Tag Archives: Kingdom of God

God means well with us

[Homily:  31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Nov 4, 2017, based on Mt. 23:1-12] We sometimes forget.  God means well with us.   And so, very mysteriously, he shares himself with us.  By “mysteriously,” I mean, “difficult for us to understand why … Continue reading

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Jesus, our Teacher and Friend

I hope you have been happy here at the Ateneo de Davao Grade School.  And I certainly hope that part of that happiness has come from the goodness of your teachers. From them you have learned to read and write, … Continue reading

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Work for the Common Good in Mindanao

[Address:  Graduation of the Graduate School and Law School, 25 April 2015] During or Baccalaureate Mass we spoke of Jesus’ commitment to the establishment of the Kingdom of God, the Kingdom of his Father. We know, I earnestly hope, that … Continue reading

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The Kingdom of God in Mindanao

[Homily: Baccalaureate Mass, Graduation, ADDU Law School and Graduate School, April 25, 2015] You come to our Baccalaureate Mass this morning, I am certain, with mixed emotions. Perhaps, the first is relief. Finally, the gauntlet has been run. The pressure … Continue reading

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Fires from Heaven, Hong Kong and Martial Law

[Homily: Luke 9:51-56. Chapel of the Assumption, ADDU, 30 Sept 2014.] In the Gospel for today, the Samaritans refused to welcome Jesus. The Samaritans believed they could worship Yahweh from their mountain tops. The Jews believed true worship could only … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Fullness of Life and Fundamentalism

[Homily: Luke 7:11-17, Sept 16, 2014] One can meditate everyday for life on the statement Jesus made, “I come to bring life, and to bring it to the full” (Jn 10:10). It is Jesus’ mission statement. For us who are … Continue reading

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