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Familiarity breeds what?
by GOD'S WORD TODAY By Ruben M. Tanseco, S.J. - July 9, 2006 - 12:00am
As the saying goes: Familiarity breeds contempt. Is this what Jesus experienced from his townmates in today’s Gospel reading (Mk. 6: 1-6)?
‘Quiet! Be still!’
by GOD'S WORD TODAY By Ruben M. Tanseco, S.J. - June 25, 2006 - 12:00am
Like any ordinary man, Jesus was very tired after a day’s ministry with the crowds by the seashore. "Let us cross to the other side," he told his disciples. They got into a small boat and started to...
Pie in the sky?
by GOD'S WORD TODAY By Ruben M. Tanseco, S.J. - May 28, 2006 - 12:00am
"Men of Galilee, why do you stand here looking up at the skies? This Jesus who has been taken from you will return, just as you saw him go up into the heavens." (From today’s First Reading, Acts 1:10)....
Human God
by GOD'S WORD TODAY By Ruben M. Tanseco, S.J. - April 23, 2006 - 12:00am
No less than three times in today’s Gospel reading was the Risen Christ quoted as saying: "Peace be with you." Here I am, with you. From suffering and death to New Life. Be assured that I will never...
Powerful passion
by GOD'S WORD TODAY By Ruben M. Tanseco, S.J. - April 9, 2006 - 12:00am
Two Sundays ago, the Gospels told us about the "unfairness" of God’s love that went beyond what was legally fair and just. A week later, we were reminded that His love was even way beyond that —...
Love unfair!
by GOD'S WORD TODAY By Ruben M. Tanseco, S.J. - March 26, 2006 - 12:00am
"For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him." (From today’s Gospel reading, Jn. 3:14-21). Let us look forward to Last Judgement...
Listen to Him!
by GOD'S WORD TODAY By Ruben M. Tanseco, S.J. - March 12, 2006 - 12:00am
Today’s Gospel event on the Transfiguration of Christ is very timely indeed (Mk. 9:2-10). It is the vision of His victory – beyond the Passion of the Christ. And so will it be for each one of us personally,...
Listen to Him!
by GOD'S WORD TODAY By Ruben M. Tanseco, S.J. - March 12, 2006 - 12:00am
Today’s Gospel event on the Transfiguration of Christ is very timely indeed (Mk. 9:2-10). It is the vision of His victory – beyond the Passion of the Christ. And so will it be for each one of us personally,...
EDSA I, not boxing
by GOD'S WORD TODAY By Ruben M. Tanseco, S.J. - February 12, 2006 - 12:00am
Boxing in professional prize-fighting is immoral. And we are glorifying it as a Christian nation! This saddens me deeply, so allow me to explain the reality objectively, at my own risk. I am linking all this with...
Come, follow me
by GOD'S WORD TODAY By Ruben M. Tanseco, S.J. - January 22, 2006 - 12:00am
After centuries of Christianity in our land, we still have a long way to go in following Christ as a nation. Today, insistent Lover that he is, Christ calls us once again and urgently invites us before it is too...
Unsung heroes
by GOD'S WORD TODAY By Ruben M. Tanseco, S.J. - December 11, 2005 - 12:00am
"There was a man named John sent by God who came as a witness to testify to the light, so that through him all men might believe…" (Jn. 1: 6-8, 19-28).
Waiting-in-action
by GOD'S WORD TODAY By Ruben M. Tanseco, S.J. - November 27, 2005 - 12:00am
Advent means a "coming". The season of Advent which starts today, is a liturgical and ritualistic remembering of the first coming of Christ to become one among us. Christmas. But beyond the remembering...
The common good
by GOD'S WORD TODAY By Ruben M. Tanseco, S.J. - September 11, 2005 - 12:00am
National reconciliation for the common good. How can we go wrong if we all commit ourselves to this God-inspired mission, as we continue to suffer through our political-economic crisis? Both the outgoing and the...
Divine Teaser meets stubborn faith
by GOD'S WORD TODAY By Ruben M. Tanseco, S.J. - August 14, 2005 - 12:00am
That Gentile woman’s stubborn faith – rooted in love for her daughter – was, as it were, tested by the Divine Teaser in today’s Gospel incident (Mt. 15:21-28). Well, so strong was the woman’s...
Last wake-up call?
by GOD'S WORD TODAY By Ruben M. Tanseco, S.J. - July 24, 2005 - 12:00am
At this point in our history, what may the Lord be telling us as a people? "I was with you at Edsa I, but you went back to your old ways soon after. Then again, I carried you through Edsa II. What did you do...
Interfaith mission
by GOD'S WORD TODAY By Ruben M. Tanseco, S.J. - May 22, 2005 - 12:00am
Three Persons in One God. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Creator, Savior, Sanctifier. The ultimate meaning of this goes beyond the boundaries of institutional religion. An inner awareness of the one, loving God of...
‘Ascension is omnipresence’
by GOD'S WORD TODAY By Ruben M. Tanseco, S.J. - May 8, 2005 - 12:00am
Gentle readers, kindly be patient with my being makulit, but I feel impelled from within to be so. Here I am again, waking us up to be ceaselessly aware of God’s presence – not up there – but down...
‘Ecclesia semper reformanda’
by GOD'S WORD TODAY By Ruben M. Tanseco, S.J. - April 24, 2005 - 12:00am
For all these past centuries, the above title of this homily has been a main guiding-principle of our Church. This means that our Church should be in a continuing state of renewal and reform, continuity and change...
Divine teaser
by GOD'S WORD TODAY By Ruben M. Tanseco, S.J. - April 10, 2005 - 12:00am
After his resurrection, Jesus began to appear and disappear – to Mary Magdalen, to his apostles, to two of his disciples on their way to Emmaus. They were overjoyed by his appearances, but were deeply puzzled...
Blessed crisis
by GOD'S WORD TODAY By Ruben M. Tanseco, S.J. - September 12, 2004 - 12:00am
A major crisis – be it personal, family, or institutional – is commonly labeled as bad luck, or a form of punishment for sin, or a somewhat unfair treatment from the Lord. "Inspite of my best efforts,...
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