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All rights reserved.Isaiah ; Psalm ; Philippians; Matthew He is still providing them in our time. The Gospel is the parable of the wedding feast. The Jews who refused to accept Jesus were those who either had excuses or ignored the wedding invitation. Those who were gathered from the streets to fill the hall were the Gentiles. Why, then, was someone who was called from the street be punished for not having dressed in a wedding garment?
In the ancient Middle East marriage feasts, special wedding garments were provided by the host, so that everyone dressed well. To refuse the wedding garment provided, freely, by the host and decided to remain in shabby clothing was an act of disobedience, and a dishonor to the host and the celebration. The parable can be applied to various areas of spiritual and earthly journeys.
The parable reminds us that heavenly banquet awaits us after our earthly journey. The wedding garment is life in Christ which we must put on in order to enter into eternal life. For us Catholics, the Holy Eucharist is our earthly wedding banquet which is a foretaste of the heavenly banquet. An important wedding garment to receiving the Holy Eucharist worthily is being in a state of grace.
As sinners, the Sacrament of Reconciliation is the most effective channel of being the state of grace. The sin of disobedience made Adam and Eve to lose the paradise of Eden.
Sin of disobedience made Lucifer to lose his angelic position in heaven. Sin of disobedience made King Saul to lose his kingship and his kingdom, and so on. Many people have lost their lives in all kinds of accidents due to refusal to obey rules.
Many people have lost their vocations, jobs, marriages, positions, benefits, associations, talents, and so on, due to disobedience. Many people have health issues due to disobedience to health and medical rules. Virtues of humility and obedience help us to have a better understanding of the second reading. John ; Matthew Greetings beloved people of God and fellow pilgrims. I welcome you to the 27th Sunday in the Ordinary time of the Church.
An Ordinary time is the season when the Church has no particular celebration. Hence, the very day everybody in the world repents and acknowledges Christ as God of heaven and earth, I believe the Church would cease to exist. But until then, we will keep preaching and calling each other to repentance.
Beloved, often times I can not help but wonder how God would be feeling whenever He looks down upon us and considers how much efforts and sacrifices He has put in for us to turn from our evil ways. Yet all His efforts met a frustrating defiance and resistance in the hearts of man. I can imagine how discouraged, disappointed and heartbroken God feels right now.
However, in this time of utilitarianism, consumerism and economic addiction, most persons would easily give up on any business or project which refuses to yield the desired result or profit after spending much on it. Yet God has not given up on His project of saving you and I. In today's first reading and in the Gospel, we are told how a vineyard owner tried his best to make sure the vineyard gets enough fertilizer, water, manure, digging, weeding, mulching and trimming for it to produce a good harvest.
But to his greatest disappointment, the vineyard produced below expectation, such that he was not even able to taste a single fruit from that which his own hands have planted. Is this not the case between we and God today?
Ask yourself, what benefit is God deriving from me since I came into existence? What are the fruits which my life has produced? What has God not done for me? Has He not given me life, family and friends, health, connection, travel mercy, academic quifications, job, children, wife and husband. Has He not given me food, shelter, clothing, favours, protection and assigned angels to watch over me?Brothers and sisters: Scripture confined all things under the power of sin, that through faith in Jesus Christ the promise might be given to those who believe.
Before faith came, we were held in custody under law, confined for the faith that was to be revealed. Consequently, the law was our disciplinarian for Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a disciplinarian.
For through faith you are all children of God in Christ Jesus. For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free person, there is not male and female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
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Daily Homilies. Today's Scripture Readings. Saturday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time. Reading 1 GAL Brothers and sisters: Scripture confined all things under the power of sin, that through faith in Jesus Christ the promise might be given to those who believe. Sing to him, sing his praise, proclaim all his wondrous deeds.
The Lord remembers his covenant for ever. Look to the LORD in his strength; seek to serve him constantly. Recall the wondrous deeds that he has wrought, his portents, and the judgments he has uttered.
You descendants of Abraham, his servants, sons of Jacob, his chosen ones! Alleluia, alleluia. Blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it.If anything among the following helps. Advent - Preparing our hearts for the the Second Coming of Jesus.
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Wake from Sleep and be Clothed in Christ Second Reading: St. Augustine converted reading this text of Romans. What chaff do we need to remove to become pure wheat before Jesus? Something new in the Judean desert and Advent has new graces for us Jesus explodes our vision and blessed is he who is not scandalized Joseph, Man of Faith, and Patron of the Church.
