“Money Fills Your Pocket But Empties Your Heart”, Fr. Jesus Galindo, OFM

As long as we are ruled by greed and selfishness, we only think of ourselves and our welfare. But as soon as Jesus takes hold of our life, we begin to think about the needs of others. Luke’s gospel can very well be called the “Gospel of the Underdog.” Jesus consistently shows his love andContinue reading ““Money Fills Your Pocket But Empties Your Heart”, Fr. Jesus Galindo, OFM”

“Self-Idolatry And Humble Repentance” by Fr. Robert Manansala, OFM

“One achieves uprightness before God not by one’s activity but by a contrite and humble recognition of one’s own sinfulness.” – J. A. Fitzmeyer The parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector is a story of divine reversal that challenges us to reexamine our value systems and the way we evaluate ourselves and otherContinue reading ““Self-Idolatry And Humble Repentance” by Fr. Robert Manansala, OFM”

“Faith: The Key to a Real Thanksgiving”, by Fr. Joel Sulse, OFM

St. Paul in his letter to Timothy tells us that God will never deny us, and He remains faithful no matter how unfaithful we are as human persons. Therefore, let it be an encouragement for all of us on how we can follow the spirit of God. “Where are the other nine? Has none butContinue reading ““Faith: The Key to a Real Thanksgiving”, by Fr. Joel Sulse, OFM”

“We have done no more than our duty”, Fr. Efren Jimenez, OFM

The person of faith becomes so much part of the world of God that even God is one of the family, a person whom one can address in perfect familiarity, even to the point of complaining. In faith, this is the expected, the ordinary, and the “natural.” One of the fascinating characteristics of the scripturesContinue reading ““We have done no more than our duty”, Fr. Efren Jimenez, OFM”

“Make Friends with Dishonest Wealth” by Fr. Jesus Galindo

Make friends with those who, when one day you find yourself in trouble, that is, before God’s throne of justice, will defend and welcome you. These friends, we know, are the poor. This Sunday’s Gospel presents us with a parable that in some respects has important contemporary relevance: the parable of the dishonest steward. TheContinue reading ““Make Friends with Dishonest Wealth” by Fr. Jesus Galindo”

“The Parable of the Prodigal Father and The Two Lost Sons”, by Fr. Robert Manansala, OFM

All of us are in need of continuous homecoming to God who is unconditional in his love and who alone can lead us to proper relationships with him and with one another. Today’s gospel pericope (Luke 15:1-32) is considered by many Biblical scholars as the heart of the gospel of Luke. If one gets theContinue reading ““The Parable of the Prodigal Father and The Two Lost Sons”, by Fr. Robert Manansala, OFM”

“Cost of Discipleship” by Fr. Baltazar Obico, OFM

Following of Jesus confronts us with hard choices and jars any notion that being a Christian leads to social enhancement and personal betterment. Carrying our crosses means to love others by denying ourselves, a life of self-sacrifice. One of the ten commandments is to honour our parents. The entire Sacred Scriptures, especially the Old Testament,Continue reading ““Cost of Discipleship” by Fr. Baltazar Obico, OFM”

“The Rude Guest” (Luke 14:1, 7-14) by Fr. Joel Sulse, OFM

…to enrich one’s self and not to think of others is also a crime that we should remind ourselves of every now and then. As Pope Francis said: “Mess yourself up for God!” The gospel reading this Sunday is part of the critical 14th Chapter, where the action and the setting is mostly set onContinue reading ““The Rude Guest” (Luke 14:1, 7-14) by Fr. Joel Sulse, OFM”

“Jesus’ Fire And Baptism” by Fr. Robert Manansala, OFM

This is the paradox of Jesus’s coming. While he brings peace and eternal life, those who refuse to receive the fire of purification, conversion and renewal that he offers bring upon themselves discord and death. In the gospel passage today, Jesus describes his mission in terms of fire and baptism. By doing this, he makesContinue reading ““Jesus’ Fire And Baptism” by Fr. Robert Manansala, OFM”

“Vigilance” by Fr. Balltazar Obico, OFM

“Be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.“ It has been said by many cultural anthropologists that one of our cultural traits as Filipinos is the mañana habit; to postpone tasks to be done for some other days with the thought of having ample time to finishContinue reading ““Vigilance” by Fr. Balltazar Obico, OFM”