Browsing the July 2017 archive of Fr. Reggie's Reflections
FAITH IS OUR TREASURE IN CHRIST
Posted by John Sage on 7/27/17
An old lady in Scotland is so poor that the community had to support her, even though her son had come to America and had become very rich. “Why doesn’t Johnny help her mother?” the neighbors often whispered. One day a neighbor dropped in and suggested that her son ... Read More »
RELEVANT PARABLES AND STORIES
Posted by John Sage on 7/22/17
When Jesus wanted to teach people and his followers, he did it with stories and parables. When He preached to a group of fishermen, he used examples and stories relevant to fishing. To a group of shepherds, he used stories in the context of shepherding. And to a group ... Read More »
WHICH SOIL ARE YOU?
Posted by John Sage on 7/15/17
A professor in a college English class said to his students, “If you will just take a new word and use it 10 times, it will be yours forever.” Whereupon, a young woman in the class looked dreamily out of the window and sighed, “Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, Oh! ... Read More »
WHAT A RELIEF!
Posted by John Sage on 7/08/17
The past Sunday solemn feasts have not been very easy celebrations. For one, these feasts celebrated, although forming the core of our Catholic Christian faith, have been anchored on great mysteries that are not easily understood by all. Yes, we can experience the new Pentecost, we encounter the Most ... Read More »
Posted by John Sage on 7/02/17
This virtue is one of the well-known good traits of Filipino families. In ordinary situations, hospitality is shown, when friends and relatives are welcome to stay in Filipino houses. I recall how the head of the family had to give up his room for a guest. Since there wasn’t ... Read More »