Tag Archive | Christ

We are on special: not as discounted but as PRICELESS

Homily for Christmas Mass  year A 2013 I went to the supermarket today to buy some chocolates for the children in this mass, and I could see there are many things on special. In fact the ones I was looking for were quickly selling because they are on special too. It made me think, that […]

Is Christ the Spirit of our Christmas?

Homily for 4th Sunday of Advent year A 2013 Someone asked me  just very recently” ‘Brother do you believe in God?’ I readily answered without thinking: ‘Of course, I am a priest for God’s sake.’ However, that particular  question  made me think deeper on my faith. It reminded me of what my former Spiritual director […]

Walking on the way to Conversion

Homily for 2nd Sunday of Advent 2013 Last week as we entered into this season of Advent, I left you with a question: ‘What spiritual preparations are we taking to show Christ we are ready to welcome him when he comes?’ In this second Sunday of Advent, we are invited to keep up with our […]

Spiritual preparation for Christ’s coming

Homily for 1st Sunday of Advent 2013 (Year A) The other day, one of my best friends, whom I haven’t seen for almost a year now, called in to Bendigo from South Australia.  He didn’t tell me beforehand that he’s coming because he wanted to pay me a surprise visit. It would have been a […]

Is Christ the King in our hearts?

Homily for the Solemnity of Christ the King 2013 Year C When I was a kid, specifically in my grade school years, the idea of a king always fascinates me. The type of a king I read in the book or heard from fairy tale stories always captured my imagination and even made me aspire […]

The Resurrection: The light at the end of the tunnel

Homily for 32nd Sunday in Ordinary time year C 2013 Last month some parts of the Philippines had been hit by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake. It caused damages in homes,centuries-old churches and other infrastructures. And just the other day, these same people more or less had to face another blow. The strongest typhoon in the […]

Zacchaeus- the tax-collector teaches us a lesson

Homily for 31st Sunday in Ordinary time year C 2013 ‘No one who meets Jesus ever stays the same’, says Philip Yancey, an American Christian writer in his Book ‘The Jesus I Never Knew.’  Yancey continues: ‘Jesus has rocked my own preconceptions and has made me ask hard questions about why those of us who […]