Missionary Weekly Reflection 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 9 August 2020 1King 19:9a,11-13a; Ps. 85:9ab-10,13-14; Rm. 9:1-5; Mat. 14:22-33 After filling up thousands of people, Jesus went to the mountain by Himself to pray. It is His usual pattern: action was brought into contemplation. His ministry work was always shared with the Father. From there … Continue reading “EGO EIMI”
Missionary Weekly Reflection 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2 August 2020 The Feast of St. Peter Faber Isa. 55:1-3; Ps. 145:8-9,15-16,17-18; Rom. 8:35,37-39; Matt. 14:13-21 John the Baptist had just been executed by King Herod. Jesus had to withdraw to a solitary place. He had often become a refugee, because of the religious and political … Continue reading God’s Miracles Through Our Hands
Missionary Weekly Reflection 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 26 July 2020 1King. 3:5,7-12; Ps. 119:57,72,76-77,127-128,129-130; Rom. 8:28-30; Matt. 13:44-52 (long) Mat. 13:44-46 (short) A labor who had routine work and was busy, coincidentally found a treasure hidden in his employer's field. Out of joy he sold all he had, and bought the field, so he … Continue reading True Disciple is Ready to Surrender All for Their Master
Missionary Weekly Reflection 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 19 July 2020 Wis. 12:13,16-19; Ps. 86:5-6,9-10,15-16a; Rom. 8:26-27; Mat. 13:24-43 (long) or Mat. 13:24-30 (short) The first century Jewish religion was not as uniform as we often imagined. There were many groups and sects. Each group claimed themselves as the most obedient to the Law. Each … Continue reading Let The Wheat and Weed Grow Together
Missionary Weekly Reflection 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 12 July 2020 Isa. 55:10-11; Ps. 65:10abcd,10e-11,12-13,14; Rom. 8:18-23; Mat. 13:1-23 (long) or Mat. 13:1-9 (short) The Lord is a genius Storyteller. His listeners don't need to learn from dictionaries and books. It is enough to observe the nature and contemplate everyday events. Farmer, soil and seed … Continue reading “My Word Will Not Return Empty”
Missionary Weekly Reflection 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 05 July 2020 Zec. 9:9-10; Ps. 145:1-2,8-9,10-11,13cd-14; Rom. 8:9,11-13; Mat. 11:25-30 God reveals Himself in various religions. What is the special trait of God’s revelation through Jesus? Today Jesus teaches us about that. The mystery of the Kingdom of God is only revealed to “little children”: to … Continue reading Learn to Love Like Jesus
Missionary Weekly Reflection Sunday, 28 June 2020 2Kings 4:8-11,14-16a; Ps. 89:2-3,16-17,18-19; Rom. 6:3-4,8-11; Mat. 10:37-42 Today's gospel continues Jesus' message and promise to His sent disciples (Matt. 10). Jesus emphasizes their special relationship and bond with Himself. The word I/Me is repeated 7 (perfect number) times! By this way, they are reminded that preaching the … Continue reading Only One Priority: for His Sake and Because of Him!
Missionary Weekly Reflection Sunday, 21 June 2020 Jer. 20:10-13; Ps. 69:8-10,14,7,33-35; Rom. 5:12-15; Mat. 10:26-33 Today's gospel is mainly about Jesus' advice "Don't be afraid!" (v. 26, 28 and 31). It took three times for Jesus to soothe His twelve disciples. From the start, those who are sent to proclaim the Gospel must be made … Continue reading Don’t Be Afraid!
Missionary Weekly Reflection Sunday, 14 June 2020 The Solemnity Of The Most Holy Body And Blood Of Christ Deu. 8:2-3,14b-16a; Ps. 147:12-13,14-15,19-20; 1Cor. 10:16-17; Joh. 6:51-58 Spontaneously, I always associate the Eucharist with the Last Supper, because I have been too much influenced by the synoptic evangelists (Matthew-Mark-Luke). John, the evangelist, has his own version. … Continue reading Follow The Lord – Give Yourself to the End
Missionary Weekly Reflection Sunday, 7 June 2020 Feast of the Holy Trinity Exo. 34:4b-6,8-9; Dan. 3:52,53,54,55,56; 2Cor. 13:11-13; Joh. 3:16-18 The liturgical calendar marks a definite sequence: the Day of Easter, Ascension and Pentecost, followed by the Holy Trinity Day. This sequence expresses the core of our faith in the Holy Trinity: The FATHER justifies … Continue reading Holy Trinity