The Gospel passage we have read forms an entire chapter in the Gospel of Luke. It is made up of three parables: lost sheep, lost coin, lost son. The liturgy gives us two options—whether to read the whole chapter or only the first two parables (Luke 15:1–10). However, all three parables taken together are Jesus’ […]
BORN TO BE FREE! There is something heartwarming in today’s readings, particularly in Paul’s letter to Philemon (2nd reading). Paul, by then an old man in prison, waxes paternal and solicitous for the welfare of both Philemon and the runaway slave Onesimus. As the law would prescribe, Paul sends him right back to Philemon, but […]
May pananagutan ang pag-ibig. Sa ating pagtupad sa Lingguhang pagsamba, ating alalahanin ang mga nasawi sa pagsabog sa Davao at ipanalangin na makamit natin ang tunay na kapayapaan at upang maghari ang batas sa ating lipunan.
The journey of Jesus to Jerusalem continues in this Gospel passage. At this point we are informed that he already has a lot of following: “Great crowds were traveling with Jesus…” This makes his action of turning to them rather timely. Did they really understand what it meant to follow him?
From the many times that we have opened the pages of the Gospels, we know that the opening situation of our Scripture passage spells enough trouble: dining, sabbath, Pharisees. Add to that the note that “people were observing him carefully.” The tension is felt right from the start.