BRAGGING RIGHTS (Mark 9:30-37): 20 September 2009 (Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time)

BRAGGING RIGHTS (Mark 9:30-37): 20 September 2009 (Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Today’s Readings

Dear Lord,

In the more secular world of the Internet, everyone seems to be talking about what happened at last Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards.

Country singer Taylor Swift had just won Best Female Video, and the nineteen-year old singer was really overjoyed because it was her first time to win the award.  In the middle of her speech, hip hop singer, Kanye West, stormed the stage, grabbed her mike, interrupting her speech, and announced something like: “I’m happy for you, Taylor, but I think Beyonce’s video is the best!”  Kanye was booed and got off the stage, while poor Taylor, unable to complete her speech, was led away, still looking stunned. Continue reading BRAGGING RIGHTS (Mark 9:30-37): 20 September 2009 (Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time)

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OUT OF MY DEPTHS (Mark 8:27-35): 13 September 2009 (Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time)

OUT OF MY DEPTHS (Mark 8:27-35):  13 September 2009 (Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Today’s Readings

Dear Lord,

Today’s Gospel story reminds me of what happened to me last May, when I was in Rome for a meeting.  Thanks to a Filipino Jesuit friend, Fr. Joe Quilongquilong, I got to join the Scavi Tour, touted as one of the hottest tickets in Rome.  Continue reading OUT OF MY DEPTHS (Mark 8:27-35): 13 September 2009 (Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time)

TURNING THE TABLE ON GOD (Mark 7:31-37): Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (06 September 2009)

TURNING THE TABLE ON GOD (Mark 7:31-37):  Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (06 September 2009)

Today’s Readings

Dearest Lord,

I’ve been thinking about Cristy these days.  I don’t think I will ever forget what I saw when I visited her the other day in the hospital.  I’ve been warned about her, but I was shocked anyway.  She wasn’t at all the Cristy I knew.  Her cancer had ravaged her body:  All skin and bones, she stared at me with one eye, the other forced shut by the growing tumor in her brain.   Continue reading TURNING THE TABLE ON GOD (Mark 7:31-37): Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (06 September 2009)