Daily Archives: March 7, 2011

Monday of the 1st Week of Advent

Matt 8:5-11 The Centurion’s Servant In today’s Gospel a Roman centurion asks Jesus to cure his servant. Christ’s answer is both simple and beautiful: “I will come and cure him.” I am sure this word of Jesus surprised the Jews … Continue reading

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Tuesday of the 1st Week of Advent

Luke 10:21-24 Praise of the Father Leo Buscaglia, in his book, Living, Loving @ Learning (p. 73) and quoted by 365 Days with the Lord, said: “We’re very impressed with people who have impressive labels. We believe that an M.D. … Continue reading

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Wednesday of the 1st Week of Advent

Matt 15:29-37 The Healing of Many People For us Filipinos, we have a question that is typical of us by which I’m sure this replaces the question, ‘How are you?’ The question is, ‘Kumain kana ba?’ Just look at our … Continue reading

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Thursday of the 1st Week of Advent

Matt 7:21, 24-27 The True Disciple I do not know if you are familiar with this Latin metaphysical axiom “agere sequitor esse” (or ‘Action follows being’). This means that one must act according to one’s nature. The human person must … Continue reading

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Thursday after Ash Wednesday

Deut 30:15-20; Luke 9:22-25 The Conditions of Discipleship A man got lost in the desert. Walking and walking, he was so desperate to slack his thirst with a drink of water, then, he found a shack and entered to look … Continue reading

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Friday after Ash Wednesday

Is 58:1-9; matt 9:14-15 The Question About Fasting Sometimes last year I received a text message that says: “Lenten diet – 1. Eat your words, 2. Swallow your pride, 3. Digest God’s teachings, 4. For dessert, indulge in prayer.” What … Continue reading

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Saturday after Ash Wednesday

Is. 58:9-14; Luke 5:27-32 The Call of Levi An unknown author gave these tips about friendship in his Tips on being a Friend. He enumerated these tips as: Treat your friends the way you want to be treated; Keep secrets … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday

Joel 2:12-18; 2Cor 5:20-6:2; Matt 6:1-6, 16-18 Almsgiving, Praying, Fasting Today is Ash Wednesday and is a very important day in the life of the Church because this is the official beginning of Lent.  Today we are also going to … Continue reading

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Monday of the 9th Week of the Year

Mk 12:1-12 Parable of the Tenants I read this story about a fifth grade teacher in a Christian school in the U.S.A. asked her class to look at TV commercials and see if they could use them in some way … Continue reading

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Tuesday of the 9th Week of the Year

Mk 12:13-17 Paying Taxes to the Emperor In today’s gospel reading, the Pharisees and Herodians ask Jesus if it is lawful to pay taxes to Caesar or not. The question they ask Jesus is a trap. If He answers it … Continue reading

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Wednesday of the 9th Week of the Year

It is said that about 200 years ago, the tomb of the great conqueror, Charlemagne was opened. The sight, the workmen saw, was startling. There was his body in a sitting position, clothed in the most elaborate of kingly garments, … Continue reading

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Thursday of the 9th Week of the Year

Mark 12:28-34 The Greatest Commandment The Pharisees pride themselves that they know the law and their ritual requirements.  They made it a life-time practice to study the six hundred and thirteen precepts of the Old Testament along with the numerous … Continue reading

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Friday of the 9th Week of the Year

Mark 12:35-37 The Question about David’s Son Among the Jews the most common title for the Messiah (the Hebrew word for Christ or the Anointed One) was the Son of David. Today’s gospel reading is not easy to understand. Yet … Continue reading

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