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Gospel 

Mt 19:3-12

Some Pharisees approached Jesus, and tested him, saying,
“Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any cause whatever?”
He said in reply, “Have you not read that from the beginning
the Creator made them male and female and said,
For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother
and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh?
So they are no longer two, but one flesh.
Therefore, what God has joined together, man must not separate.”
They said to him, “Then why did Moses command
that the man give the woman a bill of divorce and dismiss her?”
He said to them, “Because of the hardness of your hearts
Moses allowed you to divorce your wives,
but from the beginning it was not so.
I say to you, whoever divorces his wife
(unless the marriage is unlawful)
and marries another commits adultery.”
His disciples said to him,
“If that is the case of a man with his wife,
it is better not to marry.”
He answered, “Not all can accept this word,
but only those to whom that is granted.
Some are incapable of marriage because they were born so;
some, because they were made so by others;
some, because they have renounced marriage
for the sake of the Kingdom of heaven.
Whoever can accept this ought to accept it.”

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Gospel 

Mt 18:21–19:1

Peter approached Jesus and asked him,
Lord, if my brother sins against me,
how often must I forgive him?
As many as seven times?”
Jesus answered, “I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times.
That is why the Kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king
who decided to settle accounts with his servants.
When he began the accounting,
a debtor was brought before him who owed him a huge amount.
Since he had no way of paying it back,
his master ordered him to be sold,
along with his wife, his children, and all his property,
in payment of the debt.
At that, the servant fell down, did him homage, and said,
‘Be patient with me, and I will pay you back in full.’
Moved with compassion the master of that servant
let him go and forgave him the loan.
When that servant had left, he found one of his fellow servants
who owed him a much smaller amount.
He seized him and started to choke him, demanding,
‘Pay back what you owe.’
Falling to his knees, his fellow servant begged him,
‘Be patient with me, and I will pay you back.’
But he refused.
Instead, he had the fellow servant put in prison
until he paid back the debt.
Now when his fellow servants saw what had happened,
they were deeply disturbed,
and went to their master and reported the whole affair.
His master summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant!
I forgave you your entire debt because you begged me to.
Should you not have had pity on your fellow servant,
as I had pity on you?’
Then in anger his master handed him over to the torturers
until he should pay back the whole debt.
So will my heavenly Father do to you,
unless each of you forgives his brother from his heart.”

When Jesus finished these words, he left Galilee
and went to the district of Judea across the Jordan.

Assumption

  • In logic, an assumption is a proposition that is taken for granted, as if it were true based upon presupposition without preponderance of the facts. An assumption that is considered to be self-evident or otherwise fundamental is called an axiom.
  • In religion, assumption is the bodily translation of an individual person, either living or dead, from earth to heaven.

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven, informally known as The Assumption, according to the Christian beliefs of the Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodoxy, Oriental Orthodoxy, and parts of Anglicanism, was the bodily taking up of the Virgin Mary into Heaven at the end of her earthly life.

The Roman Catholic Church teaches as dogma that the Virgin Mary “having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory.”[1] This doctrine was dogmatically and infallibly defined by Pope Pius XII on November 1, 1950, in his Apostolic Constitution Munificentissimus Deus.[2] While Catholic dogma leaves open the question of Mary’s death before rising to Heaven, the Eastern Orthodox tradition of the Dormition of the Theotokos teaches that Mary died and then rose to Heaven. In the churches which observe it, the Assumption is a major feast day, commonly celebrated on August 15. In many Catholic countries, the feast is also marked as a Holy Day of Obligation. In his August 15, 2004, homily given at Lourdes, Pope John Paul II quoted John 14:3 as one of the scriptural bases for understanding the dogma of the Assumption of Mary. In this verse, Jesus tells his disciples at the Last Supper, “If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and will receive you to myself; that where I am, you may be there also.” According to Catholic theology, Mary is the pledge of the fulfillment of Christ’s promise.[3] The feast of the Assumption on August 15 is a public holiday in many countries, including Austria, Belgium, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Germany (Saarland and Bavaria only), Greece, Lebanon, Lithuania, Italy, Malta, Mauritius,[4] Poland, Portugal, Senegal, Slovenia, and Spain .[5] In Eastern Orthodox churches following the Julian Calendar, the feast day of Assumption of Mary falls on August 28.

History of the belief

Although the Assumption (Latin: assūmptiō, “taken up”) was only relatively recently defined as infallible dogma by the Catholic Church, and in spite of a statement by Saint Epiphanius of Salamis in AD 377 that no one knew whether Mary had died or not,[6] apocryphal accounts of the assumption of Mary into heaven have circulated since at least the 4th century. The Catholic Church itself interprets chapter 12 of the Book of Revelation as referring to it.[7] The earliest known narrative is the so-called Liber Requiei Mariae (The Book of Mary’s Repose), which survives intact only in an Ethiopic translation.[8] Probably composed by the 4th century, this Christian apocryphal narrative may be as early as the 3rd century. Also quite early are the very different traditions of the “Six Books” Dormition narratives. The earliest versions of this apocryphon are preserved by several Syriac manuscripts of the 5th and 6th centuries, although the text itself probably belongs to the 4th century.[9]

 

Assumption statue, 1808 by Mariano Gerada, Ghaxaq, Malta

Later apocrypha based on these earlier texts include the De Obitu S. Dominae, attributed to St. John, a work probably from around the turn of the 6th century that is a summary of the “Six Books” narrative. The story also appears in De Transitu Virginis, a late 5th century work ascribed to St. Melito of Sardis that presents a theologically redacted summary of the traditions in the Liber Requiei Mariae. The Transitus Mariae tells the story of the apostles being transported by white clouds to the deathbed of Mary, each from the town where he was preaching at the hour. The Decretum Gelasianum in the 490s declared some transitus Mariae literature apocryphal.

