Archive for December 2018

Reflecting on the Year Ending

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: 1-2) John talks about the Beginning, We wonder as the year’s end is here: What will the next year be bringing? May […]

The Fall and Rise of Many

Luke 2: 22-35 1 Jn 2:3-11 / Psa 96 Behold this child is destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and to be a sign of contradiction, so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed. (Luke 2:34) What was once a great mystery Was that “sign of contradiction”; But soon […]

Murder of the Innocents

Matthew 2: 13-18 1 Jn 1:5–2:2 / Ps 124 Herod is going to search for the child to destroy him. (Matthew 2:13b) Innocents continue to be slain – In mothers’ wombs, in streets at night. Complacent must we still remain? We must fight for their right to life! After the magi had departed, behold, the […]

Seeing with the Eyes of Faith

John 20: 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, And proclaiming the Lord’s kingship. Mary Magdalene came to […]

Be Bold in Proclaiming the Word

Matthew 10:17-22 Acts 6:8-10,7:54-59 / Psa 31 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 by trials, my friend. The Spirit’s gifts will […]

The Light of Christmas

John 1: 1-18 Is 52:7-10/Ps 98/Heb 1:1-6 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, but the world did not know Him. (John 1:10) In quiet moments of Christmas day After the merriments of last night, Let us reflect on Jesus as we pray: Lord, Your blessings fill us with delight. […]