3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time                         The scene in today’s gospel narrative of Jesus calling Simon and Andrew, then James and John, is a very personal moment between themselves and the Lord Jesus. It is also a moment whose features should be part of every Christian’s life. The Lord calls the four, they leave their … Continue reading CALLING, LEAVING, AND FOLLOWING


Friday, 2nd Week in Ordinary Time             Jesus, in today’s gospel reading, chooses twelve whom he also names apostles. His choice is not dependent on any qualifications or criteria. The Twelve are ordinary working men, most of whom with no great educational background or social prominence.             Let me give you a short and partial … Continue reading APOSTLES


Thursday, 2nd Week in Ordinary Time                       “He had cured many…”             Today’s gospel reading portrays how Jesus is being followed by different groups from all over Palestine. They all want to see him, to listen to him, and to touch him to be healed of their illnesses. Jesus has become very popular; and it … Continue reading HEALING


Monday, 2nd Week in Ordinary Time                         “New wine is poured into fresh wineskins.”             We humans are often schizophrenic when it comes to the old and the new. On one hand, we are creatures of tradition. We follow the same daily routine. We find comfort in things which are familiar. Change is something we … Continue reading NEW WINE IN NEW WINESKIN


2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time                        Jesus asks two of John the Baptist’s disciples: “What are you looking for?” Katumbas nito ang pagtatanong na: “What do you want?” The disciples simply ask, “Rabbi, where are you staying?” Another translation is: “Where do you live?” Nais nilang malaman kung saan naninirahan si Hesus, saan sila maaaring … Continue reading COME, STAY WITH ME