Browsing Fr. Reggie's Reflections

Browsing Fr. Reggie's Reflections

REMEMBERING WHAT MAKES STRONG

Posted by John Sage on 2/24/18

The TRANSFIGURATION---what a showcase! Jesus was at the center stage of everything – resplendent, glorious and pure. Then appeared as supporting actors Moses and Elijah – long dead, but transported back to life to give witness to the greatness of Jesus. Moses was Israel’s lawgiver, but here is the ... Read More »

OVERCCOMING TEMPTATIONS!

Posted by John Sage on 2/17/18

In this Sunday’s Gospel we read that the Spirit drove Jesus into the wilderness. This was the same Holy Spirit who had encouraged Jesus when He was baptized in the Jordan River. At that time, the Spirit descended upon him like a dove. Then a voice from heaven was ... Read More »

LOVING THE UNLOVABLE

Posted by John Sage on 2/10/18

The Bible’s version of the homeless, and dirty beggars of today is none other than the LEPER. He, too, was avoided and despised because his scourge carried the stigma of sin and divine punishment. The Old Testament reading today advised people on how to isolate the leper in society. ... Read More »

INTERCESSION

Posted by John Sage on 2/03/18

In our Gospel narrative, we immediately notice the healing miracles that Jesus performed: Simon’s mother in-law who was cured from a fever, those healed from various diseases, and the demons expelled from those who were possessed. However, let us shift our attention to a prior action that was also ... Read More »

LISTENING TO HIS VOICE

Posted by John Sage on 1/20/18

How easy it is to follow the Lord? Jesus was walking along and he sees two fishermen and he says: “Come, follow me.” They follow on the spot. Walking further along, he meets two other working men and he calls them, too. They follow immediately, without question. If Jesus ... Read More »

A STAR TELLS THE STORY

Posted by John Sage on 1/05/18

Epiphany celebrates the heroism and gallantry of the Magi. Their story starts with an inspiring star that propel led them to travel from a faraway land to worship the newborn King of the Jews. Armed with nothing else but trust in a brightly shining star, these astrologers left the ... Read More »

WHY MARY?

Posted by John Sage on 12/23/17

Today we revisit the biblical account of the ANNUNCIATION and we encounter the figure of Mary, the maiden of Nazareth again. Why is Mary important in our approach to Christmas? Is it just because of her role as natural mother of the Son of God? Yes, the crib is ... Read More »

JOHN THE BAPTIST: A LAMP FOR US

Posted by John Sage on 12/17/17

The Gospel describes John the Baptist as a witness “to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him.” (Jn. 1:7) He was like a lamp that showed us Jesus, the one and only true Light of the world. What happens to a lamp that can teach ... Read More »

THE ROLE OF THE MESSENGER

Posted by John Sage on 12/09/17

Aside from the personal touch that comes with a human being knocking on your door, the messenger is also one of the most reliable means of getting to a client or business partner since he defies traffic, delivers and collects on time, and achieves instant feedback from customers. In ... Read More »

“BE WATCHFUL, BE ALERT!”

Posted by John Sage on 12/02/17

After celebrating the THANKGIVING DAY AND BLACK FRIDAY with festive spirit, our Gospel for the first day of Advent gives a stern warning: “Be watchful! Be alert! You do not know when the time will come.” (Mk. 13:33). The word “ADVENT” springs from the Latin word ‘ADVENTUS’ which means ... Read More »