Chuyên mục: Come & See A

Enthroned on the Cross

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Come and See 69 34A – Christ the King Ezek 34: 11- 12, 15-17 1 Cor 15:20-26, 28 Mt 25:31-46.     Love which waits for us at the end of history, your kingdom begins in the shadow of the cross; shines in our lives. Jesus, Lord, make haste! return and finish your work! When […]

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Profitable or Unprofitable

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Come and See 68 33A Proverbs 31: 10-13, 19-20,30-31 1 Thessalonians 5: 1-6 Mt 25: 14-30 We come to the end of the liturgical year of 2011. In chapter 24 and 25 in the Gospel according to Mathew, there are three parables that remind us of the coming of Christ: The parable of the faithful […]

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Wise or Foolish

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Come and See 67 32A Wisdom 6: 12- 16 1 Thess 4: 13- 18 Mt 25: 1 -13 The parable of the ten virgins is the teaching of the Second Coming of the Son of God. In the previous chapters, 22-24, Jesus uses different parables to express how poor the Jews are when they do […]

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Cross, not A Chair

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Come and See 66 31st A                                                             Malachi 1:14-2, 2b, 8-10 I Thessalonians 2:7b-9,13 Mt 23:1-12   The young seminarian was excited about preaching his first sermon in his home church. After three years in seminary, he felt adequately prepared, and when he was introduced to the congregation, he walked boldly to the pulpit, his head […]

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Love by Act

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Come and See 65 30th A                                         Exodus 22:20-26 I Thessalonians 1:5c-10 Mt 22:34-40 In a series of being “attacked” by Pharisees, Herodians, and Sadducees, Jesus gradually reveals his identity through parables and answers. All in all, Jesus emphasizes that He is the Son of God, the Son of David, and the Prophet the Old Testament […]

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A Double Citizenship

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29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Isa 45: 1, 4-6 1 Thes 1:1-5b Mt 22:15-21 After speaking three parables indicating the Jewish leaders, Jesus is attacked. Both groups of the Jewish leaders, Pharisees and Herodians, attack Jesus on a serious matter: “Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?” In Jesus’ time, Palestine was […]

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Invited Guests

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28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Isa 25:6-10a Phip 4:12-14,19-20 Mt 22:1-14 Today, we are going to listen to another parable from the Matthew 22: 1 -14, the third one in the series of parables regarding the Israelites rejecting God who loves and desires to save them. In the parables of two sons, the Israelites did […]

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Bad Fruit or Good Fruit

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Sunday 27th A Ordinary Time Isa 5: 1-7 Phip 4: 6-9 Mt 21: 33-43 In Matthew chapter 21, there are two parables, which Jesus uses to illustrate the Israelites’ attitude toward God the Savior. Listening to these parables, we can feel how much God loves us when He uses different methods in order to awake […]

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Fair or Unfair

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Sunday 26th A OT Ezk 18: 25- 28 Phip 2: 1 -11 Mt 21: 28-32 We are living in the world with a lot of complaints about “unfairness.” Three Readings on  26th Sunday in Ordinary Time help us understand the meaning of fairness and unfairness. The Babylonian Exile (597-538 B.C.) is a crucial time for […]

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To Transfigure – To Transform

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Transfiguration of the Lord Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 2 Peter I: 16-19 Mt 17: 1-9 The transfiguration of Christ is the most glorious event in His earthly ministry. His glory shined in human flesh. “Transfigure” means “a change from within, to transform.” Clearly enough, Jesus’ transfiguration reflects his inward glory. The context of transfiguration occurred before […]

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