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


Sto. Niño                           Someone gave an advice with this play of words, “Always remember to forget the troubles that pass your way, but never forget to remember the blessings that come each day.” Someone else gave this reminder: “Try claiming God’s blessings instead of merely longing for them.”             I started off with these quotes … Continue reading BLESSED IN CHRIST


Sto. Niño                           Today is the Feast of the Sto. Niño – Feast of the Child Jesus. Today’s gospel reading is somehow giving us the meaning, relevance and significance of this feast in these words: “People were bringing children to Jesus that he might touch them.” As we celebrate this feast, we are bringing, literally, … Continue reading CHILDLIKE POWERLESSNESS