Theme: Work and pray

Work is whatever we expend energy on for the sake of accomplishing and achieving something. Ideally, work is not what we do for a living but what we do with our living. Fortunate are those whose work is fulfilling. Work becomes a blessing when we love it and are willing to make a living out of it! In each of our three readings for today, we are invited to explore the importance of work and to learn a lesson in work ethics.

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Theme: Prophet Like Moses

In every age there have been people of courage willing to risk their lives for others for a grater good. Such initiative requires a thick skin strong enough to endure hardships and a warm heart to forgive and forget with willingness to be lonely and unpopular. Those who attempt this difficult task should expect no gratitude for their efforts; rather to bear the brunt of criticism and at times hostility. Those seeking stability and personal satisfaction should channel their efforts elsewhere.

Read more: 4th Sunday in ordinary time year B

Theme: Make your life meaningful

God’s love for us is a mandate and a command. We need to respond not by mere feelings but with decisive conviction. Feelings come and go as they wish; instead love is a mandate, a choice, a decision, and a commitment to do things the best way possible. That is why Jesus is commanding us to love others.

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Theme:  Leaders or bosses?

Today’s liturgy puts before us the theme of leadership and point out that humanity is most times poorly served by insincere leaders. It goes ahead to describe qualities a leader should foster for the well-being of the community. True leaders are a medium through which others can come to know and accept or reject their ideas and authority.

Read more: 31st Sunday in ordinary time Year A

Theme: Not mere words but action

World Mission Sunday  

Today’s readings invite us to recognize the hand of God at work in human history while revealing a sense of the sacred within the most secular circumstance. Isaiah tells his contemporaries that their political fortunes are changing for the better, not simply because one earthly power is prevailing over another but because God has willed it to happen.

Read more: 29th Sunday in ordinary time Year A

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