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20th Sunday in Ordinary Time [A]
August 20, 2023
Today’s gospel is genuinely puzzling. How could Jesus act so harshly toward a woman in distress? Why did Jesus have to call her ’a dog’? Where was Jesus’ compassion and mercy?
19th Sunday in Ordinary Time [A] August 13, 2023 Matthew 14:22-33 1 Kgs 19:9-13a Elijah is considered one of the greatest prophets of the Old Testament. His name means the Lord is God (a combination of ‘El’ and ‘YHWH’), and … Continue reading
Feast of Transfiguration [A]
August 6, 2023
Today the Church is celebrating the event of Transfiguration. This is an extraordinary event in the life of Jesus in which Jesus transfigured or manifested His divine nature to His chosen disciples, Peter, James and John. His appearance became dazzling white, majestic and divine, and the most prominent figures of the Old Testament, Moses and Elijah, also showed up. Moses and Elijah witnessed the Lord in the mountain during their time. Now, they witnessed the same Lord in the mount of TransfigurationTransfiguration. To see Jesus in His divinity must be a phenomenal experience for Peter, James and John. Surely, Peter wanted to savor the experience forever, and thus, he offered to build a tent so they could stay as long as possible in that beatific moment.
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time [A]
July 30, 2023
The Scribes are often perceived as the bad guys. Together with the Pharisees and the elders, the scribes are often arguing and disagreeing with Jesus. Yet, interestingly, Jesus mentions the scribes of the kingdom of God. So, what is precisely the scribes? Are they the bad guys or the good guys? What does Jesus mean by ‘the Scribes of the Kingdom’?