On many occasions in the Gospel, the Lord teaches His disciples about vigilance. For the coming of God or against thieves or those who want to harm God’s people. But this watchfulness should be translated into one’s spirit of prayer and the constancy of one’s faith.READ MORE
After an interruption from someone in the crowd, Jesus shifts the focus of His teaching from not being afraid of persecution to not worrying about provisions for the future.
Jesus makes this point in the Parable of the Rich Fool proper to the Gospel of Luke. He warns them of the predicament of the rich man and about the danger of greed. When one focuses only on material wealth, it leads to selfabsorption. We need to trust God He will provide.Trust our past to God’s mercy. Trust our present to God’s love and trust our future to God’s providence.The idea of “growing rich” for ourselves is deceptive, as Scripture exposes. So, try or strive to grow rich in the sight of God, which leads to a joyful and peaceful way of life.READ MORE
When we go to a place of pilgrimage, a shrine, a church, or an Adoration chapel, most of the time, we can pray with unusual intensity. It is not the place that gives the grace of the SPIRIT to pray more intently. The prayer intensity is also because we identify those places with the presence of God. Thus, we feel a certain closeness to the divine.READ MORE
The Gospel presents two sisters, Martha and Mary, depicting two individuals who are different in their disposition, which affects their belief and relationship with God. The contrasting images of the two sisters make us also reflect on our disposition and attitude toward people and to the Lord.READ MORE
The Gospel this Sunday is famously known as the Parable of the Good Samaritan. The Good Samaritan is the one who looked with compassion upon a stranger and treated him with mercy. The action of the Samaritan should be a way of life; that sees everyone, especially those in need, with compassion. For compassion to work in us, we need to remove the focus on ourselves, our concerns and desires, and be sensitive to our surroundings and the people around us. Once we overcome our indifference to our neighbor, we come up against another challenge, doing something to help those in need.READ MORE