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ALL GOD HAS COMMANDED!

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[BREAKING THE BREAD OF GOD'S WORD]
Trinity Sunday
May 31, 2015

ALL GOD HAS COMMANDED Oneness…fullness…completeness…totality…wholeness…The Solemnity of the Most Blessed Trinity today seems to remind us of all the foregoing concepts – and more! 
The readings today were all from books written well before the term “Trinity” was introduced in theological discourse. But Scripture that has come down to us through the centuries reflects the “lived theology” of the community of believers. Obviously, the reality of the Trinity preceded the terminology. The faith in the Trinity antedated the invention of a term (or a symbol) to stand for the truth held in faith in people’s minds and hearts, long before the word was uttered in their mouths.
All God has taught… all God has uttered… and all God has commanded! This represents the body of truths celebrated by the early Church in the liturgy. An ancient dictum says it all: Lex orandi, lex credendi. As the Church prays, so does the Church believe. What t…

[DWBL 1242] Usap Pang Kabataan - May 22, 2015

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TRIPLE A FOR LOVE!

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[BREAKING THE BREAD OF GOD’S WORD – 
6th Sunday of Easter B]
May 10, 2015


TRIPLE A FOR LOVE!


David Guetta echoes an old line from an old idea … “I can’t believe what I did for love!”

Everyone who gets to read this would agree. You all do great things out of love. You go out of your way everyday in the name of love. You endure so many pains because of love … exactly like Guetta says: “Stitch myself up and I’d do it again … I can’t believe what I did for love.”

Mothers do it every time. They stitch more than torn clothes. They hold the family together … again, out of love.

Today, only the one deeply steeped in denial would say otherwise … It is Love Sunday today! And more than that, love is an idea so old and so fresh … and so effective!

I am old enough to know just how important mother’s love is. I saw it first hand in my own life experience, both directly and vicariously. I see it everyday in my life of ministry for well over 30 years now. Matriarchs holding the fort for the …

Our UPK 5th Episode ... [DWBL 1242] Usap Pang Kabataan - May 8, 2015

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ATTACHMENT ... ATTUNEMENT ... AT-ONE-MENT

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[BREAKING THE BREAD OF GOD’S WORD] 5th Sunday of Easter B May 3, 2015
ATTACHMENT … ATTUNEMENT … AT-ONE-MENT
Attachment is a good word to begin our reflection for today. John, the “beloved” disciple uses two endearing terms in his letter, and the first word he used is “children.” He is not just connected in some vague, hazy fashion. He is attached to those he cared for, like the now proverbial fox who told the little prince: “You are responsible for whom you tame!”
But he uses a more important word … “beloved,” beloved of God, that is.
Right now, I have four dogs, three of which I have adopted: one was given and two were kind of “inherited.” Now even dogs instinctively seem to develop some kind of “connection” with those who take care of them.They become sort of “attached” to their master, and one of them, instinctively again, seems to be attuned to my ways, my habits, my schedule. He even knows better to rouse me a few minutes before my alarm rings at 4:40 each morning.
One can assume th…