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Monday of the 1st Week of the Year

Mk 1:14-20 The Call of the First Disciples I can still remember when I was applying as a seminarian because I wanted to become a priest. I underwent a process and passed through several steps like: taking entrance exam, workshops, … Continue reading

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Tuesday of the 1st Week of the Year

Mk 1:21-28 The Cure of a Demoniac An Unknown Source mentioned about two rules in relation to people in authority that: Rule #1: The Boss is always right. Rule #2: When the Boss is wrong, refer to rule #1. Jesus, … Continue reading

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Wednesday of the 1st Week of the Year

Mk 1:29-39 The Cure of Simon’s Mother-in-law The book of Sirach says: “My son, when you are ill, delay not, but pray to God, who will heal you,” (38:9). In today’s gospel, Jesus cures Peter’s mother-in-law. This shows that the … Continue reading

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Thursday of the 1st Week of the Year

Mk 1:40-45 The Cleansing of a Leper In today’s gospel, the leper begs Jesus if He is willing to heal him. Jesus is very much willing to heal him, not from a distance but at a closed range by touching … Continue reading

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Friday of the 1st Week of the Year

Mk 2:1-12 The Healing of a Paralytic Martin Luther said: “Pray as if everything depends on God, then work as if everything depends on you.” Jesus in today’s gospel reading teaches us about prayer. The first lesson is, in order … Continue reading

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Saturday of the 1st Week of the Year

Mk 2:13-17 The Call of Levi There are many people who are drawn to Jesus whom they considered as unwanted and unlovable, such as: the lame, the blind, the lepers; the homeless, such as: the widows and orphans; public sinners, … Continue reading

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