Eucharist…An Invitation To Be In Union with Christ

Today’s Readings: Acts 8: 26-40, John 6:44-51 REFLECTION Every Mass, every Eucharistic celebration, is a time and opportunity for us to be “witnesses” to the death and resurrection of Christ for the forgiveness of sins. The Eucharist is a chance for us, as Jesus commands, to “Do this in memory of me”. The Eucharist is

“I will not reject anyone who comes to me.”

Today’s Readings: Acts 8:1-8, John 6:35-40 REFLECTION When we were kids and we wanted to ask something from our parents, sometimes we decide not to approach them anymore out of fear of rejection. We were afraid they would refuse us and so we end up with nothing. Because we are afraid of rejection, we are

Jesus…The Bread Of Life

Today’s Readings: Acts 6:8-15, John 6:22-29 REFLECTION In today’s Gospel we hear Jesus refer to Himself as the Bread of Life. Jesus, in his remarkable patience, continued to explain himself to the people. He doesn’t say, “I can give you the bread of life” or “I know where you can find the bread of life”

Doubt… Faith…

Today’s Readings: Acts 3:13-15, 17-19; 1 Jn 2: 1-5, Luke 24:35-48 REFLECTION The Gospel describes how the disciples were at first hesitant to believe when the Lord Jesus appeared to them after He rose from the dead. This is a kind of experience that is rather common in the Gospels every time the Resurrected Christ

Those Who Believe

Today’s Readings: 1 Pt 5:5-14, Mark 16:15-20 REFLECTION Jesus has come that we may enter into God’s Kingdom. He suffered, died and rose from the dead in order to open the way for us. We can follow him through faith which is offered through his apostles. By faith we accept baptism in His name and

In Him Alone

Today’s Readings: Acts 5:34-42, John 6:1–15 REFLECTION God’s providence is without limit, it’s beyond space and time. He penetrates the heart and sees the needs of his people. He graciously responds to all their longings and aspirations in life. Man strives for his food and his first pre-occupation is to assure himself for the future,

To Live In darkness Or In Light…The Choice Is Yours

Today’s Readings: Acts 5:27-33, John 3:31-36 REFLECTION Today’s Gospel discusses the contrast between one from heaven and the one from earth. Jesus is the One who comes “from heaven” although he lives in the world. The “one who is from the earth” seems to refer to John the Baptist but can also mean any of

God’s Personal Love

Today’s Readings: Acts 5:17-26, John 3:16-21 REFLECTION “For God so loved the world that He gave us His only Son so that everyone who believes in Him might not perish but might have eternal life.” We often hear this verse and during the World Youth Day 1995, a song was even composed on it. Many

Peace Camp Brings Together Christian and Muslim Youth

The logo of the Peace Camp. Following the success of its first Peace Camp for Christian and Muslim students of a high school in Quiapo in 2006, the Communication Foundation for Asia (CFA) is set to hold its second Peace Camp on April 27 to May 2, 2009, in cooperation with the Catholic Bishops’ Conference

Being Born of God

Today’s Reading: Acts 4:32-37, John 3:7-15 REFLECTION Jesus’ teaching is a solemn declaration on the necessity for human beings to be born from God ( “anew” or “again” and “from above”) if they are to enter or see the reign of God. Jesus takes great pains to explain to Nicodemus that what he means by