Cycle A 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Is. 5:1-7; Phil. 4:6-9; Mt. 21:33-43

Every detail of the parable of the vineyard and the wicked tenants was familiar to the hearers. The vineyards were surrounded with a thick-set thorn hedge, designed to keep out both the wild boars and thieves. Every vineyard had its own wine press, and a watch tower.
The actions of the owner of the vineyard were all quite normal. In the time of Jesus, Palestine was

Cycle A 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Ezek. 18:25-8; Phil. 2:1-11; Mt. 21:28-32

Zen stories are wonderful stories with deep insight. There is Zen story about the master Bankei. His talks were attended not only by Zen students but by persons of all ranks and sects. Once a  self-centered Nichiren priest came to the temple, determined to debate with Bankei.  When he saw that a audience was attracted by the Master, Anger and jealousy took over him. He went to the master and challenged him:

Hey, teacher!" he called out. "Wait a minute. Whoever respects you will obey what


My blog is changed 

Cycle A 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Is. 55:6-9; Phil. 1:20-24, 27; Mt. 20:1-16

The people who gained greatness embarked on their career at various stages in their life. A late bloomer is a person whose talents or capabilities are not visible to others until later than usual. Many writers have published their first major work late in life. Mary Wesley might be a classic example. She wrote two children's books in her late fifties, and her writing career did not gain note until her first novel at 70. Harriet


Mission is sharing our faith, hope and love to others

Cycle A 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sir. 27:30-28:7; Rom. 14:7-9; Mt. 18:21-35
On December 27, 1983, in Rome's Rebibbia prison, two men shook hands. A victim and a would-be assassin. That is the historical moments that Pope John Paul II spent with his would-be assassin, Mehmet Ali Agca. On May 13, 1981, Mehmet Ali Agca shot Pope John Paul II, as the pope rode in an open car across St. Peter's Square. Four bullets from the gun of Ali Agca pierced into the stomach and arms of the pope. The Pope in white robes, capsized backward on his seat, stricken. Emergency surgery saves