19 November, Saturday — DEFCON

Saturday of Week 33 in Ordinary time Apo 11:4-12Lk 20:27-40 Blessed be the LORD, my rock. DEFCON, or Defence Condition, is the classification system for determining the preparedness of an armed force in response to a prevailing threat situation. It is featured regularly in movies, with the action mostly taking place when DEFCON 1, meaning... Continue Reading →

24 July, Sunday — Warranty Guaranteed

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Gen 18:20-32Col 2:12-14Lk 11:1-13 "What father among you would hand his son...a snake when he asks for a fish?" I love receiving gifts. It is a wonderful feeling when friends present us with thoughtful presents and experiences. While cash may well be the most versatile of things to receive, it... Continue Reading →

14 May, Saturday — Our Earthly Home

May 14 – Feast of St. Matthias, Apostle St. Matthias (d. 80) was an Apostle. As he could bear witness to the Resurrection of Jesus, he was chosen to replace Judas Iscariot. He preached the Gospel for more than 30 years in Judaea, Cappadocia, Egypt, and Ethopia. He is remembered for preaching the need for mortification... Continue Reading →

6 March, Sunday — Staying Relevant

1st Sunday of Lent Deu 26:4-10Rm 10:8-13Lk 4:1-13"With long life I will satisfy them, and show them my salvation."Medical science is allowing us to live longer with life expectancy going up steadily since the 1900s. During the Chinese New Year holiday I season, I observed many people wishing each other not only prosperity but also... Continue Reading →

24 August, Tuesday — Being a Friend

Aug 24 – Feast of St. Bartholomew, apostle Bartholomew was one of the Twelve Apostles. He was probably a close friend of St. Philip, as his name is always mentioned in the gospels in connection with Philip, and it was Philip who brought Bartholomew to Jesus. He may have written a gospel, now lost, as... Continue Reading →

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