Ross Dizon

Go out of the Old World of Old Men

Jesus sees fit to go out of the bosom of the Father to announce the Good News to the poor and to bring in the new heavens and the new earth.  It seems that John, like Jeremiah, has the Lord’s word in his heart as a fire one cannot put out. It makes the son of...

Tasks for the Servants of Jesus

Jesus has chosen and brought us to his house.  And he has assigned us tasks that we have to carry out as we wait for him to come back. There are not a few of us who do not do not fulfill our assigned tasks.  Is this due to our not being of those who are wise,...

Brother Especially to the Outcasts

Shepherd and King, Jesus leads us and saves us.  He is a brother to all, especially to those who are poor.  He wants us to be brothers and sisters to all as he is. Our Leader and Savior is not ashamed to call us brothers and sisters.  This, of course, means that he is...

Look ahead to the Lord’s Joy and Taste It

Jesus will come back in glory to take to heaven those who are his own.  They love like him as they look ahead to his coming.  They thus get a taste of heaven’s joy.  We have to look ahead to our Savior Jesus Christ’s coming back in glory. The liturgy we hold today...
Holy and Just in the Sight of God

Connection, Meditation and Conversation

The child Jesus lying in the manger draws us to himself.  Connecting with him truly, we cannot but have connection with others. We warm up easily to the figure of the shepherd because of its connection to Christmas.  And one can safely bet that shepherds do not lack...

Holy and Just in the Sight of God

Visit and Gladden Us, Lord, and Set Us Free

Jesus is the mighty Savior that God raises up for us.  Through him, God comes to visit us and set us free once and for all.  So, we jump for joy, and try to infect others. The visit of the angel Gabriel is contagious.  For soon enough, Mary too has the urge to visit...

Holy and Just in the Sight of God

Good News of Jesus in a World of Bad News

Jesus embodies the Good News that he brings to those who live in a world of bad news.  He expects Christians to do likewise Sadly, women, children and those with disabilities often do not count.  But the good news is that Jesus protects women against heartless and...

Holy and Just in the Sight of God

First and Greatest of All the Commandments

Jesus teaches that the first and the greatest of all the commandments is to love God and the neighbor.  The Teacher practices, moreover, what he teaches. According to Jewish teaching, there are 613 commandments.  Of these, 365 are prohibitions and 248 are positive...

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