Tag Archive | Moses

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 […]

Making ‘Lazarus’ a friend for life

Homily for 26th Sunday in Ordinary time year C 2013 In the gospel last Sunday, we heard of Jesus inviting us to make use of our money to make friends who would help us secure not only for our immediate  future but really for eternal life. In today’s gospel, Jesus tells us of a parable […]

Repentance: Stop, look and listen (to God)

Homily for 3rd Sunday of Lent year C 2013 Brothers and sisters, in this third Sunday of Lent we are all urged to repentance and to bear fruit. But we may ask, how might we do this? What might be the best way to take to a true repentance? If you went around the Philippines […]

To Whom shall we go?

Homily for Sunday XXI B 2012 I will begin tonight by saying something about the passage we’ve just heard from the letter to the Ephesians. At first hearing you might think the apostle Paul is trying to keep women in their place, but it is not that at all. It is an extended metaphor about […]

Christian Community: Community of love

 Sunday XIX B 2012 Only last week we read that the people whom Moses had led to freedom soon began murmuring / whispering / complaining because they had left the comfort of captivity behind. They no longer had the food they’d always enjoyed in Egypt. Did he want them to die of hunger in the […]

Jesus: The true bread for life

Sunday XVIII B 2012 In previous weeks I’ve pointed out that most of the Christians of Ephesus would have come to the faith from pagan backgrounds. Different peoples had different gods and different beliefs. In the Greco-Roman world the gods were sometimes referred to as ‘the Immortals’ but there was no suggestion that every human […]

Homily for 3rd Sunday of Easter 2011

Our gospel  today tells us about two of the witnesses of the resurrection of Jesus. These disciples are on their way to Emmaus. They were discussing about the events that have happened for the past week, more particularly about Jesus, their ‘dead’ hero, the one who frustrated and crushed their hope of a messiah that […]