Category Archives: 005. Dec 17-24 Weekdays

December 17

Matt 1:1-17 The Genealogy of Jesus We are already on the second day of our simbang gabi. Today’s gospel passage introduces us to the biblos geneseos, also known as the book of generation, or genealogy of Jesus.  This shows us … Continue reading

Posted in 005. Dec 17-24 Weekdays | Leave a comment

December 18

Matt 1:18-25 The Birth of Jesus Thomas a Kempis said: “Instant obedience is the only kind of obedience there is; delayed obedience is disobedience. Whoever strives to withdraw from obedience, withdraws from Grace.” Today’s gospel we hear about St. Joseph. … Continue reading

Posted in 005. Dec 17-24 Weekdays | Leave a comment

December 19

Luke 1:5-25 Announcement of the Birth of John In today’s gospel, angel Gabriel breaks the news to Zechariah about her wife bearing a child despite her barrenness and old age. Zechariah finds it unbelievable and he is afraid too, this … Continue reading

Posted in 005. Dec 17-24 Weekdays | Leave a comment

December 20

Luke 1:26-38 Announcement of the Birth of Jesus There are so many stories about the Infant Jesus being told. The following story is my favorite which is actually a legend involving St. Jerome and the Infant Jesus. That one Christmas … Continue reading

Posted in 005. Dec 17-24 Weekdays | Leave a comment

December 21

Luke 1:39-45 Mary Visits Elizabeth This gospel passage about the visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to her cousin St. Elizabeth brings me back to the day when Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger was elected as the Pope Benedict XVI. From the … Continue reading

Posted in 005. Dec 17-24 Weekdays | Leave a comment

December 22

Luke 1:46-56 The Canticle of Mary Fr. Fred Mislang, in his homily, made mentioned that Stanley Jones said that Mary’s Magnificat ‘is the most revolutionary document in the world.’ For the reason that: First, Mary sings about a moral revolution … Continue reading

Posted in 005. Dec 17-24 Weekdays | Leave a comment

December 23

Luke 1:57-66 The Birth of John What is in a name? When a friend of mine got pregnant, she and her husband began to discuss possible names for their child, even my name was included. Some of the names listed … Continue reading

Posted in 005. Dec 17-24 Weekdays | Leave a comment