Peace Trip Reaches Luzon Schools

The travelling exhibit of CFA’s 2009 Peace Camp for Christian and Muslim high school students went back on the road for another series of video forums in Luzon, reaching a total of almost 3,000 students and teachers. The lively peace forums took place in southern and northern Luzon within a period of three weeks from

The Samaritan Woman

27 March 2011 Today’s Readings: Ex 17:3-7/Rom 5:1-2, 5-8/Jn 4:5-42 or 4:5-15, 19b-26, 39a, 40-42 REFLECTION Every believer shares something with the Samaritan woman. She was seeking happiness which she tried to resolve by having several partners. She was spiritually thirsty. She had dark secrets and was lonely. People avoided her and she avoided them.

The Transfiguration

20 March 2011 Today’s Readings: Gn 12:1-4a /2 Tm 1:8b-10/Mt 17:1-9 REFLECTION We can look at Jesus’ transfiguration from the perspective of the disciples. Jesus insisted that he must go to Jerusalem to suffer and die. The disciples were confused and pained at this seemingly impending defeat. But they had witnessed something that strengthened them

Jesus’ Testing And Not Tempting

13 March 2011 Today’s Readings: Gn 2:7-9; 3:1-7/Rom 5:12-19 or 5:12, 17-19/Mt 4:1-11 REFLECTION The meaning of the Greek word to tempt used in this Gospel is to test. It’s important to note that in this Gospel, we are looking at Jesus’ testing and not tempting. All the tests that Jesus went through his whole

What Does Obedience To The Word Of God Mean?

06 March 2011 Today’s Readings: Dt 11:18, 26-28, 32 /Rom 3:21-25, 28/Mt 7:21-27 REFLECTION The phrase “…these words of mine” (7:24) refers to Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount or the laws reinterpreted by Jesus. Those who obey these laws and act on them are building their lives on sure foundation. This foundation consists in obedience