Daily Archives: June 15, 2011

Monday of the 4th Week of Easter

John 10:11-18 (or John 10:1-10) The Good Shepherd In the gospel passage today Jesus Christ calls His followers as sheep and to Himself as the shepherd. The image of the good shepherd is very important to us. It is because … Continue reading

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Tuesday of the 4th Week of Easter

John 10:22-30 Feast of the Dedication In biblical times sheep represent the chief wealth and the total livelihood of the people. Sheep provide them of the food to eat (1Sam 14:32), milk to drink (Is. 7:21-22), wool for the weaving … Continue reading

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Wednesday of the 4th Week of Easter

John 12:44-50 Recapitulation Just before the death of actor W.C. Fields, a friend visited him in his hospital room and was surprised to find him thumbing through a Bible. His friend asked him what he was doing with the Bible, … Continue reading

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Thursday of the 4th Week of Easter

John 13:16-20 The Last Supper Discourse I remember when I was still a college student, we took a Zoology subject. Our teacher explained first the theory of a particular knowledge before we went into the laboratory for the actual experiment … Continue reading

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Friday of the 4th Week of Easter

John 14:1-6 Last Supper Discourse It is said that the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin so feared for his safety that his residence in Moscow contained eight bedrooms. Each night Stalin chose a bedroom at random to ensure that no one … Continue reading

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Monday of the 3rd Week of Easter

John 6:22-29 The Bread of Life Discourse The prophet Isaiah asked this question: “Why spend your money for what is not bread; your wages for what fails to satisfy,” (Is.55:2). Jesus echoes the same question asked by the prophet, in … Continue reading

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Tuesday of the 3rd Week of Easter

John 6:30-35 The Bread of Life Discourse Napoleon Bonaparte was an artist in war and his long succession of victories were the marvel of the world. One day some of his generals were discussing and comparing their master’s great battles, … Continue reading

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Wednesday of the 3rd Week of Easter

John 6:35-40 The Bread of Life Discourse Jesus in today’s gospel calls Himself the ‘Bread of Life.’ But why does Jesus call Himself the bread of life? All of us know that bread is our staple food especially in the … Continue reading

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Saturday of the 4th Week of Easter

John 14:7-14 Last Supper Discourse You know, my name is a reminder of who I am before God. When I was in high school, I asked my mother where they got my name. She told me that they got it … Continue reading

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Thursday of the 3rd Week of Easter

John 6:44-51 The Bread of Life Discourse Karl Rahner in his written article, Conversion in the encyclopaedia of theology, Sacramentum Mundi (vol. II, p. 4), says: “From the Biblical and dogmatic point of view, man’s free turning to God has … Continue reading

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Friday of the 3rd Week of Easter

John 6:52-59 The Bread of Life Discourse I read this true story told by a priest (April 11, Bible Diary 2008) in his homily that during communion a man came to him twice! In order not to embarrass him, the … Continue reading

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Saturday of the 3rd Week of Easter

John 6:60-69 The Words of Eternal Life Many people are attracted to Jesus because He offers them something irresistible: God’s loving kindness and mercy that were shown in His wonderful works of healing, deliverance and miraculous feeding of the five … Continue reading

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