23 09, 2018

Overcoming Feelings of Jealousy and Envy

By |2018-09-23T21:30:04+08:00September 23rd, 2018|Catholicism, Personal Reflection, Reflection on Readings|0 Comments

Have you ever been in this situation? You are working on this project together with a group of colleagues be it at school, office, or church. You feel that you are giving it your all, even more than your colleagues combined. However, the end of the project another member of the group was recognized and [...]

11 09, 2018

Be Opened

By |2018-09-11T13:12:55+08:00September 11th, 2018|Catholicism, Personal Reflection, Reflection on Readings|0 Comments

"Ephphatha!" -- "Be opened!". This was the command Jesus made to the deaf and mute man brought to him according to the Gospel Reading for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. That person's disability was physical and by opening him up, Jesus cured the man of this deafness and speech impediment. However, there are those [...]

6 09, 2018

Tradition and Disposition

By |2018-09-05T22:08:52+08:00September 6th, 2018|Catholicism, Personal Reflection|0 Comments

Last Sunday's (22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time) Gospel tells the story of Jesus having a meal with his disciples who apparently did not wash their hands properly based on the customs at the time. When the Pharisees mentioned this, Jesus couldn't help but call out the Pharisees and said to them: 6 He responded, “Well [...]

8 01, 2016

The Baptism of the Lord (Year C)

By |2018-08-17T07:50:52+08:00January 8th, 2016|Catholicism, Feasts and Seasons, Reflection on Readings|0 Comments

READINGS 1st Reading: Isaiah 40:1–5, 9–11 2nd Reading: Titus 2:11–14; 3:4–7 Gospel: Luke 3:15–16, 21–22   January 10, 2016 is the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. It marks the last day of the Christmas season for the Catholic Church. Our Lord's baptism is an announcement of both God's mercy and His glory. For [...]

28 11, 2015

Peace Before Christmas

By |2018-08-17T19:12:33+08:00November 28th, 2015|Catholicism, Feasts and Seasons|0 Comments

Since September, Christmas carols have started playing on the radio stations, the speakers inside supermarkets and shopping malls, fast-food outlets, and almost any other place. Everyone started getting into the Christmas spirit with people beginning to buy the gifts they would be giving out, thinking of the parties, planning the holiday vacations or staycations, and [...]