Notes from the Homily of Fr. Nolan Que
If you go to church everyday since Monday, you will notice that there is a central message being conveyed and that the readings are connected in today’s readings.
Monday: Who is the greatest?
- According to the Gospel of Luke: One who aspire greatness should serve the rest.
Tuesday: Who is the greatest?
- According to the Gospel of Matthew: The greatest should turn and become children.
- Why? Because children are always humble therefore the one who aspire for greatness should be one.
- One who is humble knows that what he have is from God and would not separate from Him.
“I will follow you Lord”
- There is a man who said that he is willing to follow Jesus. Jesus replied to him and said that there are many things he need to endure and that he should understand the consequence of his commitment of following Him.
- The more we commit, the more we love. The more we love, the more we get hurt. We will not get hurt if that person means nothing. - “Ang nagmamahal, naglilngkod na walang hinihintay na kapalit.”
- Jesus sending He’s disciples by pair. This is very consistent in our today’s gospel “Hindi ka pwedeng mag isa”
- According to the Gospel of Mark: couples should be together; that what God made as one should not be separated by man.
- On the second part of the Gospel, Jesus introduce the children again. Children remind us of innocence, honesty and pure heart.
- 1st reading: “its not good to be alone”
- The first reading reminds us that its not good for us to separate from grace of God because apart from Him we are nothing.
- Marriage is a commitment between two people. And when you commit, you should stand for it no matter what. A good marriage is a key for a strong foundation of the family. If families are strong, we’ll have a strong nation.
- How can we do this? First step is to commit yourself to attend the mass every Sunday. Make this a commitment and experience the wonder of God in your life!
- As a parent, the greatest thing you can give to your children is the gift of Eucharist. If you introduce it to them as young as they are, they will carry it in their whole life - they will be guided on whatever they will go through.
- We cannot change other people, we can only change ourself by the grace of God.
- Oct 11, 2012 is the start of the Year of Faith. This is a significant date because it marked the opening of the 2nd vatican council and cathecism of catholic faith
- “There is no renewal if there is no conversion.”