07 November 2009 Today’s Readings: Romans 16: 3-9.16.22-27/Lk 16:9-15 REFLECTION All things in this world belong to God and are a heritage to us, his people. Material resources are meant for the benefit of all, not of a few: they are lent to us for a stewardship. But the temptation of riches is real and
26 December 2010 Today’s Readings: Sir 3:2-6,12-14/Col 3:12-21/Matthew 2:13-15,19-23 REFLECTION This Gospel passage intends to present the person, mission and destiny of Jesus the Messiah. Jesus was the Chosen One who saved the world from sin and death. The Son of God was born and grew up in a human family. Jesus, Mary and Joseph
19 December 2010 Today’s Readings: Is 7:10-14/Rom 1:1-7/Matthew 1:18-24 REFLECTION The purpose of Matthew in writing the Gospel was to help his readers understand that Jesus, the Son of Mary, was the ultimate fulfillment of the promise uttered by the prophet Isaiah and of God’s promise to King David. Jesus was born of the Virgin
12 December 2010 Today’s Readings: Is 35:1-6a,10/Jas 5:7-10/Matthew 11:2-11 REFLECTION John was unsure and so he asked if Jesus was the Messiah. Perhaps John, like many of the Israelites thought that the Messiah would be someone who was aggressively powerful. Most Israelites thought that the Messiah would use force and violence to save the people.
05 December 2010 Today’s Readings: Is 11:1-10/Rom 15:4-9/Matthew 3: 1-12 REFLECTION When John the Baptist emerged as a prophet in Israel, many were happy and hopeful because they looked at it as a sign that God was speaking to them again after long years of silence. John called everyone to change; he exhorted the people