July 20, 2019

The time the children of Israel had stayed in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years. At the end of four hundred and thirty years, all the hosts of the LORD left the land of Egypt on this very date. This was a night of vigil for the LORD, as he led them out of […]

July 13, 2019

No disciple is above his teacher, no slave above his master. It is enough for the disciple that he become like his teacher, for the slave that he become like his master. (Mt 10:24-25) The focus of Chapter 10 of Matthew’s gospel is discipleship. This is evident even from a cursory reading. A prayerful reading […]

July 6, 2019

Jesus answered them, “Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.” (Mt 9:15) Chapter 9 of Matthew’s gospel touches on a powerful truth that distinguishes the ministry of Jesus from that of John […]

June 29, 2019

Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles I have competed well; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith. From now on the crown of righteousness awaits me, which the Lord, the just judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me, but to all who have longed for his appearance. […]

June 22, 2019

Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides. Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficient for a day is its own evil.” (Mt 6:33-34) Jesus had his priorities right. His first love and the goal of his existence was honoring […]


Meal and Sign of the New Covenant

“O sacrament of devotion! O sign of unity! O bond of charity!” One of the most stunning sights that nature creates, when the sun breaks through the clouds on a rainy day, is a rainbow stretching across the sky. The rainbow, the author of Genesis states, is a reminder that God is always with us. […]

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June 15, 2019

He indeed died for all, so that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised. (2 Cor 5:15) God calls us to a new life in Christ, and in him gives us both the image of what we are called to be and […]

June 8, 2019

Paul remained for two full years in his lodgings. He received all who came to him, and with complete assurance and without hindrance he proclaimed the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ. (Acts 28:30-31) Some years ago, a confrère, a gifted homilist and teacher, began to experience the effects of a […]

June 1, 2019

After his arrival, Apollos gave great assistance to those who had come to believe through grace. He vigorously refuted the Jews in public, establishing from the Scriptures that the Christ is Jesus. (Acts 18:27-28) The passage from Acts introduces Apollos, an Alexandrian Jew who converted to the Way of the Lord and was a brilliant […]