Weekly Missionary Reflection26th Week in Ordinary Time, 26 September 2021Num. 11:25-29; Ps. 19:8,10,12-13,14; Jas. 5:1-6; Mark 9:38-43,45,47-48 The irony has been sensed from the beginning of the story. In previous story (cf. Mark 9:18) the disciples of Jesus were not able to drive out an evil spirit. Then, an anonymous person could drive out demon … Continue reading Stop Your Ambition to Fence Off The Heaven!
Weekly Missionary Reflection25th Week in Ordinary Time, 19 September 2021Wis. 2:12,17-20; Ps. 54:3-4,5,6,8; Jam. 3:16 - 4:3; Mark 9:30-37 After the unsatisfying mid-test result, “the intensive course” about cross was begun. This lesson happened during the journey to Jerusalem, the place of His passion and resurrection. The disciples learned about “the way of Lord’s cross” … Continue reading We Serve The LORD or Ourselves?
Weekly Missionary Reflection24th Week in Ordinary Time, 12 September 2021Isa. 50:5-9a; Ps. 116:1-2,3-4,5-6,8-9; Jam. 2:14-18; Mark 8:27-35 It was half semester exam for “The Twelve”! Their journey with Jesus had been half way. They had been living with Him permanently. They had listened and witnessed a lot: healing, casting out demon, authoritative teaching, mass feeding, … Continue reading Faith In Jesus? Face Your Cross!
Weekly Missionary Reflection23rd Week in Ordinary Time, 5 September 2021Isa. 35:4-7a; Ps. 146:7,8-9a,9bc-10; Jas 2:1-5; Mark 7:31-37 Last week Jesus reformulated the concept of “clean-unclean”. God’s holiness does not need to be protected and bordered, it must be expanded and shared instead!. After this concept was dismantled, He began to break the geographical barrier and … Continue reading Ritual and Formula are Not Enough
Weekly Missionary Reflection22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, 29 August 2021Deut. 4:1-2,6-8; Ps. 15:2-3a,3cd-4ab,5; Jam. 1:17-18,21b-22,27; Mark 7:1-8,14-15,21-23 “Clean-unclean” is an old phenomenon but is always new. The Mosaic Law has rules on clean-unclean, which are made in detail in various commands and prohibitions. Today’s Gospel tells us about this topic. The disciples of Jesus were … Continue reading Do not Deify Symbol and Identity!
Weekly Missionary Reflection21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, 22 August 2021Josh 24:1-2a,15-17,18b; Ps. 34:2-3,16-17,18-19,20-21,22-23; Eph. 5:21-32; John 6:60-69 Non multa sed multum, it’s Latin for “not many but much”. This is the essence of Jesus’ message today. The sign of multiplying the bread for 5000 people has been continued with the teaching about His identity: Jesus … Continue reading Faith is Not the Result of Human’s Effort
Weekly Missionary ReflectionSunday, 15 August 2021The Assumption Of The Blessed Virgin MaryRev. 11:19a; 12:1,3-6a,10ab; Ps. 45:10bc,11,12ab; 1Cor. 15:20-26; Luke 1:39-56 In the Gospel of Luke, Mary is active and full of expression: asking, traveling, visiting her relatives, singing, etc. Her thought, astonishment and joy are expressed in full. Today Mary sings. This song was born … Continue reading Always Trust God’s Plan and Promise
Weekly Missionary Reflection19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 08 August 20211Kings 19:4-8; Ps. 34:2-3,4-5,6-7,8-9; Eph. 4:30 - 5:2; John 6:41-51 In the Gospel of John Jesus often used the misunderstanding of His listeners as the starting point for faith deepening. For example, the Samaritan woman understood “the living water” just as “flowing water”. This is an … Continue reading How Deep Is My Faith?
Weekly Missionary Reflection18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 01 August 2021Exo. 16:2-4,12-15; Ps. 78:3,4bc,23-24,25,54; Eph. 4:17.20-24; John 6:24-35 Palestine of the first century was indeed unfriendly. The common people lived miserably under the oppression of the Roman authority. The number of poverty and unemployment was very high. Hunger was rampant. Under such condition, anyone who shared … Continue reading Believing For Satisfaction?
Weekly Missionary Reflection17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 25 July 20212Kings 4:42-44; Ps. 145:10-11,15-16,17-18; Eph. 4:1-6; John 6:1-15 This story is focusing on Jesus’ identity and human’s failure to understand His “sign”. First, Jesus is pro-active and initiative. Seeing a lot of people come, He wants to feed them. When He sees problem and crisis happen, … Continue reading Jesus, The Giver of Eternal Life