Fr. Jade Shares #144: Hear, embrace and bear fruit through perseverance.
We have another enemy other than ourselves. Solutions will always need our decision or our part though. [Luke 8:4-15, Saturday of the 24th Week in the Ordinary Time]
September 18, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #143: Upfront or back seat?
The Gospel shows the lead of Jesus spreading the news of the Kingdom from one place to another. Together with Him were men and women supporting His ministry with their own resources. [Luke 8:1-3, Friday of the 24th Week in the Ordinary Time]
September 17, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #142: Learn from the sinful woman.
Though the invitation of the pharisee to Jesus was good, the efforts of the sinful but grateful woman was far better. [Luke 7:36-50, Thursday of the 24th Sunday in the Ordinary Time]
September 16, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #141: Tears of courage.
Mary withstood the sight of agony and the smell of death at the foot of her Son's cross. Let's reflect on our Blessed Mother's sorrow. [John 19:25-27, Feast of Our Lady of Sorrow]
September 15, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #140: Kung saan ka nadapa ay dun ka rin babangon.
While the wooden tree was the way for sin to come to man, the wooden cross of Jesus was the throne of Jesus where He offered his life and brought forgiveness and life to man.
September 14, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #139: What amazes Jesus with people in authority.
Each of us possesses a certain authority. The request of the centurion to Jesus for his ailing servant points to us how to exercise our authority correctly. [Luke 7:1-10, Monday of the 24th Week in the Ordinary Time]
September 13, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #138: It's not just avoiding evil.
The particular incident that happened with Peter makes us aware that to win the favor of God, we must not only avoid evil but also we must allow the good to happen.
September 12, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #137: How is your heart?
A person out of what is stored in the heart, relates with others. From the fullness of the heart, the mouth speaks. [Luke 6:43-49, Saturday of the 23rd Week in the Ordinary Time]
September 11, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #136: Be like the Teacher.
It's not only about removing the beam from one's eyes to remove the splinters from another's eyes. It's more of being fully trained to be like Jesus. [Luke 6:39-42, Friday of the 23rd Week in the Ordinary Time]
September 11, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #135: Do you want the siksik, liglig at umaapaw na reward?
2 ways to receive such a reward from God: to love those who hate us and to love those who cannot love us back. [Luke 6:27-38, Thursday of the 23rd Week in the Ordinary Time]
September 9, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #134: All because God is with us.
The Blessed Virgin's life is a testimony and a constant reminder that God makes things possible for our good. [Matthew 1:18-23, Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
September 8, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #133: Heavenly call for an earthly mission.
Jesus appointed 12 apostles up a moutain and immediately followed by encounters with the sick and possessed down the plain. [Luke 6:12-19, Tuesday of the 23rd Week in the Ordinary Time]
September 7, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #132: Pagtatakip, Pagdadahilan at Pagtatama.
Jesus' way was to find the right reasons for the right action. His detractors were either to find the wrong reasons for the right action or to find the right reasons for the wrong actions. [Luke 6:6-11, Monday of the 23rd Week in the Ordinary Time]
September 6, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #131: Sapagkat ako'y tao LAMANG?
Jesus touched the deaf-mute which was prohibited im Jewish customs. Jesus emphasizing the power of human interaction.
September 6, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #130: Sino ba talaga ang may gusto n'yan?
Jesus was trying to make the pharisees realized the origin of their precepts was already themselves and not God anymore. [Luke 6:1-5, Saturday of the 22nd Week in the Ordinary Time]
September 5, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #129: Understanding your actions.
Scribes and pharisees questioned the actions of Jesus' disciples. 2 parables were then given. [Luke 5:33-39, Friday of the 22nd Week in the Ordinary Time]
September 3, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #128: Breaking the pattern of frustrations.
Jesus asked Peter to put the boat out to the deep and to lower their net. Peter obeyed though they were doing that all night but without any catch. [Luke 5:1-11, Thursday of the 22nd Week in the Ordinary Time]
September 2, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #127: Purpose over dream.
Jesus could have a secured and comfortable life in Capernaum as the people were clamoring for Him. He insisted to leave and go to other towns for a very important reason.[Luke 4:38-44, Wednesday of the 22nd Week in the Ordinary Time]
September 1, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #126: Do what's good and stop what's bad.
Jesus' arrival to Capernaum immediately showed his confidence and boldness to do good and stop the evil. [Luke 4:31-37, Tuesday of the 22nd Sunday in the Ordinary Time]
August 31, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #125: Ikaw ba ay wala ding 'kabusugan'?
What made the townfolks of Jesus so mad that they brought him to the brow of the hill to hurl him down? [Luke 4:16-30, Monday of the 22nd Week in the Ordinary Time]
August 30, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #124: God's law and your law.
