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Dr. Jaime Cortez
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Cortez: Lamb of God
CHRISTMAS has ended with the Epiphany of the Lord but the Christmas spirit should not have ended with it. Love, the essence of Christmas, is not only for a special occasion. It is meant to be practiced everyday − 365 ...
Cortez: The Baptism of the Lord
THE gospel for January 12, 2020 (Matthew 3:13-17) talks about the baptism of the Lord Jesus by John the Baptist at the River Jordan.A question quickly comes to mind, “Did Jesus need to be baptized?” A fast answer is this: ...
From 8 days ago
TODAY the Christian world begins the celebration of the Advent season. What this means is that Christmas is just around the corner. Pretty soon the merriest occasion of the year will be here, full of joyful remembrance of that holy ...
From 50 days ago
Cortez: Persevering until the end
“By your perseverance you will secure your lives.” These are the words of Jesus in this Sunday’s gospel (Luke 21:5-19) in which he teaches us about a very sensitive topic – the end of time.THE end of time, or the ...
From 64 days ago
Cortez: Zacchaeus meets Jesus
IN THIS Sunday’s gospel (Luke 19:1-10) we read about the familiar story of Zacchaeus meeting Jesus as the Lord passed by the town of Jericho.We are told that Zacchaeus was a chief tax collector, and what that means in the ...
From 78 days ago
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 ...
From 92 days ago
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 106 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 120 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 134 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 146 days ago