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Humble response to God’s call
by GOD’S WORD TODAY By Jesus V. Fernandez, S.J. - February 4, 2007 - 12:00am
There are three important persons in today’s liturgy – Isaiah, Paul and Peter. They have in common two characteristics: their initial reluctance to the divine call, and they have humility....
To such belong the kingdom
by GOD’S WORD TODAY By Jesus V. Fernandez, S.J. - January 21, 2007 - 12:00am
Nowhere in any part of the world do we find so colorful a display of images representing the Holy Child we Filipinos lovingly call the Sto. Niño. Devotion to Sto. Niño sweeps all sectors...
Where is the newborn King
by GOD’S WORD TODAY By Jesus V. Fernandez, S.J. - January 7, 2007 - 12:00am
We are like the Magi. All through our life, we search for God. Well, we might not be as learned and wise. We might not know the science of astrology. But we are tempted to think we’ve got something...
Co-redeeming with Christ through the family
by GOD’S WORD TODAY By Jesus V. Fernandez, S.J. - December 31, 2006 - 12:00am
Never before in the history of salvation has there been a greater accent on the redeeming potential of family than in our present time.
Rejoice
by GOD’S WORD TODAY By Jesus V. Fernandez, S.J. - December 23, 2006 - 12:00am
Rejoice? How can we rejoice? We are ending a year of tragic sequences, a year of calamities, Milenyo had wreaked hell, devastating life and property. Following close, Reming has been washing away so...
Rejoice
by GOD’S WORD TODAY By Jesus V. Fernandez, S.J. - December 17, 2006 - 12:00am
Rejoice? How can we rejoice? We are ending a year of tragic sequences, a year of calamities, Milenyo had wreaked hell, devastating life and property. Following close, Reming has been washing away so...
Entering Advent, the season of hope
by GOD’S WORD TODAY By Jesus V. Fernandez, S.J. - December 3, 2006 - 12:00am
We are four weeks away from Christmas and we are ourselves puzzled why we are warned of the frightful forboding of sun and moon and stars behaving wildly in the firmaments, and on the earth we will...
Promise of a second coming
by GOD’S WORD TODAY By Jesus V. Fernandez, S.J. - November 19, 2006 - 12:00am
What is the second coming of the Lord to us – a promise or a warning? We live on the promise of Jesus that He will come again, not as a newly-born babe in a poor animal’s manger one cold midnight...
No love without sacrifice
by GOD’S WORD TODAY By Jesus V. Fernandez, S.J. - November 5, 2006 - 12:00am
"It is not how much we do but how much love we put in the work we do for God," as Mother Teresa says, then adds, "We have to love until it really hurts." Mother Teresa and her co-workers...
The joy of being saved
by GOD’S WORD TODAY By Jesus V. Fernandez, S.J. - October 29, 2006 - 12:00am
With a beautiful story we have from St. Mark where two people stand out from among the rest. The one is a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, sitting at the side of the dusty road, begging for his piteous existence....
The joy of being saved
by GOD’S WORD TODAY By Jesus V. Fernandez, S.J. - October 29, 2006 - 12:00am
With a beautiful story we have from St. Mark where two people stand out from among the rest. The one is a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, sitting at the side of the dusty road, begging for his piteous existence....
Responding to the call of Jesus
by GOD’S WORD TODAY By Jesus V. Fernandez, S.J. - October 15, 2006 - 12:00am
One of the most difficult aspects of following Jesus is that we can’t get a breather. We try to respond to the call of the Lord and take the challenge of loving that person we can’t understand,...
Facing a radical Christianity
by GOD’S WORD TODAY By Jesus V. Fernandez, S.J. - October 1, 2006 - 12:00am
The following of Christ admits of no neutral ground. It is either we stand in Jesus’ territory or we are on the other side of the fence. Our stands will show that. If we are against the teachings of Christ,...
Facing a radical Christianity
by GOD’S WORD TODAY By Jesus V. Fernandez, S.J. - October 1, 2006 - 12:00am
The following of Christ admits of no neutral ground. It is either we stand in Jesus’ territory or we are on the other side of the fence. Our stands will show that. If we are against the teachings of Christ,...
Religion beyond externals
by GOD’S WORD TODAY By Jesus V. Fernandez, S.J. - September 3, 2006 - 12:00am
There will always be the problem of masks. I am not talking about the masks children wear in a Halloween party or on New Year’s Eve when they toot their horns. These masks initiate loud laughter when they make...
Life in a living bread
by GOD’S WORD TODAY By Jesus V. Fernandez, S.J. - August 20, 2006 - 12:00am
Who among us has not dreamt a kind of life he or she has wanted to live? Not one of us, maybe, unless we are simply drifting aimlessly, knowing not where the right directions are found; living to eat and drink and...
Our own Transfiguration
by GOD’S WORD TODAY By Jesus V. Fernandez, S.J. - August 6, 2006 - 12:00am
Today’s Gospel event, the Transfiguration, is situated on a mountain, high above the ordinary run of day to day existence. The event, and especially its significance, are as challenging and awesome and...
Five loaves and two fish
by GOD’S WORD TODAY By Jesus V. Fernandez, S.J. - July 30, 2006 - 12:00am
"There is a small boy here with five barley loaves and two fish, but what is that among so many?" Jesus said to the apostles, "Make the people sit down." They filled 12 hampers with scraps left...
God chooses, God cherishes
by GOD’S WORD TODAY By Jesus V. Fernandez, S.J. - July 16, 2006 - 12:00am
Today’s Gospel, as one commentator observes, describing how Jesus commissioned the disciples to their ministry and how they performed it, repeats almost exactly Mark’s earliest description of the...
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