Jesus exposed the ways of the Jewish authorities by saying that you teach your own precepts as if they are doctrines. [Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23, 22nd Sunday in the Ordinary Time]
August 30, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #123: Make the Giver happy by using the gift.
Jesus told his disciples the parable of the talents. The disciples would soon be on their own. The growth of the early Church proves that the disciples indeed lived the message of Jesus' parable. [Matthew 25:14-30, Saturday of the 21st Week in the Ordinary Time]
August 28, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #122: The wise knows who owns time.
The parable of the 5 wise and 5 foolish virgins awaiting for the arrival of the bridegroom illustrates the importance of knowing who truly owns time. [Matthew 25:1-13, Friday of the 21st Week in the Ordinary Time]
August 27, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #121: The best attitude in this pandemic.
Jesus specified that a 'faithful and prudent' servant is indeed blessed during uncertain times. [Matthew 24:42-51, Thursday of the 21st Week in the Ordinary Time]
August 26, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #120: Inspired, Challenged, Good Friend or Victimizer?
Jesus addresses the scribes and pharisees who are like whitewashed tombs but filthy inside. [Matthew 23:27-32, Wednesday of the 21st Week in the Ordinary Time]
August 25, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #119: How to see greater things.
Nathanael or Bartholomew was amazed to know that Jesus knew his whereabout. Jesus told him that you will see greater things. [John 1:45-51, Feast of St. Bartholomew]
August 24, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #118: Woe to you Leaders!
This is the start of seven "woes" directed against scribes and pharisees. [Matthew 23:13-22, Monday of the 21st Week in the Ordinary Time]
August 23, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #117: Do you also want to leave Jesus?
Many of the disciples of Jesus left him and returned to their former way of life. Jesus asked the twelve disciples if they too would leave. [John 6:60-69, 21st Sunday in the Ordinary Time]
August 22, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #116: How to deal with leaders who do not walk the talk.
Jesus spoke to the crowd and disciples about scribes and pharisees who have a poor life witnessing. [Matthew 23:1-12, Saturday of the 20th Week in the Ordinary Time]
August 21, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #115: How can we love God and others?
Love yourself. When you love yourself, you will live by God's will for your life and pursue Heaven. When you love and respect yourself, you know how to love and respect others.
August 20, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #114: What to wear in coming to the Feast of God.
Whìle Heaven is open to all, everyone needs to have the "proper attire." Let's reflect. [Matthew 22:1-14, Thursday of the 20th Week in the Ordinary Time]
August 19, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #113: Ano nararamdaman mo kapag naungusan ka ng iba?
The first laborers recruited were not happy about the last laborers recruited receiving the same compensation. Jesus asked them, "Are you envious?". [Matthew 20:1-16, Wednesday of the 20th Week in the Ordinary Time]
August 18, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #112: Ang pag-ibig ng Diyos ay "palugi".
God gives more than what He received from us. He is not only just but generous and gracious to us. [Matthew 19:23-30, Tuesday of the 20th Week in the Ordinary Time]
August 17, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #111: What makes following Jesus difficult?
A young man readily exclaimed that he has been obeying the commandments but the next words of Jesus made him turn around and walk away. [Matthew 19:16-22, Monday of the 20th Week in the Ordinary Time]
August 16, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #110: Why was Mary assumed into Heaven, body and soul?
We have at at least 3 reasons why God did not allow the body of Mary to experience corruption. [Luke 1:39-56, Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
August 15, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #109: Let the monsters come to me.
When Jesus said, "let the children come to me", he was not just referring to the little gentle sweet kids around. He was also referring to the ugliest and scariest among us. [Matthew 19:13-15, Saturday of the 19th Week in the Ordinary Time]
August 14, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #108: Pareho namang mahirap mag-asawa at maging single.
The arguement about divorce gave way for Jesus to speak about God's plan and will for man. It spilled over to the issue of being single. [Matthew 19:3-12, Friday of the 19th Week in the Ordinary Time]
August 13, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #107: It's not how many times we should forgive others but..
Peter asked Jesus as to how often we should forgive others. Interesting topic, right? The next words of Jesus surprised Peter and will continue to surprise generations after. [Matthew 18:21-19:1, Thursday of the 19th Werk in the Ordinary Time]
August 12, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #106: Lord, save us from ourselves.
Let us give the Lord a chance to settle our conflicts and differences lest, we will destroy ourselves and each other. [Matthew 18:15-20, Wednesday of the 19th Week in the Ordinary Time]
August 11, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #105: Matuwa ka 'pag walang request sa 'yo na ipakita ang Diyos.
