"The BIBLE is God's chart for you to steer by, to
keep you from the bottom of the sea, and to show you where the harbor
is, and how to reach it without running on rocks or bars." ~Henry Ward
For what they are worth, I invite each one of you to come to my"Daily Gospel Reflections"corner. These reflections are designed as a "spiritual food" for all those who wish to nourish their spiritual life.
Part of my intention of writing these reflections is to challenge readers to reflect their own faith in light of God's Word and hopefully, this would motivate them to exemplify their Christian faith in their daily lives. As someone said, "The words of God by themselves are just words. They come alive when they are lived."
Not all of these reflections are of my own writing. Some of which I may have adapted or appropriated them from other external sources because I found them interesting and reflective, and some may have been sent to me by friends and acquaintances, for my own reading and reflection, but of which I am not able to trace their source anymore. If in some way I have inadvertently not given proper credit to someone who has written a reflection which I may have posted here, for whatever reason, please accept my apology. It is not my intention to appropriate something which is not my own. But there are certain things that are simply beyond my control. In any event, I will try my best to give credit where credit is due.
Yes, for busy people like I am, these reflections could provide resource materials for personal meditation and self-examination. For everyone, these reflections could serve as impetus to deepen one's spirituality.
I like what Fr. San Luis once said: "Reading about God's Word or hearing it on Sunday is not like listening to a cassette tape rerun. You hear it now, then forget it after a while. Rather it should question and enlighten our minds, move and inspire our hearts; above all, guide and challenge us to put Christ's teaching into practice and thus make his Word alive."
God bless you all.
PACIANO ALEXANDER BARBIETO
HOW LOVE WINS
(For Holy Week Reflection, watch this video and Listen to this beautiful song)
SA KAMBAS NG LIPUNAN (ON THE CANVAS OF SOCIETY)
We pray for the repose of the soul of this great filipino artist, "Joey Velasco",
who painted this famous "Last Supper painting," and
who passed away.
Rina shares her experiences of God's love. She came to God by realizing her need for Him and He has continued to show her His love...
"LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND...LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF" (MATTHEW 22:37-40)
"EVERY HUMAN BEING COMES FROM THE HAND OF GOD, AND WE ALL KNOW SOMETHING OF GOD'S LOVE FOR US. WHATEVER OUR RELIGION, WE KNOW THAT IF WE REALLY WANT TO LOVE, WE MUST FIRST LEARN TO FORGIVE BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE" (Mother Teresa of Calcutta)
...AND FORGIVE US THE WRONG WE HAVE DONE AS WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO WRONG US. (MATTHEW 6:12)
SMILE - GOD LOVES YOU!
"EVERY TIME YOU SMILE AT SOMEONE, IT IS AN ACTION OF LOVE, A GIFT TO THAT PERSON, A BEAUTIFUL THING" (Mother Teresa of Calcutta)
"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let
your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious
about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your
requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your
hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." ~ Philippians 4:4-7~
Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." ~Matthew 19:14~
He who did not spare his own Son, but gave Him up for us all -- how will he not also, along with him,give us all things? Romans 8:32
Thoughts on today's verse
If God gave up his Son to save me, what would he not give up to bless us and keep us! That's Paul's point. In 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, he tells us we are bought with a price to encourage us toward holiness. Here, he makes the same point, but to give us assurance. Isn't it amazing how the truth of God's grace contains such a multifaceted blessing.
I WANT TO GIVE THIS LIFE TO YOU
WRATH OF TYPHOON ONDOY IN THE PHILIPPINES - September 26, 2009
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
"The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.' ~ Matthew 25:40~
Matthew 10:42: "And whoever in the name of a disciple gives to one of these little ones even a cup of cold water to drink, truly I say to you, he shall not lose his reward."
MARY, DID YOU KNOW!
Listen to this beautiful song!
St. Augustine of Hippo (+430) is often quoted as having said "He who sings, prays twice." The Latin cited for this is "Qui bene cantat bis orat" or "He who sings well prays twice".
"Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life, everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity." ~ Victor Frankl~
GOD WILL MAKE A WAY
“Happy is he who has the
God of Jacob for his help, Whose hope is in the LORD his God, Who made heaven
and earth, The sea, and all that is in them; Who keeps truth forever, Who executes justice for the oppressed, Who
gives food to the hungry. The LORD gives freedom to the prisoners. The LORD opens the eyes of the blind; The LORD
raises those who are bowed down; The LORD loves the righteous. The LORD watches
over the strangers; He relieves the father-
less and widow; But the way of the wicked He turns upside down. " ~Psalm 146:5-9~
If you find life burdensome, or when you are losing hope because of the trials that life bring...DON'T GIVE UP or LOST HOPE. Please watch this very inspiring video "Are You Going to Finish Strong!"
Listen to this beautiful song entitled "Your Heart Today!"
Listen to the voice of Mother Teresa which continues to resonate and challenge us....even today!
"If Anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me" (Luke 9:23)
On May 2010, the Philippines will hold its national, regional and local elections. Let us all work for a common goal: for an honest, clean and just elections. We will not allow any hungry-driven politician,or corrupt official, or military personnel, to steal our votes or deny us our rights. The Filipino people have suffered long enough. It's time to regain our place. Let us not forget the spirit of Edsa. WATCH THIS VIDEO entitled "Handog ng Pilipino sa Mundo" ( A gift of the Filipinos to the world).
WHO IS GOD TO YOU?
Watch and Listen how different people perceive of God...
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O Jesus, Eternal Priest;keep all Your priests within the shelter of Your Sacred Heart, where none may harm them.
Keep unstained their anointed hands which daily touch Your Sacred Body.
Keep unsullied their lips purpled with Your Precious Blood. Keep pure and unearthly their hearts sealed with the sublime marks of Your glorious priesthood. Let Your holy love surround them and shield them from the world's contagion.
Bless their labors with abundant fruit, and may the souls to whom they have ministered to be their joy and consolation and in Heaven their beautiful and everlasting crown.
O Mary, Queen of the clergy, pray for us; obtain for us many holy priests.