Reflection: Trinity Sunday

Trinity Sunday C Prov 8:22-31; Rom 5:1-5 Jn 16:12-15 The Old Testament mind could not think of Three Persons in One God. Yahweh had to train his people to think first in only One God and only after some time introduce them into his mystery. In 1 Cor 1:24 St Paul tells us that “Christ […]

Reflection: 7thwk in Ordinary Time/ Thursday (Yr II)

7thwk in Ord. Time Thursday (Yr II) (Jas 5:1-6; Mk 9:41-50) The reading from James 5:1-6 talks about a man who accumulates riches for himself in this life to the detriment of others. He withholds wages from his workers and does not listen to the cries of his harvesters. His money and riches actually belong […]

Chronicle Issue No 209 Now Out

Pag-ibig sa Diyos Chronicle Issue No 209 – May/Pentecost 2016 Issue In this issue: New PG in Tagaytay City: PG Planting Efforts Continue in Other Areas Community: Three ME Weekends in April 2016 Community Calendar: Pag-ibig sa Diyos Foundation Anniversary Prayer and Healing 101 Servant Leaders Talk: Nasa Community ang Pagmamahal ng Diyos Monthly Theme: […]

Reflection: Pentecost Sunday 2016

Pentecost Sunday Acts 2:1-11/ 1 Cor 3-7,12-13 Jn 20:19-23 Acts 1:13-14 gives us the location of the eleven apostles gathered with Mary the Mother of Jesus: the “upper room”; and they were engaged “in prayer.” It is also known as “Cenacle” because the Last Supper -“cena”- was held there. Now that Jesus has already ascended […]

Reflection: 7thwk of Easter

7thwk of Easter Week before Pentecost Chapter 17 of John’s Gospel is the center of this week’s readings; it is called the “Priestly Prayer” of Jesus. As we follow this prayer verse by verse, we have a glimpse of the Heart of Jesus feeling concern and care for his apostles whom he is about to […]

Reflection: Themes of 5th, 6th , & 7thwks of Easter

Themes of 5th, 6th , & 7thwks of Easter Before we arrive at Pentecost and enter into the ordinary time of the year, it might be good to look at the Gospel readings which Mother Church has wanted us to reflect on. Monday of the 5th week, we are introduced to the other Advocate whom […]

Reflection: 6thwk of Easter (Monday)/ Jn 15:26 – 16:4a

6thwk of Easter Mon Jn 15:26 – 16:4a When I was in high school in the 1950s, I joined the Legion of Mary and the Holy Name Society for boys. When we talked about religion, it was about how many children we catechized; how many children we prepared for Holy Communion; how many couples we […]

Reflection: 6th Sunday of Easter C

6th Sunday of Easter C Jn 14:23-29 The first part of this Gospel passage we heard last Monday, and Mother Church repeats it in our hearing today to emphasize to us that loving God means obeying his word, and not obeying his word in our lives simply manifests that we do not love him. Jesus […]

Reflection: 5thwk of Easter Thursday/ Jn 15:1–8

5thwk of Easter Thurs. Jn 15:1 – 8. In ch. 14 of John the word was “I go”, Jesus was bidding farewell. Here in ch. 15, the key word is “remain”, referring to the intimate communion between Jesus and his disciples. The image that Jesus uses is that of a grape farm and the Father […]

Reflection: 5th Week of Easter

  5thwk of Easter Mon. Jn 14:21-26 V.21,“Whoever has my commandments and observes them is the one who loves me.” v.23, “Whoever loves me will keep my word,” v.24, …Whoever does not love me does not keep my words.” These words echo similar commands already said in Deuteronomy: 19:9 “to keep all this commandment which […]