Saturday, June 07, 2008

Eating Christ

"Then I said, "Here I am, I am coming,' in the scroll of the book it is written of me, to do your will, God." (Hebrews 10: 7)

God's will for me is to be made holy through the Eucharist. This is a gradual process. Every day I eat Christ in the Eucharist, I become little by little like the One that I eat. I may not see the effect but through faith, I know that it is true.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Be Holy

"And then he says: Here I am! I am coming to do your will: He is abolishing the first sort to establish the second. And this will was for us to be made holy by the offering of the body of Jesus Christ made once and for all" (Hebrews 10: 9-10)

God's will is for us to be made holy through Christ's sacrifice on the cross which is commemorated everyday at Mass.

Thursday, June 05, 2008


"The young woman is with child and will give birth to a son whom she will call Immanuel." (Isaiah 7: 14)

Immanuel: God is with us

Christ – Sign of God's presence with us

The Church – Sign of Christ's presence in the world

Only through faith can we see Christ in His Church.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

The Anawin

"Almighty Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, you have revealed the beauty of your power by exalting the lowly virgin of Nazareth and making her the mother of our Savior. May the prayers of this woman bring Jesus to the waiting world and fill the void of incompletion with the presence of her child …." (Opening Prayer in the Mass of Annunciation)

How God reveals the beauty of His power:

  • Exaltation of Mary
  • Triumph of David over Goliath
  • Victory of the Cross
  • Triumph of Daniel

It amazes me how desperate we try to be strong and powerful. Yet, in Sacred Scripture, God again and again shows His predilection for the weak and the lowly. By lifting the weak and the lowly, it shows the beauty of God's power. This insight bashes the self-development philosophy. This philosophy promises to make us strong, rich and powerful. When we become strong, rich and powerful, we forego the privileges of the anawin.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Becoming More Like Christ

"God our Father, your Word became man and was born of the Virgin Mary. May we become more like Jesus Christ, whom we acknowledge as our Redeemer, God and man …." (Prayer at Mass)

How do we become more like Christ?

  • Simplicity
  • Humility
  • Meekness/Gentleness
  • Faith
  • Courage
  • Wisdom
  • Patience

Monday, June 02, 2008

Doing God’s Will

"As Christ came into the world, he said: Behold! I have come to do your will, O God." (Hebrews 10: 5,7)

Lord Jesus, grant me the intense desire to do your will in everything. Amen.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

The Eucharist heals

"Lord, may the mysteries we receive heal us, remove sin from our hearts, and make us grow strong under your constant protection….." (Mass Prayer)

The Eucharist heals us spiritually and physically. The Eucharist makes us grow strong spiritually. When we are strong spiritually, we shall have physical strength to do whatever God wants us to do.