It is important to know that there were Greeks requesting the disciples to show them Jesus prior to our Gospel today. We should be the "fruits" of Jesus' death like that grain of wheat falling to the ground and dying but ptoducing much fruit afterwards. [John 12:24-26, Feast of St. Lawrence]
August 10, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares ELI#5: Paano maging digital parent?
Discussion on digital parenting as suggested by Len Amadora published in Manila Bulletin, August 15, 2020. ELI (Enjoy- Listen-be Inspired)
August 10, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #104: Ang mundo'y hindi tambayan kundi dinadaanan.
Jesus again spoke of his coming death. He pays his tax If taxes are for foreigners. [Matthew 17:22-27, Monday of the 19th Week in the Ordinary Time]
August 9, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #103: Ang kulitan ng Diyos at ng tao.
The Jewish authorities were persistently seeking a sign similar to the manna of Moses. They kept on insisting the human bloodline of Jesus. These were reasons why they did not recognize the divinity in Jesus. [John 6:41-51, 19th Sunday in the Ordinary Time]
August 8, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #102: Manalig ka sa iyong pananalig.
Why did Jesus say to his disciples that if you have faith the size of a mustard seed you can move a mountain from one place to another? [Matthew 17:14-20, Saturday of the 18th Week in the Ordinary Time]
August 7, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #101: Bakit nga ba tayo pumipikit kapag nagdarasal?
The disciples were overwhelmed when they saw the glorious form of Jesus with Moses and Elijah. Suddenly, a cloud enveloped them and a voice came saying, "This is my beloved Son. Listen to him." What was it in the cloud? [Mark 9:2-10, Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord]
August 6, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #100: Akala mo lang tama ka!
Peter was so l elated before the rest of the disciples having professed the truth about Jesus. He was scolded shortly after by Jesus though. [Matthew 16:13-23, Thursday of the 18th Week in the Ordinary Time]
August 5, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #99: Why did some say Jesus is a racist?
Why did Jesus seem to imply that the Canaanite woman was a dog? To understand this, let's rewind a bit and see what happened just before going to that place of the Canaanite. [Matthew 15:21-28, Wednesday of the 18th Week in the Ordinary Time]
August 4, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #98: Hindi mahilig si Lord sa 'ghosting.'
Jesus suddenly appeared walking on the sea while the disciples were terrified of the strong wind and waves. Peter' hand was caught by Jesus as he began to sink into the water. [Matthew 14:22-36, Tuesday of the 18th Week in the Ordinary Time]
August 3, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #97: Mahilig ka bang magsubi?
When Jesus fed the crowd of at least 5000 in number, he took, blessed, broke and gave the 5 loaves and 2 fish. Guess to whom Jesus immediately gave them. [Matthew 14:13-21, Monday of the 18th Week in the Ordinary Time]
August 2, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #96: Bakit mo hinahanap ang Diyos?
The crowd searched for Jesus when they found out that he was no longer around. They got into boats and eventually found Jesus but he told them a bitter truth. [John 6:24-35, 18th Sunday in the Ordinary Time]
August 1, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #95: Paano maiwasan si "Herodes" sa buhay natin?
There was one deadly trait of Herod that both saved and caused the death of John the Baptist. Let's listen and reflect. [Matthew 14:1-12, Saturday of the 17th Week in the Ordinary Time]
August 1, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #94: Hindi lahat ng blessings galing sa taas.
Many of Jesus' townsfolk doubted his credibility. His works and teachings were not received well. [Matthew 13:54-58, Friday of the 14th Week in the Ordinary Time]
July 31, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #93: Hindi lang ang masasama ang dapat mahuli.
Jesus describes the Kingdom of Heaven to a net thrown into the sea that caught 2 kinds of fish. Each kind has a different destination. Which kind of catch do you want to be? [Matthew 13:47-53, Thursday of the 17th Week in the Ordinary Time]
July 29, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #92: Why is it difficult to do good?
Finding a buried wealth and a precious pearl is one but getting them is another thing. [Matthew 13:44-46, Wednesday of the 17th Week in the Ordinary Time]
July 28, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #91: Do you know that punishment is not only for evildoers?
Yes. Punishment is not only for evildoers. Find out here when Jesus explained to his disciples the meaning of the parable of the wheat & weeds. [Matthew 13:36-43, Tuesday of the 17th Week in the Ordinary Time]
July 27, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #90: The Power of Me.
Why would Jesus speak about the smallest seed and yeast in a big crowd. Know the "me" power! [Matthew 13:31-35, Monday of the 17th Week in the Ordinary Time]
July 26, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #89: Maliit man sa paningin, tumatapos naman ng suliranin.
