Archive for December 2013

Year-end Examination

John 1: 1-18 1 Jn 2:18-21/Ps 96 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. (John: 1-2) John talks about the Beginning, We wonder as the year’s end is here: What will the new year be bringing? May God […]

The Prayerful Prophetess

Luke 2: 36-40 1 Jn 2: 12-17/ Ps 96:7-8a, 8b-9, 10 She never left the temple but worshiped there with fasting and prayer… (Luke 2:37) In our devotion lies salvation Prayer always brings out the best; To the hopeful and the prayerful Grace from heaven will come to rest. There was also a prophetess named […]

The Murder of the Innocents

Matthew 2: 13-18 1 Jn 1:5–2:2 / Ps 124 “A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.” (Matthew 2:18) Innocents continue to be slain – In mothers’ wombs, in streets at night. As innocent must we still remain? […]

The Feast of St. John the Apostle

John 20: 1a, 2-8 1 Jn 1:1-4/Ps 97:1-2,5-6,11-12 Then the other disciple also went in, who came first to the tomb, and he saw and believed. (John 20:8) John proclaimed what he saw and heard That we may have Christ’s fellowship. Believers must all share God’s Word To be worthy of His kinship. Mary Magdalene […]

Martyrdom of St. Stephen

Matthew 10: 17-22 Acts 6: 8-10; 7: 54-59/ Ps 31: 3-4. 6, 8, 16- 17 Do not worry about how you are to speak or what you are to say. You will be given at the moment what you are to say. (Matthew 10:19) Like Stephen, who was guided by love, Do not be fazed […]

The Meaning of Christmas

Luke 1: 67-79 2 Sm 7:1-5,8-11,16 / Ps 89:2-5,27,29 He has raised up a horn for our salvation within the house of David. (Luke 1:69) Be of good cheer, He is coming, Christ, the Horn of our salvation! A peaceful year He is bringing, The prize for our preparation. Zechariah prophesied, saying: “Blessed be the […]