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First Reading background Trust in the Lord for his Blessing Year A United with Jesus since Baptism Jesus was baptized and we are baptized, Jesus prayed and we pray Professing our Faith with the Apostles' Creed during Baptism. Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away our sins. Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world On taking away the sins of the world, see homilies on the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
From Darkness to the Light of Jesus Related: If Jesus could use the Twelve apostles with their weaknesses he can use us. Meeting Jesus in the Gospels They have the Scriptures, let them listen to them! Jesus prayed the Psalms daily and prayer satisfies our longings. Jesus was like us in every way except sin - he waits for you to approach him.He sent his servants to call those who had been invited, but they would not come.
Next he sent some more servants. Come to the wedding. The king was furious. He despatched his troops, destroyed those murderers and burnt their town. He dispatched his servants to summon the invited guests to the feast, but they refused to come.
The rest laid hold of his servants, mistreated them, and killed them. The king was enraged and sent his troops, destroyed those murderers, and burned their city. Go out, therefore, into the main roads and invite to the feast whomever you find. But when the king came in to meet the guests, he saw a man there not dressed in a wedding garment. We have lost a great deal in these Covid times. People of faith have missed gathering here in church for Mass. At the heart of Mass is the gathering of the people of the parish around the table of the Lord.
For a priest, standing at the altar, or the lectern, without people present is a little bit like eating on your own. We have all been missing the freedom to gather together in other settings apart from the church.
We like to share table with people in all kinds of settings, whether it is in our own homes or in restaurants and pubs. There are certain occasions when we especially like to gather, such as when we have something to celebrate. One occasion when we certainly like to gather is Christmas. It is often the only time of the year when an extended family gathers together around a table.
As we look ahead to Christmas, we wonder to what extent will we be able to gather? Apart from large family gatherings, Christmas is a time when large numbers gather in church. It is as if the family of faith feels the need to gather to celebrate the birth of the one who has brought us together as a faith family. We are all wondering to what extent that will be possible this Christmas. We all know that the restrictions on gathering are absolutely necessary, if the virus is to be brought under control.
It is a deprivation but a very necessary one.I new website that will offer a comprehesive list of Podcasting Catholics. Stop by often as the site begins to grow. Eugene is a member of the Jesuit Province of Karnataka. He was the former Principal of St.
Joseph's College, Bangalore and St. Aloysius College, Mangalore. For the last few years he worked at Vatican Radio. To learn more about Fr. Daily Readings. Sunday Homilies. Clare Parish St. Isidore St. Paul Center Sisters of St.
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I appreciate you father for takings the pains to present beautiful homilies with stories. God bless you and your incredible works. Father, daghan kaayong salamat sa imong mga ma-undanon kaayong mga pamalandong adlaw adlaw.
Nakatabang kini kaayo kanako sa akong daily reflections nga akong gibuhat matag adlaw ko nga Misa. God Bless you, Father. Keep the good work of God. It is really a big help to homilists. Father, kon pwede unta…kadtong hubad binisaya ang i-post sa atong sunday reflection karong umaabot nga domingo.
Thanks a lot…Jun Tan. Isip kaabag father…daku kaayo na ug ikatabang sa panahon sa among katilinbanong pag-ampo. Mas dali ipasabot kay binasaya man…Thanks a lot.
Father, I just want to say thank you for these great homilies. I read them daily as i prepare my homily. How you help us priests inspire disciples with the help of your daily homilies. Gott segne dich! This afternoon I happened to open your website address and I was so touched by your inspiring homilies.
Thank you Father for sharing your God-given gifts not only for your communities in the Philippines, but in the Catholic Church world-wide. Maintain the good works and God bless you. Justin, wonderful homilies, thought provoking and inspiring. Thank you so much father for sharing it with everyone through this medium. May God bless you dear father. I am very much inspired by the homilies….
I use them in my homilies and I am very grateful for this apostolate… very much appreciated… and looking forward to get more of your wisdom…. Dear Father, your effort on getting us to know the inner meaning of the Word of God will reward you more than what you expect.
Your sermons are very much useful from the Man of simple life to the Man of wealthy life. Father, your homilies are inspirational.
They help is to relate our lives with bible. They give is more scriptural and biblical knowledge with Asian culture.
I wish and pray that the Risen Lord will bless you more and more. Good Job Fr. I pray that may the good Lord continue to give you the necessary graces and inspiration you need, to continue to carry out the work of evangalization through this medium.
Good job Fr.