Reflections Archive

Binhi ~ Matthew 13:1-23

Karamihan sa atin ay may mga taniman o “garden”. Lahat tayo, maalam man sa pagtatanim o hindi ay may ideya sa pagpupunla ng mga binhi. Alam nating lahat na hindi lahat ng naipupunla ay uusbong bilang isang mabungang pananim. Ang ibang binhi ay maaaring hindi na nga...

Humble heart that beats for God

It is easy to praise God when everything is going right while difficult when things are going wrong.  We forget to thank God when everything is doing well but we beg for help when we are in trouble. Why can’t we thank, praise, seek and think of God all the time,...

Demand and Reward

I find it amazing that the Scripture can challenge us in just a few brief words.  Today’s gospel brings to a close the so called missionary discourse in which Jesus instructs his disciples on what it actually means to be a disciple. Jesus speaks of the sacrifice...

After Thought ~ 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Our pilgrimage as a church has, in the past weeks, taken us from Easter through Pentecost, the Solemnity of the Holy Trinity, and just a week ago, to the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ.  To me, these celebrations remind us of the dignity that we do not...

The Words of Eternal Life – Corpus Christi Sunday

I started being involved in the church when I was in elementary.  I was invited by some elder sisters and people who happened to be catechists and servants then.  I remember how fascinated I was in attending masses, choir rehearsals and parochial events.  At a young...

The Blessed Trinity in You and Me

For more than three decades, I keep on doing the sign of the cross because I was born Catholic.  When I asked why three divine persons, it was explained in a way that I still cannot grasp.  All because it is a mystery meant to be taken into heart by faith.  And when...

Peace Be With You

"Pentecost is celebrating the descent of the Holy Spirit on the disciples of Jesus after His Ascension. Pentecost is also the day in which the church was started. Since the spirit brings the church into existence and enlivens it. Thus, Pentecost is the church's...

Commission – Ascension Sunday

Have you accepted your commission?  We are never too young or too old to tell others about God’s great love to all of us, the gift of new life and the Good News of our salvation through Jesus. The gospel passage os from the very end of Matthews’s gospel, before Jesus...

The Advocate | Neo Jeremiah

Oftentimes, we face difficulties in life. And as we look back, it is unexplainable how some people managed to help us in their own ways. It is incomprehensible how we managed to have the strength to go on and overcome such troubles; and after a while, in just a matter...

The Way, the Truth and the Life

I found comfort in the reassuring words of “do not let your hearts be troubled…” I remember when I was young, I got lost in church, surrounded by many people.  It took me a little while to realize that I didn’t know where my mother was. The truth was, I was lost the...

Shepherds With The Smell of Sheep

  As I tried to reflect on today's Gospel, I remembered one anecdote from my high school days, it was my first year in high school in an all-boys school when we were encouraged to take the sacrament of reconciliation. That was the second time I went to...

Prayers to St. Peregrine

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