The Cost Of Discipleship

Today’s Gospel:  Matthew 8:18-22 REFLECTION In today’s Gospel, Matthew mentions two men who enthusiastically asserted they would accompany the Lord on His crusades, if certain conditions could be fulfilled. Here in these verses the claims of discipleship are clearly set forth. There is always danger in false enthusiasm. When riding on the crest of an

Who Is Jesus To You?

Today’s Gospel:  Matthew 16:13-19 REFLECTION In today’s Gospel, Jesus asked his followers, “Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?” (Mat 16:13b). Did Jesus ask this question because He was unaware of the reactions of the multitudes, or was the question a means to an end? The impact of the Lord upon

Thank God, He Also Loves The Gentiles

Today’s Gospel: Matthew 8:5-17 REFLECTION “… Many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven” (Mat 8:11). The Jews sincerely believed that when the Messiah arrived, the occasion would be celebrated by a huge banquet, but never for a moment did

Will We have Enough Food for Tomorrow?

CFA invites teachers, students, environmentalists, Coffeehouse friends and the public to the environmental forum entitled “Will we have enough food for tomorrow? The forum aims to discuss how climate change affects food production and what every individual can do to alleviate impact of climate change. The resource person is Ms. Corazon de Jesus, Policy Officer

Be Healed… Let Jesus Touch You!

Today’s Gospel:  Matthew 8:1-4 REFLECTION Our passage reflects on the more astonishing claims of our faith: that Jesus can heal. This is a particularly important claim because even today we say that Jesus did not just heal those he came into contact with during his life, but that the healing power of Jesus remains with

The Most Terrible Words: “I Never Knew You”

Today’s Gospel:  Matthew 7:21-29 REFLECTION Today’s Gospel is still about false prophets.  Religion is not righteousness; preaching is not proof of godliness. Jesus said some preachers might be blind leading the blind. True prophets have one hand on the throne of God, and the other on the hearts of needy men and women. God’s real

Beware Of False Prophets

Today’s Gospel:  Matthew 7:15-20 REFLECTION False prophets (like those mentioned in today’s Gospel) have been known in every generation. Constantly throughout the Old Testament ages, reference was made to their ministry. Jesus referred to them, and John and the other apostolic writers warned their hearers of the danger forthcoming from these deceitful emissaries of evil.

What’s In A Name?

Today’s Gospel:  Luke 1:57-66, 80 REFLECTION In today’s Gospel we have an account of the birth of John the Baptist, and the great joy among all the members of his family.  It focuses on the naming ceremony. Names reveal an essential character or destiny of the bearer.  The name John means “God is gracious.” His

Preview Of A Great Prophet

Today’s Gospel:  Luke 1:5-17 REFLECTION “For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink: and he shall be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb. And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God (Luke 1:15–16).”

Who Counts Your Hair?

Today’s Gospel:  Matthew 10:26-33 REFLECTION Matthew tells us that two sparrows were sold for a farthing; the smallest of all British coins. Actually, it was the tenth part of a Roman penny, but Luke 12:6 informs us that five sparrows were sold for two farthings. If a man were willing to spend two farthings, one