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HABIT OF GRATITUDE

  Daily Gospel:   Luke 17:11-19 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE) 11 As he continued his journey to Jerusalem, he traveled through Samaria and Galilee. 12 As he was entering a village, ten lepers met [him]. They stood at a distance from him 13 and raised their voice, saying, “Jesus, Master! Have pity on us!” 14 And when he saw them, he said, “Go show yourselves to the priests.” As they were going they were cleansed. 15 And one of them, realizing he had been healed, returned, glorifying God in a loud voice; 16 and he fell at the feet of Jesus and thanked him. He was a Samaritan. 17 Jesus said in reply, “Ten were cleansed, were they not? Where are the other nine? 18 Has none but this foreigner returned to give thanks to God?” 19 Then he said to him, “Stand up and go; your faith has saved you.” Reflection: HABIT OF GRATITUDE By Bro. Dexter Sarmiento God showers us with countless blessings everyday. From the moment we open our eyes when we wake up to a new day until we rest in t

Gospel of the Day | Luke 11:37-41

  37 After he had spoken, a Pharisee invited him to dine at his home. He entered and reclined at table to eat. 38 The Pharisee was amazed to see that he did not observe the prescribed washing before the meal.  39 The Lord said to him, “Oh you Pharisees! Although you cleanse the outside of the cup and the dish, inside you are filled with plunder and evil. 40 You fools! Did not the maker of the outside also make the inside? 41 But as to what is within, give alms, and behold, everything will be clean for you. Reflection :  STRENGTH FROM GOD By  Bro. Paulo Claveria My journey in a Christian community was one of the most fulfilling missions I experienced. The drive to serve was profound for it focuses on various ministries. What I loved the most is when I became a worship leader in Prayer Assemblies. As a leader, it is my responsibility to prepare the mood of the members of the community to hear God’s message. And it is part of my duty to draw them into worshipping God. This experience

Gospel of the Day | Luke 11:29-32

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 29 While still more people gathered in the crowd, he said to them, “This generation is an evil generation; it seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it, except the sign of Jonah. 30 Just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will the Son of Man be to this generation.    31 At the judgment the queen of the south will rise with the men of this generation and she will condemn them, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and there is something greater than Solomon here.    32 At the judgment the men of Nineveh will arise with this generation and condemn it, because at the preaching of Jonah they repented, and there is something greater than Jonah here.   Reflection: The Reluctant Prophet and His sign   Sometimes I look for something and then realize that it was just right under my nose and simply I just could not see it. This is same in our everyday battle we all seem to ask for signs from time to time, for we think it will give us greater ce

Gospel of the Day | Mark 10:17-27

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The Rich Man 17 As he was setting out on a journey, a man ran up, knelt down before him, and asked him, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18 Jesus answered him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. 19 You know the commandments: ‘You shall not kill; you shall not commit adultery; you shall not steal; you shall not bear false witness; you shall not defraud; honor your father and your mother.’”   20 He replied and said to him, “Teacher, all of these I have observed from my youth.” 21 Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said to him, “You are lacking in one thing. Go, sell what you have, and give to [the] poor and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.” 22 At that statement his face fell, and he went away sad, for he had many possessions. 23 Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!” 24 The disciples were amazed at his words. So Jesus again said to them in r

Gospel of the Day | Luke 11:27-28

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  27 While he was speaking, a woman from the crowd called out and said to him, “Blessed is the womb that carried you and the breasts at which you nursed.”   28 He replied, “Rather, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it.” Reflection: UNDERSTANDING GOD'S WORDS By Sis.  Anie Valencia Looking back at the beginning of the pandemic and we got all lockdown, I’m so scared to even touch everything around the house, especially outside that I tend to really avoid people around the building thinking that they can maybe a carrier of this deadly virus, there was this time that my husband and I got into the elevator and when we are already down at the ground floor, suddenly my husband realizes that he forgot something in the house so we did not come out and pressed the elevator up again but before that there was this man in a hurry (our neighbor next to our flat) who wanted to join us in the elevator and we rejected him because of social distancing that only 2 person

Gospel of the Day | Luke 11:15-26

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15 Some of them said, “By the power of Beelzebul, the prince of demons, he drives out demons.” 16 Others, to test him, asked him for a sign from heaven. 17 But he knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be laid waste and house will fall against house. 18 And if Satan is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that it is by Beelzebul that I drive out demons. 19 If I, then, drive out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your own people drive them out? Therefore they will be your judges.  20 But if it is by the finger of God that [I] drive out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. 21 When a strong man fully armed guards his palace, his possessions are safe. 22 But when one stronger than he attacks and overcomes him, he takes away the armor on which he relied and distributes the spoils. 23 Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters. The Return of the Unclean Spirit . 24 “When a