Jesus knew what to do with at least 5000 people coming to him. He decided to challenge his apostles. What happened next amazed everyone. [ John 6:1-15, 17th Sunday in the Ordinary Time]
July 25, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #88: Bakit kasi hindi parusahan agad ng Diyos ang masasama?
Which will God do first? Reward the good or punish the evil? Let's reflect on the Gospel today. [Matthew 13:24-30, Saturday of the 16th Week in the Ordinary Time]
July 24, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares#87: Anyare na sa faith mo?
Jesus explained the parable of the sower and pointed out the sad fates of the first three seeds. What does it take to be a good soil that it made the seeds grew and bore fruits? [Matthew 13:18-23, Friday of the 16th Week in the Ordinary Time]
July 23, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #86: May kusang-palo ka ba?
Mary Magdalene approached Jesus by herself in the house of Simon that surprised many. She again anointed the feet of Jesus days before the arrest. She came very early morning at Jesus' tomb on Easter day. Indeed, Mary Magdalene is a woman of initiative. [John 20:1-2, 11-18, Feast of Mary Magdalene]
July 22, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #85: Ano ba inaasahan mo sa pagsunod kay Lord?
The crowd was so big that Jesus had to use a boat, pushed it a bit farther from the shore and then preached. Jesus led them to see to what reason were they following him. Know yours in this episode. [Matthew 13:1-9, Wednesday of the 16th Week in the Ordinary Time]
July 21, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #84: Is it enough to love our family?
Family is the beginning but not the end. When called by Mary, Jesus said, "Who is my mother?" Find out what Jesus meant by this reply. [Matthew 12:46-50, Tuesday of the 16th Week in the Ordinary Time]
July 20, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #83: Mahilig ka ba sa mga signs?
More than Jonah and Solomon, Jesus, the Incarnated God Himself, has been preaching. The people especially tye scribes and pharisees failed to recognize that. [Matthew 12:38-42, Monday of the 16th Week in the Ordinary Time]
July 19, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #82: Feel mo?
The disciples were tired and hungry but people keep on coming. What made Jesus to continue? [Mark 6:30-34, 16th Sunday in the Ordinary Time]
July 18, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #81: Retreat to move forward.
Jesus withdrew from a town upon learning that there was a serious threat to his life. Clearly, we need to retreat at times to move forward. [Matthew 12:14-21, Saturday of the 15th Week in the Ordinary Time]
July 17, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #80: God lifts us up and brings us down.
This will explain Jesus' words, "I desire mercy not sacrifice." [Matthew 12:1-8, Friday of the 15th Week in the Ordinary Time]
July 16, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #79: Be rested even while working.
Come to me all you who are burdened and I will give you rest, says the Lord. Wait! Don't stop there. The next statement will clear an important thing to us. [Matthew 11:28-30, Thursday of the 15th Week in the Ordinary Time]
July 15, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #78: A Child is the Best Student.
What is wrong with the wise and the learned and what is it in the childlike on the other hand? Be the best student. [Matthew 11:25-27, Wednesday of the 15th Week in the Ordinary Time]
July 14, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #77: Another meaning of a good life.
Ang ibig sabihin ba ng masayang buhay ay masaya din ang Diyos sa buhay mo? We have been used to think that problems are ways of God to call our attention. Listen and reflect. [Matthew 11:20-24, Tuesday of the 15th Week in the Ordinary Time]
July 14, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #76: Magkaribal nga ba ang Diyos at pamilya?
It must be very difficult for the apostles to understand Jesus when he said, "I have come to bring not peace but the sword." Why did Jesus say that? [Matthew 10:34-11:1, Monday of the 15th Week in the Ordinary Time]
July 13, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #75: Kailan nagiging makasarili ang pagbibigay?
Jesus sent his apostles with the most important mission but strangely, he told them not to bring any provisions except for walking sticks and pairs of sandals. What do you think Jesus wanted to see in their mission? [Mark 6:7-13, 15th Sunday in the Ordinary Time]
July 11, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #74: Your fear dictates how far you can go.
Do not be afraid of those who can kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy both soul and body. Fear of the Lord is fear of losing Him who loves us the most. [Matthew 10:24-33, Saturday of the 14th Week in the Ordinary Time]
July 10, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #73: Paano natatalo ng tupa ang lobo?
Jesus sent his disciples like sheep in the midst of wolves. Two important things will help in this mission - informed courage and ultimate loyalty to God. [Matthew 10:16-23, St. Ignatius Zhao Rong & Companions, Friday of the 14th Week in the Ordinary Time]
July 9, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #72: Huwag hahayaang bakante ang bahay.
