THE LIGHT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Saturday, 28th Week in Ordinary Time                        “The Holy Spirit will teach you…”             Jesus, in today’s gospel reading, is telling us that to refuse our inner vision, our spiritual insight, is a blasphemy, a sin, against the Holy Spirit. His strong words remind us that the Holy Spirit has been given to each of … Continue reading THE LIGHT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

MORE THAN MANY SPARROWS

Friday, 28th Week in Ordinary Time                            “Do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”             In Scriptures, birds symbolize many things. Sacred authors invoke their trust in the Divine Providence who supplies them with daily bread. The Lord presents himself thus to Job: “Who provides nourishment for the ravens when their … Continue reading MORE THAN MANY SPARROWS

HELPING OTHERS CARRY THEIR LOADS

Wednesday, 28th Week in Ordinary Time                   “These you should have done, without overlooking the others.”             In the first woe against the Pharisee, Jesus accuses them of neglecting justice and love of God while offering tithes of small herbs (mint, rue, and the like). Strikto sila sa pagtupad at pagpapatupad sa tamang halaga, bahagi … Continue reading HELPING OTHERS CARRY THEIR LOADS

ALMSGIVING

Tuesday, 28th Week in Ordinary Time                        “Give alms, and behold, everything we be clean for you.”             Jesus concluded today’s gospel passage by prescribing giving alms as a key to holiness. Almsgiving is an effective antidote to greed and selfishness. Giving to the poor cleanses everything.             Pope Leo XIII says that once the … Continue reading ALMSGIVING

WORLDLY RICHES AND WISDOM

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time                       We can see in today’s first reading and gospel reading the play between worldly riches and wisdom. We hear these words in today’s first reading: “I pleaded and wisdom came to me.”  “I preferred her to scepter and throne, and deemed riches nothing in comparison with her, nor did … Continue reading WORLDLY RICHES AND WISDOM