Tuesday, 12th Week in Ordinary Time “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Jesus’ teaching on treating others as one wishes to be treated is often referred to as the Golden Rule. Actually, this is not an exclusively Christian teaching. There are equivalents of the Golden Rule that exist … Continue reading POSITIVE GOLDEN RULE
Month: June 2021
BE FREE OF PREJUDICE
Monday, 12th Week in Ordinary Time “Who am I to judge?” must rank as one of the best-known phrases of Pope Francis – and sometimes misquoted or taken out of context. It is often used (and sometimes abused or misused) perhaps because it touches a very sensitive issue. How can we ever judge the … Continue reading BE FREE OF PREJUDICE
NATUTULOG BA ANG DIYOS?
12th Sunday in Ordinary Time “Natutulog ba ang Diyos?” Alam natin na ito ay title ng isang kantang pinasikat ni Gary Valenciano. But more than just a title of a song, it is an existential question that we ask in different stages of our life.It can be a haunting, disturbing, or soul-stirring question, particularly … Continue reading NATUTULOG BA ANG DIYOS?
DO YOU NOT YET HAVE FAITH?
12th Sunday in Ordinary Time Let us watch this video clip: Yoda on fear “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” Jesus, in today’s gospel passage, addresses the problem of fear. While Jesus and his disciples are in the boat, a … Continue reading DO YOU NOT YET HAVE FAITH?
THE LOVE OF CHRIST IMPELS US
12th Sunday in Ordinary Time John Powell, a Jesuit and a writer, has a book with a very interesting title, “Why Am I Afraid to Love?” According to the author, there is a great capacity and desire to love and to be loved within each of us. But sad to say, many people do … Continue reading THE LOVE OF CHRIST IMPELS US
Saturday, 11th Week in Ordinary Time “Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear.” We put a terrible burden upon ourselves when we cannot relax and trust in God. A word that is often used in our society is not worry, … Continue reading STRESS MANAGEMENT
TREASURES IN HEAVEN
Friday, 11th Week in Ordinary Time “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth… But store up treasures in heaven…” According to G.K. Chesterton, there are two ways to get enough: One is to accumulate more and more and the other is to desire less and less. Would you prefer working to … Continue reading TREASURES IN HEAVEN
Thursday, 11th Week in Ordinary Time It is such an astounding reality that it is almost impossible for us to comprehend the full meaning of the opening line of the Lord’s Prayer: “Our Father in heaven…” It assaults the way we so often think about our identity. It confronts our discouragements and fears. It … Continue reading OUR FATHER
Wednesday, 11th Week in Ordinary Time Robert Redford was walking one day through a hotel lobby. A woman saw him and followed him to the elevator. “Are you the real Robert Redford?” she asked him with great excitement. As the doors of the elevator closed, he replied, “Only when I am alone!” The … Continue reading HYPOCRISY
YOU MUST LOVE ALL
Tuesday, 11th Week in Ordinary Time Abraham Lincoln was once asked about his attitude toward his enemies. “Why do you try to make friends of them? You should try to destroy them.” Lincoln replied: “Am I not destroying my enemies when I make them friends?” That is a nice practical application of Jesus’ … Continue reading YOU MUST LOVE ALL