12 Days of Christmas Reflection Series – Day 2 Luke 1:26-37 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her […]
THE LIGHT THAT BRINGS GRACE OF HOPE AND JOY
Let us be the loud voice of the voiceless and make ourselves as living testament of their presence in a society that marginalized them.
I am influenced and have been trying to live by the social Gospel of Luke especially on Luke 4:18-19, “The Spirit of the LORD is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor.”
Be The Wheat!
We are challenged today to be the wheat sowed by Jesus into the field, the world. But we can only respond to this challenge when like Jesus we know who among our societies are the weeds sowed by the devil.
Is State Interference with the Mission of the Church An Abuse of Freedom of Religion or Belief?
A reflection contributed by Emma Bridger of the United Society Partners in the Gospel – USPG in London, United Kingdom. She recently visited Philippines including the lumad communities in Mindanao particularly in Barangay Saad, Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur.
Dedicated to the Justice Sunday, 29 March 2020, of the Lutheran Church in Germany especially in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany. Adopted and distributed by the Zentrum für Mission und Ökumene, (Centre for Global Ministries and Ecumenical Relations) as reference for today’s reflections.
Speak Out: Faith’s Challenge
Sharing to you my testimonial sermon for 22 March 2020 during the Opening Service of the ROMERO DAYS, an annual ecumenical celebration in remembrance of Archbishop Oscar Romero to be held in Apostelkirche. However, this has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and maybe pursued in a later date. Our Faith Challenges Us To […]
Born Again? How?
March 8, 2020, the Second Sunday in Lent. A reflection on John 3:1-17. “How can these things be?” (v9b). Nicodemus was a Pharisee, a teacher of the law but apparently, he did not know or understand what Jesus was talking about. I beg to disagree with some people saying that Nicodemus did not understand Jesus […]
You Want To Be A Millionaire?
March 1, 2020, First Sunday in Lent. A reflection on Matthew 4:1-11 Jesus survived the test and unlike the first man, in Adam, he did not succumb to temptation. Jesus must now be ready for all the hardships that his ministry might bring him. The story might not at all be true just like all […]
“Remember Man That You Are Dust And To Dust You Shall Return!”
February 26, 2020, Ash Wednesday. A reflection on Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 Today is the beginning of the 40 days Lenten season and on our forehead is imposed molten ash moisture with the oil of catechumen with the priest reciting the formula, “Remember man that you are dust and to dust you shall return!” In his […]