God wants the wonders of Kingdom in our lives. It is a pity if we do not welcome them. You may be inhospitable to them. Know how it happens. [Matthew 10:7-15, Thursday of the 14th Week in the Ordinary Time]
July 8, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #71: Angkinin mo na kasi!
God has the best plan for us but He calls you and me. Do not fall into the fault of 'anonimity'. [Matthew 10:1-7, Wednesday of the 14th Week in the Ordinary Time]
July 7, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #70: Kanino mo nakuha ang mata mo?
The Gospel shows us two ways we see the world. We can either look at people the pharisee's way or Jesus' way. Let us listen and reflect. [Matthew 9:32-38, St. Maria Goretti, Tuesday of the 14th Week in the Ordinary Time]
July 6, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #69: Desperate situations call for best solutions!
The hemorrhaging woman and the official were in their worst time. They were desperate. Did they go for desperate means? Listen and reflect. [Matthew 9:18-26, Monday of the 14th Week in the Ordinary Time]
July 5, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #68: How can you see more of God's miracles.
People from Jesus' hometown of Nazareth did not see much miracles. Know why. How can you see more of Jesus' power. Know how. [Mark 6:1-6, 14th Sunday in the Ordinary Time]
July 4, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #67: Doubt makes one restless.
Doubting Thomas was a restless Thomas. His restlessness came to rest when he had a special encounter with Jesus to whom he immediately confessed, "my Lord and my God". [John 20:24-29, Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle]
July 3, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #66: Is your life worth following?
It takes a lot of courage and confidence to say 'follow me'. Jesus started his ministry with these words. Let us reflect on what "follow me" means and demands. [ Matthew 9:9-13, Friday of the 13th Week in the Ordinary Time]
July 2, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #65: What should you do with your authority?
The scribes who were known to be the authorities on the law sounded like they were not on the same understanding with Jesus. Jesus' practice of authority resulted to the praises of the crowds to God. [Matthew 9:1-8, Thursday of the 13th Week in the Ordinary Time]
July 1, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #64: Handa ka bang mapalayas?
You may not believe that after casting out the evil spirits from the two demoniacs, Jesus Himself was casted out by the people. [Matthew 8:28-34
June 30, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #63: We have a Church built from differences.
St. Peter and St. Paul have differences but that even worked for the better in building up of the Church. [Matthew 16:13-19, Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul]
June 29, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #62: How to follow the Lord easier.
An order from Jesus to cross the other side of the sea made a scribe and a disciple to approach Jesus. The following dialogues teach us two important attitudes that will make our life holier and easier. [Matthew 8:18-22, Monday of the 13th Week in the Ordinary Time]
June 28, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #61: Can someone without faith be healed?
A hemorrhaging woman for 12 years and a little girl of 12 years were both healed. There is an interesting truth about faith that we can see in these healings. [Mark 5:21-43, 13th Sunday in the Ordinary Time]
June 27, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #60: Learn the centurion-like faith.
Though the centurion was a man of power and authority, he appealed to Jesus. In return, Jesus acknowledged his faith that he remarked that no one in Israel had He found such faith. [Matthew 8:5-17, Saturday of the 12th Week in the Ordinary Time]
June 26, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #59: It was not only about leprosy after all.
"Lord, if you wish, you can make me clean." There were the words of a leper. Jesus showed that there was one thing more than the physical disease. [Matthew 8:1-4, Friday of the 12th Week in the Ordinary Time]
June 25, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #58: Before now and after then both matter!
We were born because of God's wonders and our thrust is to continue the work of wonders. [Luke 1:57-66, 80, Feast of St. John the Baptist]
June 24, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #57: A good fruit or a bad one?
Refering to the prophets, Jesus said, "So by their fruits you will know them". So the next question is how will you know if the fruit is good or bad? [Matthew 7: 15-20, Wednesday of the 12th Week in the Ordinary Time]
June 23, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #56: Ready to take the narrow door?
Following the Lord consists of both easy and difficult decisions. In this world, be ready to take the difficult ones for they lead to the Life. [Matthew 7:6, 12-14, Tuesday of the 12th Week in the Ordinary Time]
June 22, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #55: Stop judging that you may not be judged? Really?
Be careful! Wrong interpretations of this can cause massive destruction to us as a people. Removing the beam in our eye before removing the splinter from another's eye clarifies further. [Matthew 7:1-5, Monday of the 12th Week in the Ordinary Time]
June 21, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #54: Two Heavy Weights
We see at least two things that stirred the disciples when the squall battered their boat. Jesus shouted, "Quiet! Be still!" as if He was also directing it to his disciples. [Mark 4:35-41, 12th Sunday in the Ordinary Time]
June 20, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #53: What stop us from fully serving and trusting God?
