Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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CAGAYAN DE ORO
CAGAYAN DE ORO
Dr. Jaime Cortez
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Cortez: Reflection on Isaiah 55
THIS Sunday’s First Reading (Isaiah 55), written in the context of the impending return of God’s people to Israel from their exile in Babylon, also carries a lot of spiritual meaning.The first three verses are an invitation to come back ...
From 9 days ago
Cortez: Reflections on the Christmas Gospels
THE gospels in each of the days preceding Christmas are rich in meaning–all meant to set the stage for the climactic commemoration of Jesus’ birth on Christmas Day. Let us highlight some of them.John 5:33:36 asserts that the testimony of ...
From 30 days ago
Cortez: Season of Preparation
ADVENT is a season of waiting; it is a season of preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ. People of long ago waited for the first coming of the Savior, and their waiting ended with the birth of Jesus on ...
From 37 days ago
Cortez: The coming King and Judge
WE CHRISTIANS believe that at the end of time, Jesus Christ will come again both as king and judge. This is what this Sunday’s gospel (Matthew 25:31-46) tells us.Jesus is King. This is what the Bible declares. He is the ...
From 58 days ago
Cortez: Active Waiting
THIS Sunday’s gospel (Matthew 25:1-13) narrates the parable of the ten virgins (bridesmaids), who were waiting for the arrival of the bridegroom so they can light his way and accompany him to the wedding feast. Five of the maids were ...
From 72 days ago
Cortez: Unto Caesar what is Caesar’s and unto God what is God’s
IN THIS Sunday’s Gospel (Matthew 22:15-21), Jesus teaches us about authority and accountability – civil and spiritual. It is on this part of the Bible where we see the familiar words of the Lord, “repay to Caesar what belongs to ...
From 93 days ago
Cortez: Called to be Good Stewards of the Vineyard
WHEN God entrusts his gifts to us, what must be our proper response? To take care of these gifts and give back what is due to him.In this Sunday’s gospel (Matthew 21:33-43), Jesus tells us the parable of the landowner ...
From 107 days ago
Cortez: Not unfair but generous
IN THIS Sunday’s gospel (Matthew 20:1-16A), the landowner in the parable is accused of being unfair in paying the wages of workers he hired for his vineyard. As the story goes, these workers – contracted at various times of the ...
From 121 days ago
Cortez: Correcting with Love
IN A world that got used to political correctness, tolerance, moral relativism and “mind your own business mentality,” compromise has become the rule rather than the exception. Accepting wrong in the pretext of considering “other ways of being right” has ...
From 135 days ago
Cortez: Who do we say that Jesus is?
IN THIS Sunday’s gospel (Matthew 16:13-20), Jesus asked his disciples, “who do people say that the Son of Man is?” In Mark’s version of the story, the question was more direct, “who do people say that I am? (Mark 8:27B).”The ...
From 149 days ago