view of Taal Volcano

Where are you from?

Reading: Reading: Matthew 26:69-75 “Surely you are one of them, for your accent gives you away.” (v.73) Have you been to another place wherein you first seemed to blend in the crowd, say in a local market place until—you spoke.  Then everybody’s head turned round toward you.  You might have spoken in a generic language,…

Twice as much a son of hell

Reading: Matthew 23:13-28 “… You have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness.” Expect me to be that preachy child in the playground telling friends and classmates that they’re going to hell because they worship graven images and make hand gesticulations that are un-biblical.  I did believe as well that as…

R.S.V.P.

Reading: Matthew 22:1-14 “So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, both good and bad, and the wedding hall was filled with guests” – Matthew 22:10. I was just pondering on the phrase “both good and bad” from the verse quoted above.  Even the “good” had to…

stained glass window - leaving the 99 to find the one missing

Salvation is offered equally to all

Reading: Matthew 20:1-16 Note that in the previous passages (Matthew 19:16-30), the subject was about salvation, following the Lord, and eternal rewards. In this succeeding passage, the kingdom of heaven is likened to a landowner seeking for people to work in his vineyard. We know the story–workers were found early in the morning who agreed…

lamb with black head and legs

What’s in it for me?

Reading: Matthew 19:21-30 Pardon me, but sometimes, I just can’t help laughing about how Jesus’ disciples behaved. Do you react the same, or is it just me? So here comes the rich young man who claimed to have kept all the commandments, and yet, a camel will find it easier to go through the eye…