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No PINS OF LIGHT for October 2015

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Dear readers,

I will be going through a 30-day Ignatian retreat for the whole month of October. For this reason, I will not be posting Sunday Gospel reflections for the Sundays of October. I ask for your prayers for this important time in my life, and I would like to assure you of mine. If you have any specific prayer intention that you would like me to pray for, please email me at pinslight@gmail.com before the evening of October 1 (Philippine time).

Thank you! And see you in November!

Fr. J

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A LIFE-DEFINING QUESTION

This reflection is based on Mark 8:27-35.

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In today’s Gospel, our Lord asks His disciples a life-defining question: “Who do you say that I am?” It is a life-defining question because the way we answer that question–who, for us, Jesus is–should have tremendous consequences on our lives. Who we say–and believe–Jesus is, if taken seriously, must affect our decisions and shape our actions.

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HEALING IN SIGN LANGUAGE

ephphathaThis homily is based on Mark 7:31-37.

The Gospel story today features another one of those healing miracles performed by our Lord. This time, we are told, he heals a deaf man with a speech impediment. Nothing exciting there. Our Lord has performed more dramatic miracles–like the exorcism of a legion of demons or the raising of Lazarus from the dead.