Our worries and fears stopnus from fully serving the Lord. That's why the Lord is so clear and straightforward in assuring us that when we seek first the Kingdom of God, everything that we need will be provided for us. He is our Father in Heaven, remember that. [Matthew 6:24-34, Saturday of the 11th Week in the Ordinary Time]
June 19, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #52: Where is your heart?
A good eye will set your heart right. Today's Gospel points to us that each of us is capable of making a right or a wrong choice of treasure. A right and wrong choice of treasure determines where our heart is. [Matthew 6:19-23, Friday of the 11th Week in the Ordinary Time]
June 18, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #51: Are you a pagan-like praying Christian?
Jesus warned his disciples not to babble in prayers like the pagans. What does babbling in prayers mean? [Matthew 6:7-15, Thursday of the 11th Week in the Ordinary Time]
June 17, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares ELI #4: 7 Ways to Manage Anxieties of Parents
Julie Plagens shares 7 tips in dealing parental anxieties. This is another interesting discussion with kalakbay Jhed De Castro and Ms. Agnes Fernando.
June 17, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #50: Why do good?
Praying, fasting and almsgiving occupy the top 3 ways of living a righteous life. There are many rewards we may gain for doing those however, Jesus tells us of what we should really long for. [Matt. 6:1-6, 16-18, Wednesday of the 11th Week in the Ordinary Time.]
June 16, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #49: God loves us unjustly.
No one will survive a single day if God will treat us the way we justly deserve. We easily deserve the worst punishment with all our stubborness and infidelities. God decides to love us mercifully, that is, contrary to what we justly deserve. [Mark 5:43-48, Tuesday of the 11th Week in the Ordinary Time]
June 15, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #48: Vengeance is not an option.
A tooth for a tooth in the Old Testament was just to moderate the excessive amount of retaliation the offended used to inflict to the offender. Jesus' way is not even to engage to any revenge at all. He showed us how. [Matt. 5:38-42, Monday of the 11th Sunday in the Ordinary Time]
June 14, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #47: Grace, Man & Fruits
Jesus used 2 parables to describe the Kingdom of God. They speak of the primacy of grace but necessitates the cooperation of man that together should bear fruits. [Mark 4:26-34, 11th Sunday in the Ordinary Time]
June 13, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #46: Want an "immaculatish" heart?
A free and conscious trust in the Lord and his will, comprises an immaculate-ish heart. Mary didn't understand entirely what was happening in her life and in her son Jesus. She chose to keep everything in her heart, trusting in the Lord. [Luke 2:41-51, Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary]
June 12, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares ELI #3: 6 Sources of Parental Anxieties
Anim na pinagmumulan ng pagkabalisa ng mga magulang. Talakayan kasama ang mga kalakbay na sina Kuya Jhed de Castro at Ms. Agnes Fernando. Mula sa panulat ni Ms. Julie Plagens [ELI - Enjoy, Learn, be Inspired]
June 12, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #45: The Power to Life & the Goal of Love
The water and blood that flowed out from the pierced heart of Jesus speak of two unique but complementary elements of God's design for man. [John 19:31-37, Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus]
June 11, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #44: Small but Terrible
We may be too cautious not to commit big sins but little do we know that small acts of negligence and carelessness which at times we undermine, are already serious sins. On the other hand, small or simple acts or words of kindness and charity are already God's big delight. [Matt. 5:20-26, Thursday of the 10th Week in the Ordinary Time]
June 10, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #43: Beware of becoming a spittle, a shadow or a hypocrite.
To obey and teach: this is how to be the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven. Citing 4 kinds of christians with the 4th as the greatest. [Matt. 5:17-19, Wednesday of the 10th Week in the Ordinary Time]
June 9, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares ELI #2: 5 Ways to Engage Young Adults in the Catholic Church.
(E-njoy, L-isten, be I-nspired) With Ms. Agnes Fernando and Kuya Jhed De Castro, we discussed the article of Mr. Jim Friend on 5 Ways to Engage Young Adults in the Catholic Church. Aired over Kalakbay ng Kabataan program in Radyo Veritas.
June 8, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #42: What makes one blessed?
We are not called by God to be weaklings and losers. In fact, we are challenged by Jesus to be fearless and staunch in our commitment to God. [Matthew 5:1-12, Monday of the 10th Week in the Ordinary Time]
June 7, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #41: From the Cross to the Altar
The Israelites were saved by the blood of the lamb on the 10th plague in Egypt. Jesus' blood saved all of man in all of history. The celebration of the Holy Mass perpetuates the offering of Jesus on the cross in an unbloody manner. [Mark 14:12-16, 22-26, Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ]
June 6, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares ELI #1: How we can make our youth stay in the Catholic faith.
