Articles for Ross Dizon

Meet with the Risen Jesus Christ

Jesus is not among the dead; he has risen. It is our turn to find out how and where to meet him. Finding the tomb open, Mary Magdalen imagines the worst. So, he runs to where to meet Peter and the other disciple. Why does she think the worst? Probably because of what...

True to His Mission until Death

Jesus is the one whom God has sent to bring the Good News to the poor. He endures the cross to stay true to his mission. And he wants us to be like him. Jesus enters Jerusalem to the cheers of the crowds. They hail him “the Son of David.” They welcome him as the true...

Merciful to the Utmost and Lifegiving

Jesus is merciful as his Father is merciful. That is why he weeps with us who face death. And he surrenders to it to bring us life to the full. Jesus hears that his friend Lazarus is ill. And right away, he shows that he stays on top of things. So, he is in no hurry...

Look at People as Jesus Looks at Them

Jesus looks at people as the One who has sent him looks at them. If we look as he does, we shall have the light of life and do good works. Jesus and his followers do not look at the man blind from birth in the same way. On the one hand, the disciples take blindness as...
Heed Everything that Jesus Tells Us

Heed Everything that Jesus Tells Us

Jesus speaks with us and tells us everything. He fills those who, hungry and thirsty for a full life, heed everything that he tells them. The Samaritan woman does not expect Jesus to ask her for a drink or heed her words. But Jesus does both. For he does not look down...

Touch and Lift Up Those Who Are Afraid

Touch and Lift Up Those Who Are Afraid

Jesus is close to those who are afraid. So, he can readily touch them to set them free from all their fears and worries. Jesus takes with him Peter, James and John to go to a high mountain by themselves. And it is not that their works touch or move him to choose them....

Communion among Ourselves and with Others

Communion among Ourselves and with Others

Jesus does not look out for his interests, but for those of others. To follow him we need to be in communion among ourselves and with others. The devil seeks to break up Jesus’ communion with others. For what he is after is for Jesus to turn his back on his calling...

Overflowing and Unfathomable Fullness

Overflowing and Unfathomable Fullness

Jesus Christ embodies the overflowing fullness of God. He eagerly wishes to share with us this fullness. Jesus goes on showing what to fulfill the commandments and go beyond the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees means. He wants to see in us overflowing...

Brothers and Sisters to One Another

Brothers and Sisters to One Another

Jesus, giving his body up and pouring out his blood for us, shows us the love God has for us (1 Jn 3, 16; Rom 5, 8). So, we also ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. Benedict cannot believe it when his sister, Scholastica, asks him to stay with...

Meaning and Quality of Human Life

Meaning and Quality of Human Life

Jesus is the salt of the earth and the light of the world. He gives meaning to our lives. And he wants his followers to be and do the same. Seeing the crowds, Jesus pities them because they are troubled and left behind, like sheep without a shepherd (Mt 9, 36). There...

Meeting between Jesus and His People

Meeting between Jesus and His People

Jesus is the fullness of revelation. Meeting him, we meet God. We also meet ourselves, for he lays bare the thoughts of our hearts. But we must welcome him first. The presentation of Jesus in the temple means the meeting of God’s Anointed with his people. And his...

Following Jesus Christ Genuinely

Following Jesus Christ Genuinely

Jesus opens our minds so that we may understand Scriptures. This understanding is crucial to our knowing and following Jesus. God calls us out of pure mercy though we are weak and fall down easily (SV.EN IX:284). And it is on God’s infinite goodness that we rely to...

Point and Witness to God’s Son and Lamb

Point and Witness to God’s Son and Lamb

Jesus is the Son of God and also the Lamb of God. We Christians believe and proclaim him so. We also point and witness to him. John’s reason for being is to point and witness to Jesus. For he baptizes with water so that he may reveal the one who will baptize with the...

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