Reap What You Sow

I am sure that we have heard people lament, “What is the point of doing good and what is right? Just look at the people who do otherwise. They have nicer houses, nicer cars, nicer clothes, and more properties.” Indeed these people may have a point. But there is one thing that they always forget…

Mary Mother of The Church

There is a saying, “without a mother, there is no life”. It is the mother’s womb that takes care of us for nine months and throughout our lives, the mother continues to care for us. Even if we reach 50, 60, or even 70 years old, in the eyes of a mother, we are still…

Mothers and Goodbyes

Editor’s Note: This homily was from a 40th-day Mass last year. As it pertains to the importance of mothers in our lives, we are sharing it as part of a Mother’s Day reflection. — This weekend will be Mother’s day and on social media, there are already so many tributes to mothers. Two things I…

Agonies of the Last Supper

In the Jewish tradition, when you share a meal with a person, this person is considered a friend. More so, if the meal is considered the last person’s meal. The people one dines with are not only friends but close, personal, and intimate friends. Hence, the people Jesus dined with during the Last Supper may…

Eternal Life

Before celebrating a funeral Mass, the widow shared the family’s experience of the moment before her husband passed away. They were all at the ICU and he flatlined. The doctors did everything to revive him and were successful. Since all the family was present, he asked for a piece of paper and a pen to…

Greatest of All Commandments

Mark 12: 28-34 In management, we are always told to know the priorities. When several things come up in a day, we ask ourselves, which is the one I will have to do first? One method is to draw a box and divide it into four areas Box one is Urgent (Kaialangan na kailangan) and…

Signs of the Times

Ask the experts who study the weather. More or less, then can say if the typhoon will pass our area, how strong the winds are and how much rain to expert.  Ask the experts who study the stock market. They will tell you when to buy, when to sell or when to hold on to…

God’s Generosity

When I left PLDT to enter the seminary, I thought I made one of the biggest mistakes. Why leave a job that gave me security and why leave a job that had a lot of opportunities to move up the corporate ladder? Further, all that was offered to us in the seminary was, “Come and…

Fear of Failure

One of the most natural emotions of people is fear. Some of us fear ghosts, some fear getting sick, some fear the future, some fear dying, some fear talking in front of people and some fear bad elements in their neighborhood. The Gospel story of the apostles in their boat has them experience multiple. First,…

What Are You Looking For?

When we are given a new year, of course, we have to plan so that time and resources are not wasted. In planning though, it is very important to ask ourselves, “What are you looking for?” No matter how old we are, there is always something in life that we are looking for.  Some are…