The Cornerstone

Dear friend, Praised be Jesus and Mary! “The stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone.”    Divine Self Communication. Jesus, God, wants us to know and recognize His divinity. He wants to reveal to us that He is God and that He is love. In the Gospel readings these past few days, most…

Suffering, A Concrete Expression of Love

Dear friend, Praised be Jesus and Mary! (Gospel today: The Tansfiguration – Lk: 9:28b-32, 33b-35) In Lk. 9:29, Jesus’ face was changed and his clothing became “sparkling white”. This symbolizes the transcendence of Jesus – His Divinity!! “And a voice came from the CLOUD saying, ‘This is my SON, the CHOSEN ONE. LISTEN TO HIM.’”…

Angels

Dear friends, Praised be Jesus and Mary! This is a non-verbatim transcription of the homily of Fr. Manny David, chaplain of DLSHSI. “The last verse of today’s Gospel (John 1:47-51), verse 51, describes the greater things that will be – the opening of the heavens and the vision of angels of God ascending and descending…

Scribes and Pharisees

July 20, 2015 Dear friend, Praised be Jesus and Mary! We always hear about “scribes” and “Pharisees” whenever we read the Holy Bible. But, not everyone knew what it means to be scribes and Pharisees. The Gospel reading today (Mt. 12:38-42) gives us an opportunity to know that they were the unbelieving. They were the…

Live Jesus In Our Hearts

Dear friend, Praised be Jesus and Mary! Lasallian Prayers always end with “Live Jesus in our hearts forever.” The prayer is easy to understand, and I never thought that there can be a deeper meaning in it. In today’s Gospel (Mark 6:40-34), we are reminded that many people are like sheep without a shepherd. Fr.…

Jesus Reassures Us

Dear Reader, Praised be Jesus and Mary! Scared? Anxious? We, human beings, are naturally afraid of the unknown and unexpected – exam questions, grades, relationships, career path, financial wealth, etc. In today’s Gospel, Jesus invited Peter to step out of the boat and walk on stormy seas towards Him. Peter obeyed, but began to lose…