Tag Archives: Love

Letting love prepare us for heaven: A homily for the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of the Universe

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. November 26, 2017. Ez 34:11-12, 15-17; 1Cor 15:20-26, 28; Mt 25:31-46 Letting Love prepare us for heaven.   I was at the Philippines Bureau of Immigration office in Intramuros a … Continue reading

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Loving God and neighbor: Why and How? A homily for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time. October 29, 2017. Ex 22:20-26; 1 Thes 1:5-10; Mt 22:34-40 Loving God and neighbor: Why and how? I can still remember his face and the passionate tone of his voice when he spoke those words … Continue reading

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Discerning true love: A homily for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. September 10, 2017. Ez 33:7-9; Rom 13:8-10; Mt 18:15-20 Discerning true love “Love is the fulfillment of the law.” Here are some common pastoral scenarios that involve relationships: A young man claims to love his … Continue reading

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The Love that determines all: A homily for the 5th Sunday of Easter

5th Sunday of Easter. April 24th 2016. Acts 14:21-27; Rev 21:1-5; Jn 13:31-33,34-35 The love that determines all Today’s Readings at Mass remind me of the following words of a poem titled, “Falling in love,” attributed to the late Fr. … Continue reading

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The accepting and challenging love: A homily for the 5th Sunday of Lent

5th Sunday of Lent. March 13, 2016. Is 43:16-21; Phil 3:8-14; Jn 8:1-11 The accepting and challenging love Pop star Lady Gaga stated in a recent interview that she suffers paralyzing fear arising from having been raped in her teenage … Continue reading

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Why obedience always matters: A homily for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. August 30th 2015. Dt 4:1-2,6-8; James 1:17-18,21-22,27; Mk 7:1-8,14-15,21-23 Why obedience always matters At a recent Mass for college students in Manila, I began my homily by exclaiming, “God is good…!” and the students responded … Continue reading

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The power of imitating Christ: A homily for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time. August 9th 2015. 1Kgs 19:4-8; Eph 4:30-5:2; Jn 6:41-51 The power of imitating Christ “I will raise him on the last day.” A man received a text message during Mass from a neighbor that read, … Continue reading

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