The Solemnity of Christ the King reminds us that Jesus, and He alone, is our Lord and King. People who lord it over other people and who love to act like the mighty boss should remember that at the end of this life, on judgment day, we will be judged not by our success, power, wealth, or influence but by how much we extended mercy and compassion toward one another.READ MORE
In the Gospel today, Jesus reminds us that God gave talents to all of us. No one is without talent, but we need to discover, develop, and put to good use whatever talent we have received. In Scripture: Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house. (Mt.5:15)Talents, like lighted lamps, are not to be hidden and put to waste but must be developed and shared. At the right time, we will be accountable for all our God-given talents.READ MORE
Jesus tells His disciples the story about the ten (10) virgins. Five were wise, bringing extra oil, while the others were unprepared. It is better to have more than less in life and in love. Be prepared when the storm comes: whatever comes, and the surprises in life. The Benedictine motto Ora et labora can also mean: To do our best and let God take care of the rest.
In the parable, Jesus warns us to be alert and awake, watchful and vigilant, for we neither know the day nor the hour when the Lord is coming. It may sound a little bit morbid, but it’s prudent to be always ready, for the Lord can call us at any time. When that happens, we have to pass our papers, finished or not yet finished.READ MORE
Jesus is a sign of LOVE. He is not concerned with His image, unlike the scribes and the Pharisees who have taken the seat of Moses. Jesus avoided titles and seats of honor. In many instances, He asked recipients of His healings and exorcisms to keep secret the miraculous deeds God granted them. Jesus was the sign of the LOVE of the FATHER to everyone. He worked in the ministry without any tag or brand, discriminating none by race, color, religious and political affiliation, status in life, and others. By His MERCY, LOVE, and COMPASSION, He became the sign of God, LOVE.READ MORE