Tag Archive | God

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 […]

Typhoon Yolanda: Sign of the End of our ‘Little Worlds’

Homily for 33rd Sunday in Ordinary time year C 2013 Certainly most of us if not all, would have seen and have been touched by what had happened in the Philippines last week. The scenes of destruction and the images of helplessness, despair and death are so unreal and unimaginable that I said to someone […]

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 […]

Prayer: A check on attitudes

Homily for 30th Sunday in Ordinary time year C 2013 A story is told of a young boy kneeling  before the Blessed Sacrament .This is his prayer. ‘Lord, I need food today for myself and for my younger brother. Please give me $20.’ The person praying near him heard his plea, so she fished out […]

Prayer is relationship and needs discipline…

Homily for 29th Sunday in Ordinary time year C 2013 Our Readings today remind us of one of the basics yet also one of the most important aspects of our faith- prayer. We need to pray because we need God whether we acknowledge him or not. We need to pray because only God can satisfy […]

Experiencing God’s love and mercy

Homily for 28th Sunday in Ordinary time year C 2013 A month after I and two other friends first arrived in Australia, we joined Corpus Christi seminary in Melbourne. We were introduced to the seminarians, and I was happy to see the mixed crowd there, I mean the mixture of nationalities in the seminary- Vietnamese, […]