Sunday, October 20, 2019
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CAGAYAN DE ORO
CAGAYAN DE ORO
Dr. Jaime Cortez
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Cortez: Persistency in Prayer
THIS Sunday’s First Reading (17:8-13) and gospel (Luke 18:1-8) remind us of one thing – the need to be persistent in prayer.In the First Reading, the Israelites were able to defeat their enemies, the Amalekites, because of Moses’ prayer.In the ...
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Cortez: Faith in God’s perfect time
IN THIS Sunday’s First Reading (Habakkuk 1:2-3; 2:2-4), the prophet was complaining to the Lord why, despite his persistent prayer, violence, destruction, strife, and discord kept prevailing in the Jewish society of his time. He must have been wondering why ...
From 14 days ago
Cortez: Prudent Stewardship
THE gospel on the 25th Sunday in ordinary time is taken from Luke 16:1-13. Here Jesus teaches us about prudent stewardship.In the parable, a rich man, having heard about the mismanagement of his property, summons his steward to give an ...
From 28 days ago
Cortez: The Cost of Following Him
IN THIS Sunday’s gospel (Luke 14:25-33), Jesus reminds us that it is not easy to follow him. Just as he has carried his cross, so shall we carry our own cross, not literally but in the tests and trials of ...
From 42 days ago
Cortez: The narrow gate
IN THIS week’s gospel, taken from Luke 13:22-30, Jesus was asked if only a few people will be saved. He did not answer the question directly but he said, “Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I tell ...
From 55 days ago
Cortez: Persistence in prayer
BOTH the First Reading (Genesis 18:20-32) and the Gospel (Luke 11:1-13) in this Sunday’s liturgy highlight the importance of persistence in prayer. To persist is to continue doing something despite any difficulty one experiences along the way.In the First Reading, ...
From 84 days ago
Cortez: Food for the soul
THE Sunday gospel reading (Luke 9:11B-17) is a story that showcases Jesus’ sensitivity to the needs of his people. Having spent long hours listening to the Lord and having their sick cured, the people were hungry. The apostles wanted to ...
From 119 days ago
Cortez: The God who is in us and within us: A Reflection on Pentecost Sunday
JUNE 9 is Pentecost Sunday. On this day, the Christian world commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles and other believers, as recorded by St. Luke in the book of Acts, chapter 2, verses 1 to 11.What ...
From 133 days ago
Cortez: Restored like Peter
PETER’S denial of Jesus, which is recorded in Luke 22:54-62, is a very popular story. After Jesus has been arrested by the temple guards, chief priests and elders, he was brought to the house of the high priest, but Peter ...
From 168 days ago
Cortez: A reflection on the second Sunday of Lent
THE readings for the Second Sunday of Lent are very rich in meaning. The First Reading (Genesis 15:5-12, 17-18) narrates the details of an ancient ceremony in which God unilaterally confirmed his covenant with Abraham – a covenant to bring ...
From 217 days ago