A few weeks ago, the Gospel reading was about the sending of the 72 disciples. If you have been raised as a Catholic, we know that most of the focus, in most readings, would be on the 12 apostles. In a homily by Monsignor Dan Sta. Maria, he relates the sending out of the 72 disciples to lay people like us who must also do our share in spreading God’s Word. We cannot just rely on the religious to do the work of spreading the faith.
I got hold of Bo Sanchez’s latest book entitled “8 Secrets of the Truly Rich.” The book aims to introduce readers to the 8 principles that will allow an individual to create material wealth and gain spiritual abundance at the same time. What’s one example of a principle tackled in the book? Well, Secret No. 1 is “Be Totally Responsible for Your Success.”
The following is a true story. Much as I like to write, I don’t think I can invent a tale like this. The names of the characters have been changed. The purpose of sharing this story is to make you realize that God never lets go of us. You may run, hide, or turn away — it does not matter. The Good Shepherd will always be looking out for you.
Do you understand what stewardship is all about? Do you wish to have a deeper understanding regarding stewardship and how it is closely linked to your personal relationship with Jesus? Do you want to have a better appreciation of the gifts that you have received and how you can use these resources to give back to God and to others?
Today, June 15, 2007, is the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. In Catholic masses today, the readings will mostly focus on the Good Shepherd who always takes care of us.
One of my favorite Bible verses or prayers is Psalm 23. In this world filled with confusion and disappointments, there remains much to be thankful for:
Today is the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. In most Catholic homes, you will find an image of the Sacred Heart — where Jesus’ wounded heart is bleeding and exposed. The Sacred Heart shows Jesus’ immense love for all of us, even if at times we cause Him pain by not following His teachings and example.
Today, June 13, is the Feast of St. Anthony of Padua. My mother told me way back that if I should lose anything, I should ask for the intercession of St. Anthony as he is known to help people who have lost certain things. Here is the prayer: