YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 25TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (2) HOMILY THEME: A PARABLE ON THE PARABLE.

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 25TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: A PARABLE ON THE PARABLE. BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Lk. 18:16-18) Monday of the Twenty Fifth Week in Ordinary Time In today’s Gospel we have the parable of the lighted lamp. It can easily be understood as giving the message that we must not hide or keep secret our God-given talents. They must be revealed so that others may benefit and we would become as human beings. But this version of Luke, according to exegetes,…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (7) HOMILY THEME: EASY WAY TO GREATNESS

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: EASY WAY TO GREATNESS BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mk. 9:30-37) Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time In today’s Gospel Jesus tells the apostles who is the greatest in the Kingdom. That greatness is achieved by accepting children. Jesus refers not only to the acceptance of children who are in need of protection but also those who are child- like. The greatest in the Kingdom are those who have and accepts qualities of children like dependence, humility, and…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR SATURDAY OF THE 24TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1) HOMILY THEME: LIVE BY EXAMPLE

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR SATURDAY OF THE 24TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: LIVE BY EXAMPLE BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Lk.8:14-15) Saturday of the Twenty Fourth Week in Ordinary Time In today’s Gospel Jesus tells His listeners His true relations. They are those who listen to the Word of God and act on it. Relationship with God is determined not just in being called and recognized as one but in hearing and living the Word. For, indeed, what good are titles, memberships, certificates, and other recognitions if…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF 24TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1) HOMILY THEME: Go and learn the meaning of the words, " I desire mercy, not sacrifice."

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR FRIDAY OF 24TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: Go and learn the meaning of the words, “I desire mercy, not sacrifice.” BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mt. 9:9-13) Friday of the Twenty Fourth Week in Ordinary Time, Feast of St. Matthew, the Apostle. In today’s Gospel Jesus called Matthew, a tax collector, to follow Him. It was a call to become His disciple. This should have cone as a surprise to the people, Jesus’ followers, and Matthew himself. A tax collector in Israel during…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 24TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1) HOMILY THEME: FRIEND OF SINNERS

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THURSDAY OF THE 24TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: FRIEND OF SINNERS BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Lk. 7:36-50) Thursday of the Twenty Fourth Week in Ordinary Time In today’s Gospel Jesus was approached by a woman who was a public and confessed sinner. She humbly expressed to Jesus her repentance by weeping, kissing and bathing Jesus’ feet with oil. It was an unusual situation for her to do as she did but her repentance and belief in Jesus gave her that courage. Jesus recognized…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 24TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1) HOMILY THEME: YOU CAN'T PLEASE EVERYONE; BE YOURSELF

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 24TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: YOU CAN’T PLEASE EVERYONE; BE YOURSELF BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: ( Lk. 7:31-35) Wednesday of the Twenty Fourth Week in Ordinary Time In today’s Gospel Jesus addressed the inconsistencies of the leaders and the crowds in treating John the Baptist and Himself. In Filipino we call it, “Sala sa init, sala sa laming.” Their attitudes to both were neither here nor there. John came like a hermit and was accused of being possessed by…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 24TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (1) HOMILY THEME: GOD HAS VISITED HIS PEOPLE 

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 24TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: GOD HAS VISITED HIS PEOPLE BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Lk. 7:11-17) Tuesday of the Twenty Fourth Week in Ordinary Time In today’s Gospel Jesus brought back to life the son of the widow from Nain. Jesus empathized with the mother whose only son, her last source of recognition in the predominantly patriarchal Jewish society. The people who witnessed the event was in awe and saw in Jesus the loving God. He was seen as…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 24TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME (2) HOMILY THEME: COMPLETE FAITH

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR MONDAY OF THE 24TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: COMPLETE FAITH BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Lk. 7:1-10) Monday of the Twenty Fourth Week in Ordinary Time In today’s Gospel Jesus was amazed at the faith of the centurion. The centurion told Jesus that He need not go to their place to heal his servant. Jesus only needed to say the word and the servant will be healed. Such show of faith left Jesus in awe and could not help but compare the centurion’s…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 24TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (6) HOMILY THEME: A LIFE OF SACRIFICE

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE 24TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME HOMILY THEME: A LIFE OF SACRIFICE BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Mt. 8:27-35) Twenty Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Season of Creation In today’s Gospel, the Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time and the Second Sunday of the Season of Creation, Jesus asked His apostles who do people say He was. Then, He directly asked His apostles. Peter proclaimed that He was the Christ. While people claimed Jesus was one of the prophets, Peter declared Him as the Christ, the…

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YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE MEMORIAL OF OUR LADY OF SORROWS (2) HOMILY THEME: SORROWS OF MARY

YEAR B: HOMILY FOR THE MEMORIAL OF OUR LADY OF SORROWS HOMILY THEME: SORROWS OF MARY BY: Fr. Benny Tuazon   HOMILY: (Jn. 19:25-27) Feast of Mary, Our Lady of Sorrows In today’s Gospel we have the scene of Mary on the foot of the cross where her Son is crucified and dying. This is one of the recorded seven sorrows (siete dolores) of Mary, the feast we are celebrating today. The others were: 1) Prophecy of Simeon, “Your own soul, also a sword will pierce, (2) Flight into Egypt,…

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