Know four ways we can make our kids stay in the Church as suggested by Theresa Civantos Barber. With our discussion are kalakbays Ms Agnes Fernando and Kuya Jhed De Castro. E-L-I: Enjoy, Learn and be Inspired!
June 4, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #40: Loving God is a Choice.
Loving God is far different from loving ourselves in a sense that the latter comes out naturally but the former had to be put as a commandment. [Mark 12:28-34, Feast of St. Charles Lwanga, Thursday of the 9th Week in the Ordinary Time]
June 3, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #39: Know Why in Heaven There is No Beer
The sadducees attempt to shame Jesus gave way to describe a bit what we can have when we are rewarded entrance to Heaven. This gives us a clear reason why we are to aspire the most an eternal life with God. [Mark 12:18-27, Wednesday of the 9th Week in the Ordinary Time]
June 3, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #38: Where does your loyalty lie?
Jesus' loyalty to the Father was so strong that even his detractors acknowledge it. No public opinion nor person's position can pervert His loyalty. [Mark 12:13-17, Tuesday of the 9th Week in the Ordinary Time, Feast of St. Justin]
June 1, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #37: Can I ever bless others?
The visit of Mary to her cousin Elizabeth made the infant in her womb leaped for joy. How beautiful and gratifying to be able to make others leap for joy! Let's reflect on how this can also happen to us. [Luke 1:39-56] Feast of the Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth]
June 1, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #36: We may be putting too much weight.
The Lord command was clear and straight. Make disciples of all nations! The Lord who possess all power in heaven and on earth is the one sending us. What else can possibly refrain us from accomplishing Jesus' commandment?
May 30, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #35: Trap Versus Truth
The chief priests posted a question to trap but Jesus posted a question for truth. Truth brings us out of our traps. [Mark 11:27-33, Saturday of the 8th Week in the Ordinary Time]
May 29, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #34: You are not a fig!
Why was a fig tree cursed for not bearing fruits when it was not its season yet? [Mark 11:11-26, Friday of the 8th Week in the Ordinary Time]
May 28, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #33: What do you want me to do for you?
The blind Bartimeaus approached Jesus but was asked with an interesting question. What we see asbthe most obvious need may not be what we need the most. [Mark 10:46-52, Thursday in the 8th Week of the Ordinary Time]
May 27, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #32: It is the Path of Servanthood
Imagine 10 against 2 disciples. The request of James and John to Jesus was not taken well by the rest of the disciples. Jesus availed of that opportunity to point out to them the way to greatness. [Mark 10:32-45, Wednesday of the 8th Week in the Ordinary Time]
May 26, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #31: The Rewards Far Outweighs the Cost.
Look at what Jesus said in response to Peter's claim, "We have given up everything and folĺowed you." This just happened after a rich young man walked away sadly. [Mark 10:28-31, Tuesday in the 8th Week of the Ordinary Time]
May 25, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #30: Eternal Life is for the Conquerors and Losers.
An interesting conversation took place between Jesus and a man after the latter's query about eternal life. [Mark 10:17-27, Monday in the 8th Week of the Ordinary Time.
May 24, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #29: The Multiplication Factor of Jesus
Jesus had to ascend to Heaven so that His Spirit may come upin and dwell in each of us. It is about one glorified resurrected body of Jesus versus Jesus' presence to everyone else through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. It is about one Jesus preaching and witnessing versus everyone of us preaching and witnessing in His name and through the power of His Spirit. (John 20:19-23, Solemnity of the Pentecost B)
May 23, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #28: This is happening to me but why is that happening to them?
Peter after getting an idea from Jesus about what would happen to him, asked about what awaits John. Jesus gave a very interesting reply to him that even today, we ourselves can draw inspiration from. [John 21:20-25, Saturday in the 7th Week of Easter]
May 22, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #27: Do you love me?
What must have been a romantic breakfast by the shore of the Sea of Tiberias lead to a serious but essential conversation on what love for Jesus mean. [John 21:15-19, Friday in the 7th Week of Easter]
May 21, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #26: The Father and Jesus are One and so should We.
Jesus explicitly proclaimed He being one with the Father for an important reason. [John 17:20-26, Thursday in the 7th Week of Easter]
May 20, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #25: Just where you are.
Jesus' prayer for the disciples was not to take them out of this world. [John 17:11-19, Wednesday in the 7th Week of Easter]
May 20, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #24: Is it okay to desire glory?
