May 28, 2016

Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ - C


All We Have, and All We Need

Five loaves and two fish are all we have.”

And to feed at least five thousand people with that.

That is all we have.

But with Jesus, there was more than enough. “They all ate and were satisfy.”

The gestures of Jesus are unmistakenly Eucharistic: Jesus “taking the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he said the blessing over them, broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd.” [1]

What we have remains little and even insignifant. Yet, with Jesus who gives himself to all, there is plenty.

Jesus Christ continues to give himself to us and through us – for the salvation of the world.

The gift of self – united with Jesus – is all we need.

[1] Emphasis not in Scripture text.  Only by blogger.

Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ - C (May 29, 2016)


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May 21, 2016

Holy Trinity - C


The Truth of God's Love

What are “the things that are coming”?

For the disciples listening to Jesus, the things they will soon face are the passion, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus. [1]

The Holy Spirit of truth will speak to the disciples the truth of God's love – culminated in the crucifixion of the Son.

The Holy Spirit continues to reveal to us, disciples of Jesus throughout the ages, this truth of God – the truth of God's boundless love.

It is this love we celebrate today in the mystery of the Holy Trinity. It is this love that brought us into being, and sustains us each day.


[1] John Petty.

Most Holy Trinity - C (May 22, 2016)


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May 14, 2016

Pentecost Sunday - C (May 15, 2016)


Receive the Holy Spirit, Forgive

The last sentence of this Gospel passage gives us one main identifications of the Holy Spirit, namely the power to forgive sins.

Here, the Risen Christ empowers the disciples with the gift of the Holy Spirit when he sends them just “as the Father sent” him.

Where there is the Holy Spirit, there is forgiveness. And where there is forgiveness, there is peace, the peace of the Risen Christ.

In other words, when a disciple of Jesus forgives, that disciple witnesses to the presence of the Holy Spirit. In this way, the disciple continues the mission of Jesus – to bring peace to the world.  

May 7, 2016

7th Sunday of Easter - C


John 16: 20-26

God's Glory and Love

In this one short passage of the Gospel, we hear of God's love and glory.

In fact, these two qualities in certain sense is the same with God.

In the Gospel According to John, immediate after speaking these words, Jesus goes to the garden where he will be arrested. Then come the trial, passion, and crucifixion.  

It is on the cross that Jesus reveals the depth of God's love.  "There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends."  

And that love is God's glory.  

7th Sunday of Easter - C (May 8, 2016)


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