July 19, 2020 Wisdom 12:13, 16-19 Psalm 86 Romans 8:26-27 Mt 13:24-43 In every relationship we cherish, there is a pressing need to address the importance of being a better person. Of course, there are moments when we enjoy the company of those we truly care for. Yet, what often turns a relationship to a … Continue reading “Discontent, Weakness, and Growth” – Reflection for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Today, the Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of Mary Magdalene, a day that has been a celebrated as a Memorial for years past. The promotion of this day into a Feast seems to be an appropriately theological move, given how the image of the woman has evolved over the church’s 2,000 year history. We have … Continue reading The ever so Pure Romance of Mary Magdalene and her LORD
I recall one morning a few years ago when I was with my spiritual director, conferring with one another on many things. At one point I told him that I wanted to understand what the doctrine of the Resurrection means, not in theological or philosophical terms, but in terms of the ordinary language we use … Continue reading Cleveland Cavaliers and The Resurrection
Captain America: Civil War has been a blockbuster movie for the past two weeks since its release, enticing the attention of the mass people. The movie has the thrilling graphics, creative narratives, and visual effects to capture the most vivid imaginations of many, especially the young. Perhaps another thing that takes it to the heights … Continue reading Captain America: Civil War and the War within wars [SPOILER ALERT]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGKY0rooB4A I am someone who gets fascinated by the subtleties of things, evoking me to lengthy, introspective reflections over them. When it comes to music, lyrics and meaning are one of those subtleties. I’ve had a couple of posts commenting on the songs I listen to, on repeat, at the given time. This time is … Continue reading “Enough to Let me Go” – Switchfoot
As a practicing Catholic, perhaps endowed by the gift of discernment, the whole theological problem of suffering is one that I have been obsessing over my head for as long as I can think of. It's a problem that cuts right deep into the soul of all, faithful and non-faithful alike. We all try to … Continue reading Why does God permit Suffering?
Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm 51:3-4, 12-15 Hebrews 5:7-9 John 12:20-33 There was a chemical researcher who called for a national scientific meeting, sharing the news that after tireless years of intense and comprehensive research, he had finally discovered a chemical compound that would cure cancer and assured everyone in the meeting that the compound works, backed … Continue reading “The Supernatural Law of Faith” – Fifth Sunday of Lent