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Access to Christ in faith
by GOD'S WORD TODAY By Jesus V. Fernandez, S.J. - July 2, 2006 - 12:00am
The importance of touch for healing is a common theme in the New Testament and in Mark’s presentation of a story within a story. The woman with a hemorrhage needed to touch Jesus, even only his clothes. And...
The life of Jesus poured out
by GOD'S WORD TODAY By Jesus V. Fernandez, S.J. - June 18, 2006 - 12:00am
We speak of the mystery of Christ’s Body and Blood on our knees in profound adoration and thanksgiving. For that is God’s remembering of the greatest act of redemption. And we become part of that memorial...
In the power of the Holy Spirit
by GOD'S WORD TODAY By Jesus V. Fernandez, S.J. - June 4, 2006 - 12:00am
Power – this is what we pursue so doggedly. We grab at every instance of power. For that we are willing to pay any price, even our own integrity. "I am in charge," or "Why was I not consulted?"...
As I have loved you
by GOD'S WORD TODAY By Jesus V. Fernandez, S.J. - May 21, 2006 - 12:00am
Do we really love the way our Lord loved? He loved the way the Father loved Him. And that love is perfect, eternal, immutable. . . get all the superlatives on love and that is the love with which the Father loved...
As I have loved you
by GOD'S WORD TODAY By Jesus V. Fernandez, S.J. - May 21, 2006 - 12:00am
Do we really love the way our Lord loved? He loved the way the Father loved Him. And that love is perfect, eternal, immutable. . . get all the superlatives on love and that is the love with which the Father loved...
The Good Shepherd A most consoling representation of the cure and protection God gives us is something beautiful that almost everyone sees in holy pictures. Against the dusk of the gathering night, Jesus leads His sheep into the one...
Appearances of the risen Christ today
by GOD'S WORD TODAY By Jesus V. Fernandez, S.J. - April 30, 2006 - 12:00am
We can be no better than the apostles of Jesus after His Crucifixion and death. Who among them were standing by the Cross as the Master gasped in pain crying, "My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?"...
The seeing of Jesus
by GOD'S WORD TODAY By Jesus V. Fernandez, S.J. - April 2, 2006 - 12:00am
The meaning of life often eludes those who think they are living it to the hilt. Even if we have everything in the world – money, fame, jewels, beauty and even brains, la dolce vita – when death comes,...
‘Repent and believe the good news’
by GOD'S WORD TODAY By Jesus V. Fernandez, S.J. - March 5, 2006 - 12:00am
Each night as we watch the TV news, it gradually dawns on us that it is generally bad news that we are exposed to. The continuing bombings in Iraq; the threat of another explosive situation in Iran; the political...
Get that devil out of your system
by GOD'S WORD TODAY By Jesus V. Fernandez, S.J. - January 29, 2006 - 12:00am
We sometimes hear the angry retort: "To hell with you!" And we know hell is the place where ‘devils’ abound. It is a truth of faith that devils exist and are operative in the world. Let no one...
Mary, mother of God
by GOD'S WORD TODAY By Jesus V. Fernandez, S.J. - January 1, 2006 - 12:00am
Most of the Filipino devotees need no explanation about the role of Mary, our Blessed Mother in their lives. We seem to have grown up in the Marian psyche without any explaining or convincing.
The meaning of Christmas through Mary
by GOD'S WORD TODAY By Jesus V. Fernandez, S.J. - December 18, 2005 - 12:00am
Putting up the belen must signify something to us Filipinos. Here the figure of Mary adoring her infant son is as central to our celebration of the great event which has not ceased to capture the devotion of the...
Christ must reign
by GOD'S WORD TODAY By Jesus V. Fernandez, S.J. - November 20, 2005 - 12:00am
All those basking in the glory of their power deceive themselves, thinking the power will last forever. Sovereignty, authority, influence, the imagined greatness — when people have this, one would think they...
Christian hope,the greatest expectation
by GOD'S WORD TODAY By Jesus V. Fernandez, S.J. - November 6, 2005 - 12:00am
We hope for a multitude of things. We hope our business will thrive. We hope one day to own a mansion in Alabang. That’s for the ambitious, the go-getter, the social climber who hopes one day to be numbered...
Making sense of human existence
by GOD'S WORD TODAY By Jesus V. Fernandez, S.J. - October 30, 2005 - 12:00am
When we read the papers today, we take what is reported about this politician, this big-wig, these warring factions in Congress, the grab for power and money, the wrong directions our government is taking,...
Church and State: Distinctions and relatedness
by GOD'S WORD TODAY By Jesus V. Fernandez, S.J. - October 16, 2005 - 12:00am
"The Almightly… has appointed the charge of the human race between two powers, the ecclesiastical and the civil… each of which has fixed limits which are defined by the special object and province...
The social question on justice and charity
by GOD'S WORD TODAY By Jesus V. Fernandez, S.J. - September 18, 2005 - 12:00am
The laborer "is not to receive as alms what is due to him in justice and let no one attempt with trifling charitable donations to exempt himself from the great duties imposed by justice" (Divini Redemptoris,...
Who do you say Christ is?
by GOD'S WORD TODAY By Jesus V. Fernandez, S.J. - August 21, 2005 - 12:00am
Upon the truth which answers this question, Christ gives the rock foundation on which His Church is built. And on truth we members of the Church give witness. And since we have to ride on truth in our journey of...
Faith stands or falls with credibility
by GOD'S WORD TODAY By Jesus V. Fernandez, S.J. - August 7, 2005 - 12:00am
Why do we find so many groups rallying in the streets today? They belong to various factions led by a hundred and one leaders all differing in their belief. They elevate to the pedestal one or the other politicians...
As sheep among wolves
by GOD'S WORD TODAY By Jesus V. Fernandez, S.J. - June 19, 2005 - 12:00am
Our times truly call for courage. It’s like a fierce battle between good and evil. In the Philippines the good and the evil might not be so readily obvious. Evil like drugs, gambling, laundering money by a subtle...
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