“Whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be the first among you must be a slave of all” by Fr. John Muscat, OFM

In today’s 1st reading from second-Isaiah, we have a reference to the servant of God, as this prophet called the future Messiah. It is God’s will that the Servant should suffer and offer himself as a sin-sacrifice for mankind. But his life will not really end in death, it will be given back to himContinue reading ““Whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be the first among you must be a slave of all” by Fr. John Muscat, OFM”

“27th Sunday in Ordinary Time” by Fr. Greg Redoblado, OFM

I BELIEVE, the RH-Bill issue will not really solve the problem of our country but will only aggravate the situation, producing more broken homes and devastated children. Our Gospel this Sunday speaks about the sanctity of marriage and the care for children. Talking about marriage, Jesus said, “What God has joined together no human beingContinue reading ““27th Sunday in Ordinary Time” by Fr. Greg Redoblado, OFM”

“Master, I want to see!” by Fr. Jesus

We are spiritually blind, 1)when we fail to see, or to admit, our faults, our shortcomings, our pride, our selfishness; 2)when we fail to see, or refuse to see, the needs of our fellowmen, the plight of the poor, the sick, the hungry and the jobless; 3)when we fail to see Christ in our brothersContinue reading ““Master, I want to see!” by Fr. Jesus”

“The Kingdom of God is at Hand” by Fr. Jesus

Unlike earthly kingdoms, God’s kingdom is not made of gold, glitter and glamour. No castles, cavalry or courtiers there. In today’s gospel we hear the opening words of Jesus at the start of his public ministry. As in a relay marathon, wherein a runner takes over the baton from another and carries on with theContinue reading ““The Kingdom of God is at Hand” by Fr. Jesus”

“The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit” by Fr. John Muscat, OFM

Our unworthiness should not, and must not, stop us from availing ourselves of this divine love and from doing what we can to prove how we value and sincerely appreciate the love and goodness of the Blessed Trinity for us. All those who would enter the new kingdom of God, the Church, were to beContinue reading ““The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit” by Fr. John Muscat, OFM”

“The Power of God’s Word” by Fr. Greg Redoblado, OFM

The Church would like us to focus our attention on the Bible, God’s very word, and to examine ourselves and see if we are truly concerned with fostering an encounter with Christ. In our Gospel this Sunday, Mark relates that people were astonished at Jesus’s teaching because he taught them with authority. The rabbis andContinue reading ““The Power of God’s Word” by Fr. Greg Redoblado, OFM”

“The Power of “Ouch” To The Power of Touch” by Fr. Joel

If we can only join hands and solidify our efforts, then, we can alleviate hunger, injustices, economic imbalance, and other man-made calamities that threaten human life and all other life-forms. Can we really blame God for the sufferings and miseries of people? This is the desperate dirge that Job asks of God. He felt thatContinue reading ““The Power of “Ouch” To The Power of Touch” by Fr. Joel”

“If You Will, You Can Make Me Clean” by Fr. John Muscat, OFM

He died on the cross for the forgiveness of sins and to make us clean from all our diseases and He was resurrected so that we will be living His saving victory over death – sin, here on earth and forever in heaven. This Sunday you are encountering not just the healing power of ChristContinue reading ““If You Will, You Can Make Me Clean” by Fr. John Muscat, OFM”

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine dresser” by Fr. John Muscat, OFM

Having the ordinary comforts of life and the possession of some of this world’s goods, is not wrong or anti-Christian, but the natural temptation is to get more and more of these comforts and riches, and the point is soon reached where this becomes the only purpose in life. The words of consolation and encouragementContinue reading ““I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine dresser” by Fr. John Muscat, OFM”

“Wealth or Kingdom?(Mk 10:17-30)” by Fr. Joel

…a disciple who followed him will receive a hundredfold as much; houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children, and lands, along with persecutions, and in the age to come, life everlasting (v.30). The rewards mentioned by Jesus are a “great reversal” of the sacrifices and sufferings a disciple will endure for a moment,Continue reading ““Wealth or Kingdom?(Mk 10:17-30)” by Fr. Joel”