The Power of Jesus' Word
This Sunday’s Gospel is unusual, not in that Jesus drove out the unclean spirit, but in that He did so without being asked. Often, Jesus helped needy people in response to a petition. It is not as if Jesus had to be told what should be done. Rather He willed that His help would come because of faith manifested in a request.
In our Gospel this Sunday, we see the power of Jesus’ Word. He teaches with authority and He even commands the evil spirits to come out and they obey Him.
The problem is we take for granted this Word of God. We do not read it most often and apply it in our lives. We prefer to read pocketbooks, novels that are about horror and/or romance, newspapers, comics and magazines. We prefer to watch our favorite TV talk shows, sports and video games rather than spending a few moments reading the Bible and reflecting on it without knowing that this is the greatest means to salvation because through this we know what to think, do, feel and speak.
So, our reflection is: why are we not interested in reading the Bible? What should we do to make the Word of God inspire and guide us to live as His true disciples?
Keep a Bible close to you for daily inspiration
“Let us make room in our lives for the word of God. Each day, let us read a verse or two of the Bible. Let us begin with the Gospel: let us keep it open on our table, carry it in our pocket, read it on our cell phones, and allow it to inspire us daily,”
– Pope Francis
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Mass Intentions for January 30 – February 6, 2021
Saturday 5:00 p.m.
+Perry Uncad, requested by the family
Sunday 8:30 a.m.
+Ana & Eugenio Andrade & Jocelin Arce, requested by the family
Sunday 10:00 a.m.
+James Joven, requested by the family
Sunday 11:30 a.m.
Intentions of the parish community
Sunday 8:00 p.m.
+Souls in purgatory, especially members of FOSS, requested by S. Myers
Monday 7:30 a.m.
Intentions of Jhun Abad
Tuesday 7:30 a.m.
In thanksgiving, Purificacion Mendoza
Tuesday 7:00 p.m.
+Fe Benavidez, requested by J. Carrillo
Wednesday 7:30 a.m.
+Lutchini Roberts, requested by Thelma
Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
+Souls in purgatory, requested by M. Palumbo
Thursday 7:30 a.m.
+Amador Enguerra, requested by the Lacson family
Thursday 7:00 p.m.
Intentions of Lina Albuquerque
+Gerry Clements, requested by Y. Huang
+Mary De Silva, requested by M. Fernando
+John Richard Campbell, requested by M. Carolan
Friday 7:30 a.m.
+Lily Finney, requested by R. Hassan
Friday 7:00 p.m.
Intentions of the Serviam Group
Saturday 9:00 a.m.
Intentions of Gonzalo Martinez