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WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF THE STORY OF OUR LORD’S PASSION WERE A REALITY SHOW? – 14th April 2019, Palm Sunday

Is 50:4-7, Phil 2:6-11, Lk 22:14-23:5 – May Tam www.FLL.cc One common feature among the Gospel writers was the way they narrated the passion and the death of Jesus. No longer were the sayings and deeds of Jesus arranged according…

AM I WITHOUT SIN? – 7th April 2019, 5th Sunday Of Lent

Isaiah 43:16-21; Philippians 3:8-14; John 8:1-11 – Shiu Lan www.FLL.cc Today’s Gospel Reading is about a woman caught in adultery. She was brought before Jesus when he was teaching in the temple. The scribes and Pharisees made the woman stand…

A TALE OF TWO BROTHERS – 31st March 2019, Fourth Sunday Of Lent

Jos 5:9a, 10-12, 2 Cor 5:17-21, Lk 15:1-3, 11-32 – Edmond Lo   Let’s get to the heart of the matter. What’s wrong with the older son’s reaction to his father’s joyous celebration of the younger son’s repentance and homecoming…

REFORM OF THE WORLD REQUIRES PERSONAL CONVERSATION – 24TH March 2019, 3RD Sunday Of Lent (C)

Ex 3:1-8,13-15; 1 Cor 10:1-6,10-12; Luke 13:1-9   – Fr Fernando Armellini SCJ Claretian Publications, Macau   Some pilgrims had come from Galilee to offer sacrifices in the temple, probably on the occasion of Easter. They made some provocative gestures,…

MOUNTAIN SYMBOLISM IN THE BIBLE – 17TH March 2019, 2ND Sunday Of Lent

Gn 15:5-12, 17-18; Phil 3:17-4:1; Lk 9:28-36 – Edmond Lo Born a resident of Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, I grew up admiring the Tai Mo Shan, which held our small rural town in its broad embrace like a giant. What…

WHO IS MY LORD? – 10th March 2019, 1st Sunday Of Lent

Deuteronomy 26:4-10; Romans 10:8-13; Luke 4:1-13 – Pope Benedict XVI Reflecting on the temptations to which Jesus was subjected in the wilderness invites each one of us to answer a fundamental question: What really counts in my life? In the…

REMOVING THE SPLINTER IN OUR EYE – 3rd March 2019, 8th Sunday In Ordinary Time (C)

Sir 27:4-7; 1 Cor 15:54-58; Lk 6:39-45 – John Paul II In different parts of the world there is a great neglect of the Sacrament of Penance. This is sometimes linked to an obscuring of the religious and moral conscience,…

LORD, TEACH ME TO LOVE AS YOU HAVE LOVED US – 24TH February 2019 – 7th Sunday In Ordinary Time (C)

1 Sam 16:2,7-9,12-13.22-23; 1 Cor 15:45-49; Lk 6:27-38 – Pope Francis We can ask: What keeps us united? Why are we united? What prompts us to encounter each other? The certainty of knowing that we have been loved with a…

“Happy is a synonym for holy” – 6TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Jer 17:5-8; 1 Cor 15:12, 16-20; Lk 6:17, 20-26   Pope Francis   MOST ENLIGHTENING … Nothing is more enlightening than turning to Jesus’ words and seeing His way of teaching the truth. Jesus explained with great simplicity what it…

FEAT NOT, BE BOLD, FOR GOD IS WITH US! – 3rd February 2019, 4th Sunday In Ordinary Time

Jer 1:4-5, 17-19; 1 Cor 12:31 – 13:13; Luke 4:21-30 – Paul Yeung Luke puts this episode at the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry for a reason. The remarkable contrast between the initial acceptance and admiration and the subsequent rejection…