SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTION BY FR. EFREN JIMENEZ, OFM

Note: This article is a reflection on the first reading from the Book of Proverbs. Recently a fashion show with lots of flare for entertainment was dubbed as the ‘Naked Truth.” (There’s a lot of nakedness, but what kind of truth, that’s begging the question.) In one scene, a known Matinee idol was seen draggingContinue reading “SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTION BY FR. EFREN JIMENEZ, OFM”

Reflections on the Feast of All Souls By Fr. Efren ‘EJ’ Jimenez, OFM

• No doubt, the observance of the feast of all souls here in the Philippines is most unique – flowers, candles, food and drinks, and even music are part of the celebration. One cannot separate the bonding of the living and the dead, and among the living. Prayers and incensation are made and on topContinue reading “Reflections on the Feast of All Souls By Fr. Efren ‘EJ’ Jimenez, OFM”

SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTION for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time By Fr. Efren Jimenez, OFM

The image used by Jesus in today’s Parable is close to the Filipino heart – a wedding party! Any great occasion in fact can be a reason for a party, from Baptisms, to anniversaries, there is a party. Even a wake for the dead is a party, though in a more solemn mode. In theContinue reading “SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTION for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time By Fr. Efren Jimenez, OFM”