Heidi Mendoza Redux

The world is getting to know Heidi Mendoza just now. She is the subject of TV, radio and print news. She’s the darling of Facebook and Twitter posts. All because the ex-COA auditor appeared in a Congressional inquiry to expose how millions (maybe billions) of pesos are being misused by the Philippine military. Employees of

How To Have A Worry-Free Life?

27 February 2011 Today’s Readings: Is 49:14-15 /1 Cor 4:1-5/Mt 6:24-34 REFLECTION The Gospel this Sunday talks about worrying anxiously. This is the kind of worry that drains us of all our energy and joy and leaves us feeling hopeless and abandoned by God. This kind of anxiety has driven some parents to kill their

Love Your Enemies

20 February 2011 Today’s Readings: Lv 19:1-2, 17-18 /1 Cor 3:16-23/Mt 5:38-48 REFLECTION The Gospel this Sunday concerns Jesus’ teaching on retaliation and hatred of enemy. There was a law that the Jews followed, which stated: “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.” But Jesus taught that his followers must not

Do Not Bring Glory To Him

13 February 2011 Today’s Readings: Sir 15:15-20 /1 Cor 2:6-10/Mt 5:17-37 or 5:20-22a, 27-28, 33-34a, 37 REFLECTION Jesus’ teaching on murder, adultery, divorce and swearing is presented by Matthew in this Gospel. Matthew presented Jesus’ teaching this way: first he showed what God said through Moses, and then followed it according to what Jesus was

What Does Becoming Light To Others Mean?

06 February 2011 Today’s Readings: Is 58:7-10 /1 Cor 2:1-5/Mt 5:13-16 REFLECTION Colorful blinking lights make a child smile; soft candle light refreshes the mind of a reflective adult. Most of the time, light affects people positively. And if there is something that we all should be, it is to be like light in people’s