Relationship, NOT Religion (A reflection on Msgr. Dennis Odiver’s talk during the Paeskwela Catechism class last January 26)

Faith is not religion, it is a relationship. No one in our generation has seen Jesus calm storms or raises someone from death or heal someone’s sickness or even change water to wine. We have not heard Him speak or share about His teachings while we sat by His feet. But through our eyes of faith, we have been spiritually healed by His death on the cross on our behalf. “Jesus said: ‘Blessed are those who have not seen the Lord and yet have believed.” – John 20:29

The word “Faith” entails a lot of hard work. Because Jesus was crucified to save us from our sins, if one chooses to believe in Him, one should trust Him no matter what and take up a daily cross and live for the Savior. Christians should not be only Christians during or if there are weddings, baptisms and funerals. Hence, people should not be one of those so-called Christians who are only Christians during Sunday masses or services. Real Christians should have something deep and essential in their hearts. People should have a personal and intimate relationship with God – a relationship born of faith in the work of Jesus on the cross. As a result, these people are eager to sacrifice everything for the privilege given of proclaiming Him as the Lord and Savior of the world.
Encapsulating everything up, real Christians should live by faith and NOT by sight, should carry the cross just as how Jesus did it 2,000 years ago and should have let God live and rule their lives from now on and until the end of time.
“Faith turns every defeat into victory.” – It is God’s formula.

Sunday Mass Schedule Effective March 2011

6:30am - Filipino
8:00am - English
9:30am - English
11:00am - English

12:15n.n - English

3:30pm - Filipino
5:00pm - English
6:30pm - English
8:00pm - English

Download Parishworks

Please publish modules in offcanvas position.