Jesus plainly expressed his desire to the Father. Know also what we should do today as reflected in this particular dialogue. [John 17:1-11, Tuesday in the 7th Week of Easter]
May 19, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #23: Abandoning Despite Understanding
Jesus gave two responses for our guilt. [John 16:29-33, Monday in the 7th Week of Easter]
May 17, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #22: This is the Path to Heaven
The glorious ascension of Jesus brings us back how His life has been before that moment of vindication. We will not just "stand and look at the sky." [Mark 16:15-20, Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord]
May 16, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #21: Joy that's Complete?
There are at least 2 ways we can experience such kind of joy. [John 16:23-28, Saturday in the 6th Week of Easter]
May 15, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #20: Jesus' View of Commandments
Love and joy from a Friend. [John 15:9-17, Friday in the 6th Week of Easter]
May 14, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #19: Nothing's Wrong with Questions
The disciples scrambled with what they heard from Jesus. "What does this mean?", they asked each other.[John 16:16-20, Thursday in the 6th Week of Easter]
May 13, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #18: You cannot bear it all BUT.
Part of Jesus' parting words points both to our finiteness and our potential to go beyond. [John 16:12-15, Wednesday in the 6th Week of Easter]
May 12, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #17: Proving is a Waste
Jesus did what He was supposed to accomplish. He did not waste His time proving Himself to everyone. It is the Holy Spirit's work. [John 16:5-11, Tuesday in the 6th Week of Easter]
May 11, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #16: Witness but be Faithful
Jesus instructs his disciples to testify for Him. They need to persevere though for it will be tough. [John 15:26 - 16:4]
May 10, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #15: 3 Lessons on Loving
Jesus tells 3 essential traits of our vocation to love. [John 15:9-17, 6th Sunday of Easter]
May 9, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #14: There will always be haters.
Yes there will be haters in your life in this world but the question is, what are you hated for? [John 15:18-21, Saturday in the 5th Week of Easter]
May 8, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #13: 2 Friendship Goals
"..told you everything I have heard... bear fruit that will remain.."[John 15:12-17, Friday of the 5th Week of Easter]
May 7, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #12: Pasa-Love
Mutual love is not enough. Charity is the goal. [John 15:9-11, Thursday in the 5th Week of Easter]
May 6, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #11: Not just to bear fruit but to bear MORE.
To remain in Jesus the Vine, we are not only to bear fruit but to bear more fruits. Aim to do more for God. [John 15:1-8, Wednesday in the 5th Week of Easter]
May 5, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #10: Why God allows the ruler of this world.
Jesus said the ruler of this world has no power over Him but still He was arrested, bruised and condemned to death. Why? [John 14:27-31, Tuesday of the 5th Week of Easter]
May 4, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #9: Proofs of our Christianity
Not by looks nor by sounds did Jesus prove His divinity. It is through the same basis should we prove our Christianity. Sts. Philip & James continued Jesus' ministry until they both met their death with words of forgiveness from their lips. [John 14:6-14, Monday of the 5th Week of Easter, Feast of Std. Philip & James the Less]
May 3, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #8: More Fruits From Pruning Pains
Jesus uses the metaphor of vine and branches to emphasize the fruitfulness born from pruning pains. [John 15:1-8, 5th Sunday of Easter, B]
May 2, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #7: Faith Known By Actions
A reflection on Jesus as the "carpenter's son". [Saturday, 4th Week of Easter, Feast of St. Joseph the Worker]
May 1, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #6: Words with Informed Faith
Jesus' words of encouragement are backed or supported by God's plan. [John 14:1-6, Friday of the 4th Week of Easter]
April 30, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #5 3 Warrants of the Washing of the Feet
Jesus wanted 3 clear and certain responses from us in the washing of his disciples' feet. [John 13:16-20, Thursday, 4th Week of Easter]
April 29, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #4: Where communication is best.
God came to us as man that we can we can best receive his message. [John 12:44-50, Wednesday 4th week of Easter]
April 28, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #3: A long following to The Shepherd.
As the sheep diligently follow the shepherd so do we in following Jesus. [John 10:22-30, Tues, 4th Week of Easter]
April 27, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #2: 2 Traits We Can Train.
What are the two traits of Jesus as the Good Shepherd that can be helpful nowadays? John 10:1-10 [Monday, 4th Week of Easter]
April 26, 2021
Fr. Jade Shares #1: 3 Marks of Jesus as the Good Shepherd
This a reflection for the 4th Sunday of Easter (cycle B) which is s also the Good Shepherd Sunday. [John 10:11-18] Reflect further, let the Word of God change us with the hope of serving more with joy.
April 25, 2021