1st Sunday of Lent Archbishop Loren Thomas Hines March 01, 2020 Readings: Genesis 2: 4b-9; 15-17; 25-3:7 Romans 15: 12- 21 Matthew 4: 1-11 The season of Lent should not be a time of sorrow. If we truly are to understand its significance, it should give us hope. In the garden when Satan tempted man, he said that the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge would give him ability to judge between good and evil. In the world we live in today, we set ourselves up as “judges.” We are always criticizing......
Ash Wednesday Archbishop Loren Thomas Hines February 26, 2020 Readings: Isaiah 58: 1-12 2 Corinthians 5: 20b- 6: 10 Matthew 6: 1- 6; 16- 21 As we enter the season of Lent, we are reminded that this is a time of preparation to receive who Christ is in our lives. We are servants of the living God – and this should set a course in our lives to be humble and not to be self-centered. The self-centeredness causes us to do what we like and reject the things of God. Instead of......
“I Will Not Die, But Live” Archbishop Loren Thomas Hines Fifth Sunday of Lent April 2, 2017 Readings: Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130 Romans 6:16-23 John 11:17-44 The sadness of death seems to prevail in the hearts of many in our society today. Last Friday, I was at Heritage Park in Taguig for the burial of the brother of Father Julian, and as I was standing there, I had the feeling that I didn’t belong there. It’s amazing that we’ve glorified death and made it a monument. I’m not attacking Heritage Park but......
“God Looks At The Heart” Archbishop Loren Thomas Hines Fourth Sunday of Lent March 26, 2017 Readings: 1 Samuel 16:1-13, Psalm 23 Ephesians 5:1-14 John 9:1-13, 28-38 The Scripture we read today seem to be a little strange. God speaks to us in His Word, yet sometimes when we read Scriptures, we don’t fully comprehend what He’s telling us and we don’t get the fullness of His message. In today’s Gospel, we read about Jesus healing a blind man, restoring his sight. What does this have to do with His crucifixion, with......