Through Death, Life is Only “Changed” not Ended!

Missionary Weekly Reflection Thirty Second Sunday of Ordinary Time, 10 November 2019 2Mac. 7:1-2,9-14; Ps. 17:1,5-6,8b,15; 2Tes. 2:16 - 3:5; Luk. 20:27-38 (Luk. 20:27.34-38) Seminars on "Life After Death" are always interesting. The books on heaven, hell and purgatory are among the best-sellers. Apparently the faith in the resurrection does not remove the question and … Continue reading Through Death, Life is Only “Changed” not Ended!

Zacchaeus Who Wanna “See” Jesus

Missionary Weekly Reflection Thirty First Sunday of Ordinary Time, 3 November 2019 Wis. 11:22-12:2; Ps. 145:1-2,8-9,10-11,13cd-14; 2Thes. 1:11-2:2; Luk. 19:1-10 Everybody knew the reputation of a tax collector, public sinner and traitor of the country, especially this one: he was not an ordinary tax collector, he was "the chief of tax collector" and "a rich … Continue reading Zacchaeus Who Wanna “See” Jesus

Justification Belongs to The Lord

Missionary Weekly Reflection Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time, 27 October 2019 Sir. 35:12-14,16-18; Ps. 34:2-3,17-18,19,23; 2Tim. 4:6-8,16-18; Luk. 18:9-14 Two figures appear representing two groups of different level! The Pharisee clearly represented the devout folk who was faithful and obedient to Torah Law. The tax collector was exactly the opposite. He was a traitor to … Continue reading Justification Belongs to The Lord

Mighty Widow Disturbing The Tyranny

Missionary Weekly Reflection Twenty Nineth Sunday of Ordinary Time, 20 October 2019 WORLD MISSION SUNDAY Ex. 17:8-13; Ps. 121:1- 2,3-4,5-6,7-8; 2Tim. 3:14 - 4:2; Luk. 18:1-8 Judge vs widow: unequal duel! At least that is the first impression. Moreover, the Judge was introduced as someone who "did not fear of God nor respect human", while … Continue reading Mighty Widow Disturbing The Tyranny

God Doesn’t Care About Human-Made Border

Missionary Weekly Reflection Twenty Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time, 13 October 2019 2Kings 5:14-17; Ps. 98:1,2-3ab,3cd-4; 2Tim. 2:8-13; Luk. 17:11-19 This Gospel is about border and distance. Jesus walked to Jerusalem, travelling through Samaria and Galilee. Samaria was a non-indigenous territory: a mixed race that was not purely Jewish. Their religion was also labeled as … Continue reading God Doesn’t Care About Human-Made Border

“Having faith” as servant

Missionary Weekly Reflection Twenty Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time, 6 October 2019 The Feast of Guardian Angels Hab. 1:2-3; 2:2-4; Ps. 95:1-2,6-7,8-9; 2Tim. 1:6-8,13-14; Luk. 17:5-10 "Increase our faith!" That is the request from the Apostles. They focus on increasing the faith, not on the faith they have possessed! This is old disease. Humans do … Continue reading “Having faith” as servant