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Homily: Crossing Bridges BUKAS PALAD - September 13, 2014 Year A / Ordinary Time / Week 24 / Sunday - Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross Readings: Numbers 21.4b-9 / Responsorial Psalm: 78 (R/v 7b) / Philippians 2.6-11 / John 3.13-17 Crossing bridges. Crossing bridges is what my friend Joshua does when he visits a city. In San Francisco, he walked across the Golden Gate Bridge. In Sydney, he walked across the Sydney Harbor Bridge. As a Singaporean, he likes walking across the Helix Bridge now and again to look at the city ...http://bukas-palad.blogspot.com/2014/09/homily-crossing-bridges.html
Denying Self? Requirement of a Disciple ASSOCIATION OF CATHOLIC WOMEN BLOGGERS - August 27, 2014 This week I directed a Bible study on next Sunday's readings. The Gospel passage, Matthew 16:21–27, includes statements that Jesus made about discipleship. Doing research on these gave me new insight into the meaning of "deny yourself." I thought I'd share this with you. First some background. All the statements explain what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. But they also are an unfolding of how to live by the greatest ...http://associationofcatholicwomenbloggers.blogspot.com/2014/08/denying-self-requirement-of-disciple.html
Homily: Disturbance BUKAS PALAD - August 24, 2014 Year A / Ordinary Time / Week 21 Readings: Isaiah 22.19-24 / Psalm 138 (R/v 8c) / Romans 11.33-36 29-32 / Matthew 16.13-27 "I am disturbed." "I am disturbed," declared Jeremiah, a student of ours at SJI. He was answering the Education Minister who visited our school last Tuesday and asked, "What makes studying at SJI special." "Disturbed," Jeremiah said, "because SJI opened my eyes to really see the world and to know that I have a responsibility to do something and make it ...http://bukas-palad.blogspot.com/2014/08/homily-disturbance.html
Nineteenth Thursday in Ordinary Time LIVING SCRIPTURE - August 13, 2014 ... pays his debt. Jesus warns that this is how God will treat us if we do not show mercy and forgiveness to each other. Wow, pretty ironic that I get these readings to really spend time reflecting upon. Forgiving is just so difficult for me, and I'm just not sure why. I have pondered this for many of my adult years. I have prayed for the ability to forgive. It's always on my to do list for Lent, and Advent. I try so hard to improve my ability to forgive. Today is ...http://livingscripture.wordpress.com/2014/08/14/nineteenth-thursday-in-ordinary-time/
Build a Spiritual Defense DA MIHI ANIMAS - July 24, 2014 ... the Catholic Exchange: Most of us can sense when something is working against u s as we persevere to grow in faith and strive to live the Gospel in communion with Christ. Sometimes, quite suddenly our peace of soul or joy in the Lord is oppressed by heaviness and negativity. Many people experience situations when strife arises, friendships abruptly break down, misunderstandings in families or groups cause division, odd accidents happen, strange twists occur and pathways are ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2014/07/build-spiritual-defense.html