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.
Tag: church reflection
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 […]
Visit To Lumad Ancestral Domain
A shared reflection of Emma Bridger, a Reasearcher from the United Society Partners in the Gospel (USPG). I arrived in the Philippines at the beginning of February to begin a piece of collaborative research that seeks to understand the theological motivations and reasonings that drive the mission of the IFI with the Lumad people, the […]
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 […]
All I Want Is To Inspire People
Sharing to you a poem of my brother, Fr. Chris Ablon while he was sitting on a bus, travelling to and from one diocese to another for doing his task in the national program office of the church. While sitting on this bus On my third day straight of day and night trip To cross […]
Get Up And Do Not Be Afraid.
February 23, 2020, Transfiguration Sunday. A reflection on Matthew 17:1-9. “Then Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here; if you wish, I will make three dwellings here, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” (v4) Did Peter react in the wrong way? No, he was just […]
Yes To God Means No To Injustices.
February 16, 2020, the Sixth Sunday of Epiphany. A reflection on Matthew 5:21-37. “Let your word be ‘Yes, Yes’ or ‘No, No’; anything more than this comes from the evil one.” (v37) Our Gospel reading for this Sunday can have several themes for reflections. Almost every verse can be a good point for reflection but […]
We Are The Salt
February 9, 2020, Fifth Sunday of the Epiphany. A reflection about Matthew 5:13-20. “You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled underfoot.” (v13) “For centuries since the advent of Jesus, […]