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Why God became human

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Once there was a flock of ducks frantically flopping amidst a brewing storm. Apparently they were looking for some warmth and shelter. A certain farmer saw them and, moved to compassion, got out and tried to shoo the poor ducks into a warm shed, but the more he “shooed,” the more they panicked.

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The spotlight in this Fourth Sunday of Advent is focused on St. Joseph, who was a man of few words that’s why little is known about him.

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IN a class on homiletics (preaching), the professor emphasized the importance of making the facial expression harmonize with the homily. “When you speak of Heaven,” he said, “let your face light up with a heavenly gleam; let your eyes shine with glory. But when you speak of Hell – your ordinary face will do.”

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In the gospel reading this 2nd Sunday of Advent, Jesus’ forerunner John the Baptist’s message to all creatures is: “Reform your lives. The reign of God is at hand.” Unless we change our course to God’s way, we are headed for destruction.

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Hoy gising!

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The story is told about a man who spends a good deal of his time in front of the TV. Once as he was watching the PBA championship, he dozed off.

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Today is the feast of Christ the King. When Jesus was crucified, a crude, wooden sign (caratola) was nailed over his head with the inscription INRI, which in Latin means “Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum.” In English, “Jesus of Nazareth King of the Jews.”

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