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
Weekly Missionary Reflection16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 18 July 2021Jer. 23:1-6; Ps. 23:1-3a,3b-4,5,6; Eph. 2:13-18; Mark 6:30-34 Gospel reading of this week continues last week’s reading. After Jesus sent out His followers to proclaim the gospel of repentance, cast out demons and cure the sick (Mark 6:7-13), now the Twelve are back from the mission. … Continue reading Mission Should Not Lose Its Root And Direction
Weekly Missionary Reflection15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 11 July 2021Prov. 7:12-15; Ps. 85:9ab,10,11-12,13-14; Eph. 1:3-14 (Eph. 1:3-10); Mark 6:7-13 Today’s Gospel is about the mission of the Twelve. There are some messages for us. First, mission comes from Jesus Himself. Jesus summons, sends and gives them the authority over the unclean spirit (v. 7). The … Continue reading Mission Is Not For Self Promotion
Weekly Missionary Reflection14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 04 July 2021Eze. 2:2-5; Ps. 123:1-2a,2bcd,3-4; 2Cor. 12:7-10; Mark 6:1-6 Last week we were presented with two examples of faith: Jairus and the anonymous woman. This week we have the contrary: the people without faith. At the beginning, they were astounded, but at the end they took offense … Continue reading Proclaim Lord’s Love, Do not Force It!
Weekly Missionary Reflection13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 27 June 2021Wis. 1:13-15; 2:23-24; Ps. 30:2,4,5-6,11,12a,13b; 2Cor. 8:7,9,13-15; Mark 5:21-43 (Mark 5:21-24,35-43) This is a sandwich pattern, one of Mark’s favorite style . A story is begun, interrupted by another story, then the initial story is continued again. Today’s Gospel is also begun with a story. A … Continue reading Touch Him And Be Cured!
Weekly Missionary Reflection12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 20 June 2021Job 38:1.8-11; Ps. 107:23-24,25-26,28-29,30-31; 2Cor. 5:14-17; Mark 4:35-40 After teaching the whole day, Jesus sat in a boat, exhausted and then fell asleep. The disciples sent the crowd away. Then they crossed to the other side with Jesus. Mark always stressed on Jesus’ being with His … Continue reading Why Are You So Terrified?
Weekly Missionary Reflection11th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 13 June 2021Eze. 17:22-24; Ps. 92:2-3,13-14,15-16; 2 Cor. 5:6-10; Mark 4:26-34. Under the Roman colonialism, most Jews expected a Messiah who would make them free, socially and politically. That is the real sign that their Lord reigned and ruled, as in the past. Most of Jesus’ disciples also … Continue reading God Will Take Over, If We Let Go
Weekly Missionary ReflectionSunday, 06 June 2021Feast of Corpus ChristiSolemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of ChristExo. 24:3-8; Ps. 116:12-13,15,16bc,17-18; Heb. 9:11-15; Mark 14:12-16,22-26. This event might happen on Thursday, 6 April 30 AD, one day before the Passover. Jerusalem was full of pilgrims. Around 3PM the Passover lamb was slaughtered in the Temple. … Continue reading He Is Not A Victim, He Chooses To Be An Offering
Weekly Missionary ReflectionSunday, 30 May 2021Feast Of The Holy TrinityDeu. 4:32-34,39-40; Ps. 33:4-5,6,9,18-19,20,22; Rome 8:14-17; Mat. 28:16-20 "The Great Commission", that is the common term for this text, a term that stresses more on its message. But actually Matthew put more focus on the Giver of this message. It is Jesus’ identity that becomes the … Continue reading Divine Authority: It’s About Love, Not Ambition!