More than Enough – Karel San Juan, SJ

Matthew 6:7-15, Tuesday of the 1st Week of Lent Our Father. You are our Father, and we are Your children, and thus, we are brothers and sisters. Amid our many differences – in race and religion, in gender, in status in society, in everything that divides us – we are actually one, children of one…

Love in the Time of CoVid – Karel San Juan, SJ

Matthew 22:34-40, 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time One word that can describe our lives in the pandemic is “change.” Yes, change. Things have changed. Things are changing. The way we work. The way we go to school and study. The way we worship. The way we keep in touch with family and friends. The way…

Did You do God’s Will – Karel San Juan, SJ

Matthew 21:28-32, 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Did you do God’s will? This is essentially the question that is asked of us in the Gospel today. The story is rather simple, and that is why the Gospel reading is short. But we will see later that the meaning of the story is rather complicated. The…

Patient Trust – Karel San Juan, SJ

Matthew 13:24-43, 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time The message of the Gospel today seems difficult and demanding. We need to live with the “weeds” in our lives. In the so-called “fields” of our hearts, and of our lives, God has sown good seeds, and they grow to be good, productive wheat. But in these same…

There is Hope – Karel San Juan, SJ

John 14:15-21, 6th Sunday of Easter Two months have passed since our lockdown in Zamboanga and other places in the country. And starting yesterday, we shifted to modified community quarantines. Many of us are very relieved. Still, we are asked to be very cautious, very careful, otherwise we will be forced again to go on…