JESUS AND HIS KIND OF KINGDOM

Christ the King                Once a year we celebrate the Solemnity of Christ the King. Today’s liturgy is proclaiming and reaffirming his universal kingship. However, the whole notion of Christ’s kingship is rather confusing. Did that person, Jesus, want to be a king? Remember that when the devil wanted to make him a king, Jesus … Continue reading JESUS AND HIS KIND OF KINGDOM

DEFILING GOD’S TEMPLE

Friday, 33rd Week in Ordinary Time                          Today’s gospel reading is known as “the cleansing of the temple.” The temple in Jerusalem was seen as God’s dwelling place. But what Jesus is saying is: “I am God’s dwelling place among you.” “My body is now the sacred dwelling place of God.” In cleansing the temple … Continue reading DEFILING GOD’S TEMPLE

GOD’S VISITATION

Thursday, 33rd Week in Ordinary Time                     “You did not recognize the time of your visitation.”             In the Old Testament, visitation has two meanings. When God visits his people, either he announces good news or gives punishment. God visits Abraham to announce the birth of their long-awaited offspring. God visits Sodom and Gomorrah to … Continue reading GOD’S VISITATION

FAITHFUL TO OUR CHARGE

Wednesday, 33rd Week in Ordinary Time                  Today’s gospel parable talks about nobleman who went off to a distant country. When the nobleman-turned-king returns, he exacts an accounting from his servants.             While the first two increase the sum of money through their industry, the third wraps it in a piece of cloth, earning no … Continue reading FAITHFUL TO OUR CHARGE