A spiritually free person is someone who has self-mastery. Someone who has grown in the life of grace and has authentically lived Catholic life filled and moved by the same love of Jesus.
NOT all prayers may be answered by God, but a prayer that is sincere and persevering will ALWAYS be fulfilled!
We, as believers, are expected to contribute our faith convictions to the discussions on all the important issues that are facing our country—on abortion, on racism, etc.
Jesus has to leave His disciples behind not because He no longer cares for them but because it is to do something good to them.
Let us crave to be lowly - poor in spirit, to have a pure heart, confident that if we are, we will one day see God. ONLY in that can we find true happiness in the presence of our God and so we pray to realize it.
The last words of Jesus on the cross were words of comfort. They were invitations to trust and have faith in Him as our Savior. He is the sacrificial lamb, who let go of His mortal body so that our bodies may find salvation.
Though we may find ourselves locked down in our homes, we can still be connected to God and share love to one another. Ways may be different, but it is the same love that we were compelled by God to do.
The main message of this feast is that the acceptance of the cross is the only road to ultimate victory and happiness. It is to accept our cross even if it means a painful and sad death.
Joy comes from making use of God’s precious gift of time. Fear, useless worries and anxieties will not help us become victorious against the threat of COVID-19. Make this moment in time matter. Choose to make it glorious … a special moment.
If we love God and His Church, it is not because Church law or God’s commandment obliges us so. Remember what Jesus said in Scriptures, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.”
We have been “presented” a Messiah, who has lived by the love of His Father and has been “love” incarnate. Such love MUST also be incarnated through our life and example.
We should capitalize on the better future promised by God. A kingdom, He alone can offer beyond any organized or established “kingdoms” that the world offer.
God remains to be a loving Father. He provides us with channels of graces in order that we may come to appreciate His presence in our midst … to be able to notice His almighty hand at work in our lives.
Good Friday is only a beginning of a greater feast. Jesus invites us to follow in His footsteps to return to the Father victorious and glorious over sin and death.
The Feast of the Baptism of Jesus as it marks the end of the Christmas Season, invites us to recommit ourselves to our baptismal promises. It is a lifetime commitment. May we think, act, do what Christ calls us to do as in our baptism.
Joy as it is gift from God is also a choice. Let us choose to be joyful as Christ leads us to JOY.
The raising of Lazarus draws us towards the LIGHT, Jesus Christ. Such light gives us hope and an assurance of eternal life.
Who are the "Lazaruses" of today? Let us name them and in gratitude proclaim how God's tremendous gifts could change the face of the earth.
Faith is not just passive reliance but a deeper trust which entails not only believing but doing as it seeks understanding. It is to hold on and NOT to let go of God no matter what happens acknowledging His unfailing love. In fact, faith is a proactive response to such love.
Jesus teaches His disciples about true humility and choosing it in the "Parable of the Invited Guests."
The Epiphany reminds us of God's constant "manifestations" in our lives and the impact it brings to Catholic-Christian living. May we constantly search for that star leading to Christ, the truth.
Advent is to LIVE in the PRESENT REMEMBERING the PAST, BELIEVING and WAITING in JOYFUL HOPE for a glorious FUTURE.
Do we have the same regard for the Body of Christ, the Corpus Christi like Hopkins, who brought the Blessed Eucharist up with him to space? How far can we go to make sure that we receive the Holy Eucharist signifying the Real Presence of Christ - BODY, BLOOD, SOUL and DIVINITY?
The 2nd Sunday of Lent is a clear manifestation of Christ's divinity. It is an invitation to share such divinity and to live it as "images of Christ."
Yes, our “crosses” could mean our pains and sufferings but may also mean the cost of our service for others when we share our TIME, TALENT, and TREASURE until it hurts us.
Our suffering is difficult if we own our sufferings to ourselves and so some people would end their lives that way. But if we cling to Christ’s assurance that there is hope even though how small that is, we have more reason to use it to our favor.
15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A - The Gospel expounds the Parable of the Sower where Jesus expresses to His disciples the unceasing love and forgiveness of the Father.
What MOVES you? What drives you to do something? In a word, IMPETUS! There could be something or someone that or who moves us to do something. St. Anthony of Padua could lead us through his virtuous ways.
In the midst of the disciples' worries and anxieties, Jesus comforted them by saying one of the most well quoted lines from scripture, "I am the way, the truth and the life." But, what do they mean?
Jesus comes to us, at times, in the most unexpected ways under various disguises. As we encounter Christ in our own Emmaus experience, let Jesus touch us in order that we may see Him in our neighbors
The significance of Easter reminds us that Holy week does not end on Good Friday nor does it end on Holy Saturday. It ends on Easter Sunday commemorating His resurrection. And even so it ends, it marks the beginning of a new life ... that we are called to live in faith and hope in the risen Christ.
Humans have become so technically evolved that they can now make a living, breathing person. A summit of scientists believed that because they now had the power to create life, God was no longer needed. So they all decided that someone should go and...
The Second Sunday of Advent challenges each Christian to "Prepare the way of the Lord" and "To make straight His paths." Whatever it implies resounds a strong commitment from among Christ's disciples