Developing a great love for the Eucharist
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - April 19, 2024 - 12:00am
We need time and effort to develop a great love for the Eucharist. More than that. We need to rev up our faith so we can truly take seriously these words of Christ that refer to the Eucharist: “Except you eat...
When God tests us
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - April 12, 2024 - 12:00am
Actually, our whole life here on earth is a test God gives us, to see if what he wants us to be, that is, to be his image and likeness, sharers of his divine life and nature is also what we ourselves would want to...
Assuming God’s attitude toward sinners
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - April 10, 2024 - 12:00am
This is a great challenge for us! Since we are God’s image and likeness, we should also try to assume the very same attitude God has towards sinners, or towards anyone with whom we have some differences and...
Behold, a virgin shall conceive”
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - April 8, 2024 - 12:00am
That’s from the first reading of the Mass of the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. (cfr. Is 7,14) It’s a prophecy about the long-expected Redeemer. It somehow already describes the Messiah as...
Christ always takes the initiative
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - April 5, 2024 - 12:00am
Indeed, Christ always takes the initiative to show himself to us, to come and to be with us. Being both God and man, whose essence is pure love, he will always be with us, showering us with all the goodness and power...
How to receive Christ’s inheritance
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - March 28, 2024 - 12:00am
“Unless I wash you, you will have no inheritance with me.”
Be ready for the worst scenario in our life
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - March 27, 2024 - 12:00am
The readings of the Mass of Holy Wednesday (cfr. Is 50,4-9 / Mt 26,14025) somehow remind us that while Christ assured us that everything has been taken care of by him, we should not be so naïve as to think all...
Beware of our bad reactions to things
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - March 25, 2024 - 12:00am
We are now in Holy Week. And the gospel of the Mass for Monday of Holy Week (cfr. Jn 12, 1-11) speaks of how Judas, the traitor, reacted badly when Mary, the sister of Martha and the resurrected Lazarus, anointed...
Truth, justice, mercy always prevail in the end
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - March 18, 2024 - 12:00am
We have to build up our conviction in this truth of our faith.
God never leaves us
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - March 13, 2024 - 12:00am
That passage from the Book of Isaiah that has become very popular among many people deserves to be indelibly printed in our mind and heart, especially when we are going through some rough times in our life. “Can...
With God we have every reason to be happy
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - March 11, 2024 - 12:00am
Since God takes care of everything, even in our worst conditions, we have no reason to worry for long and every reason to be happy instead. While we cannot avoid pains and sorrows, we also know, if we truly have...
God begs us to return to him
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - March 8, 2024 - 12:00am
Imagine that! The giver of all good things, who is already all perfect and from whom nothing would be lost if we would not only mind him but also offend him, makes this appeal for us to return to him.
Let’s learn to listen to God’s voice
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - March 7, 2024 - 12:00am
This is definitely a necessity for us. We have to learn to listen to the voice of God who actually intervenes in our life all the time, prompting us about what to think, desire, speak and do.
Beware of the danger of worldly entrapment
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - March 6, 2024 - 12:00am
This worldly entrapment is actually a clear and present danger.
Faith should always guide our reason
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - March 4, 2024 - 12:00am
That Bible story about that Syrian general, Naaman, who was a leper, (2 Kings 5,1-15) and the gospel reading about Christ reproaching the people in the synagogue for not believing the prophets (cfr. Lk 4,24-30) remind...
Zeal for all the things of God
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - March 2, 2024 - 12:00am
This is what we can learn from that gospel episode of Christ driving those who converted the temple intoa marketplace (cfr. Jn 2,13-25), which is the gospel reading for the Mass of the third Sunday of Lent. We need...
Honing our concern for the poor
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - February 29, 2024 - 12:00am
That parable of the rich man and the poor man, Lazarus, (cfr. Lk 16,19-31) which is the subject of the gospel of the Mass for Thursday of the 2nd Week of Lent, strongly reminds us of our duty to always take care...
Let’s learn to stand up to suffering
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - February 28, 2024 - 12:00am
Since suffering in one form or another is inevitable in our life here on earth, we should know how to handle it such that we can and should even derive something good from it.
Be always merciful and not judgmental
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - February 26, 2024 - 12:00am
That’s what Christ told his disciples. (cfr. Lk 6,36-38) “Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
The danger of becoming holier-than-thou
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - February 25, 2024 - 12:00am
We have to be most careful with this danger which can easily afflict especially those who desire to be good, holy, and a firm believer of God.
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