Ross Dizon

Fix our Gaze on our Lord Jesus

After putting up with the shameful cross, Jesus has been lifted up to the highest place.  To fix our eyes on him means not to lose heart. A new year starts in the Church, but she asks us to fix our gaze on the end.  It tells us, “Eyes on the prize.”   It is the...

Sun of Justice That Saves and Heals

Jesus is the sun of justice that enlightens us who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death. The Ukrainians suffer very much due to the war.  And life will be harder still for millions.  For they are plunged into the cold and the dark; thanks to the sun for heat and...

Believers, and Not Just Thinkers

Jesus is the resurrection and the life.  It is enough for us to be believers in him to conquer death. The problem of religion does not lie in those who are not believers but in those who are believers.  It does not lie in the publican, but in the Pharisee that looks...

Save What Is Lost, This Is What It Is About

Jesus, the Son of Man, has come to seek and to save what is lost.  No, there are no lost cases for him. St. Luke tells us that Zacchaeus is a chief publican and a wealthy man.  This means that, in the eyes of others, no one can save him. For he is a publican, that is...

More caught than taught

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A), July 20, 2014 – Wis 12, 13. 16-19; Rom 8, 26-27; Mt 13, 24-43 The Spirit comes to the aid of our weakness (Rom 8, 26) The perfection of God is the source of his disinterested generosity, his lenient patience and his sharp vision....

External seminary

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A), July 13, 2014 – Is 55, 10-11; Rom 8, 18-23; Mt 13, 1-23 As we wait for redemption (Rom 8, 23) Jesus is the divine Word. Attuned to him and remaining in him, we will bear much fruit. God spoke through the prophets. He now speaks...

Selling-point

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A), July 6, 2014 – Zech 9, 9-10; Rom 8, 9. 11-13; Mt 11, 25-30 Whoever does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him (Rom 8, 9) We are invited to a relaxing and renewing life together. And we can approach without...

Right on target?

Saints Peter and Paul, June 29, 2014 – Acts 12, 1-11; 2 Tim 4, 6-8. 17-18; Mt 16, 13-19 To him be glory forever and ever! (2 Tim 4, 18) We get it right if we confess that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of the living God. But just like the one who got it right first, we...

Depoliticizing “E pluribus unum”

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (A), June 22, 2014 – Dt 8, 2-3. 14b-16a; 1 Cor 10, 16-17; Jn 6, 51-58 The loaf of bread is one, so we are one body (1 Cor 10, 17) God feeds us while we pilgrims march through the desert toward the lasting city. Unless we are...

Open secret

The Most Holy Trinity (A), June 15, 2014 – Ex 34, 4b-6. 8-9; 2 Cor 13, 11-13; Jn 3, 16-18 God of love and peace (2 Cor 13, 11) It is not good for a human being to be alone. But since a person can end up badly accompanied, it is beneficial for us to return, at Jesus’...

Expiration means end?

Pentecost Sunday (A), June 8, 2014 – Acts 2, 1-11; 1 Cor 3b-7. 12-13; Jn 20, 19-23 To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good (1 Cor 12, 7) Jesus breathes his Spirit on his disciples so that they may live in communion with one...

Grace in defeat, generosity in victory

The Ascension of the Lord (A), June 1, 2014 – Acts 1, 1-11; Eph 1, 17-23; Mt 28, 16-20 The riches of glory in his inheritance (Eph 1, 18) Jesus has lived doing good. Now that his hour is at hand, he makes it clear that his reason for passing from this world to the...

Anchor of salvation

Sixth Sunday of Easter (A), May 25, 2014 – Acts 8, 5-8. 14-17; 1 Pt 3, 15-18; Jn 14, 15-21 Ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope (1 Pt 3, 15) Jesus does not leave his own orphans, defenseless. In imitation of the Master, the...

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