to stay on earth with the chance of doing … Continue reading

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