An Armenian letter attributed to Dionysus the Areopagite also mentions the event, although this is a much later work, written sometime after the 6th century. John of Damascus, from this period, is the first church authority to advocate the doctrine under his own name. His contemporaries, Gregory of Tours and Modestus of Jerusalem, helped promote the concept to the wider church.

In some versions of the story the event is said to have taken place in Ephesus, in the House of the Virgin Mary, although this is a much more recent and localized tradition. The earliest traditions all locate the end of Mary’s life in Jerusalem (see “Mary’s Tomb“). By the 7th century a variation emerged, according to which one of the apostles, often identified as St Thomas, was not present at the death of Mary, but his late arrival precipitates a reopening of Mary’s tomb, which is found to be empty except for her grave clothes. In a later tradition, Mary drops her girdle down to the apostle from heaven as testament to the event.[10] This incident is depicted in many later paintings of the Assumption.

Teaching of the Assumption of Mary became widespread across the Christian world, having been celebrated as early as the 5th century and having been established in the East by Emperor Maurice around AD 600.[11] It was celebrated in the West under Pope Sergius I in the 8th century and Pope Leo IV then confirmed the feast as official.[11] Theological debate about the Assumption continued, following the Reformation, climaxing in 1950 when Pope Pius XII defined it as dogma for the Catholic Church.[12] Catholic theologian Ludwig Ott stated, “The idea of the bodily assumption of Mary is first expressed in certain transitus-narratives of the fifth and sixth centuries…. The first Church author to speak of the bodily assumption of Mary, in association with an apocryphal transitus B.M.V., is St. Gregory of Tours.”[13] The Catholic writer Eamon Duffy states that “there is, clearly, no historical evidence whatever for it.”[14] However, the Catholic Church has never asserted nor denied that its teaching is based on the apocryphal accounts. The Church documents are silent on this matter and instead rely upon other sources and arguments as the basis for the doctrine.

 

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In this dogmatic statement, the phrase “having completed the course of her earthly life,” leaves open the question of whether the Virgin Mary died before her assumption or whether she was assumed before death; both possibilities are allowed. Mary’s assumption is said to have been a divine gift to her as the ‘Mother of God’. Ludwig Ott’s view is that, as Mary completed her life as a shining example to the human race, the perspective of the gift of assumption is offered to the whole human race.[15]

 

In Ludwig Ott’s Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma he states that “the fact of her death is almost generally accepted by the Fathers and Theologians, and is expressly affirmed in the Liturgy of the Church”, to which he adduces a number of helpful citations, and concludes that “for Mary, death, in consequence of her freedom from original sin and from personal sin, was not a consequence of punishment of sin. However, it seems fitting that Mary’s body, which was by nature mortal, should be, in conformity with that of her Divine Son, subject to the general law of death”.[16] The point of her bodily death has not been infallibly defined, and many believe that she did not die at all, but was assumed directly into Heaven. The dogmatic definition within the Apostolic Constitution Munificentissimus Deus which, according to Roman Catholic dogma, infallibly proclaims the doctrine of the Assumption leaves open the question whether, in connection with her departure, Mary underwent bodily death; that is, it does not dogmatically define the point one way or the other, as shown by the words “having completed the course of her earthly life”.[12]

 

On November 1, 1950, Pope Pius XII solemnly declared:

 

By the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, of the Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and by our own authority, we pronounce, declare, and define it to be a divinely revealed dogma: that the Immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory[17]

 

Roman Catholic theologians consider this declaration by Pius XII to be an ex cathedra use of Papal Infallibility.[18][19] Although Pope Pius XII deliberately left open the question of whether Mary died before her Assumption, the more common teaching of the early Fathers is that she did die.[20][21]

 

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Gospel 

Lk 1:39-56

Mary set out
and traveled to the hill country in haste
to a town of Judah,
where she entered the house of Zechariah
and greeted Elizabeth.
When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting,
the infant leaped in her womb,
and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit,
cried out in a loud voice and said,
“Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb.
And how does this happen to me,
that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
For at the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears,
the infant in my womb leaped for joy.
Blessed are you who believed
that what was spoken to you by the Lord
would be fulfilled.”

And Mary said:

“My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior
for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed:
the Almighty has done great things for me
and holy is his Name.
He has mercy on those who fear him
in every generation.
He has shown the strength of his arm,
and has scattered the proud in their conceit.
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,
and has lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has come to the help of his servant Israel
for he has remembered his promise of mercy,
the promise he made to our fathers,
to Abraham and his children forever.”

Mary remained with her about three months
and then returned to her home.

ano nga ba ang kilig?

bakit tayo kinikilig?

para saan ba ang kilig.?

kilig
to tremble, shudder

kiligin
to be tickled pink

for example :

When a young Filipina gets the opportunity to see her favorite movie star in the flesh, she experiences kilig.

Kinilig ako nang makita ko ang crush ko.
I shuddered in delight when I saw my crush.

Sino bang hindi kikiligin kung makita si Brad Pitt?
Who wouldn’t be tickled pink upon laying eyes on Brad Pitt?
 
oh di ba may example pa lolz…
parang pbb teens lng lolz
kailan nga ba tayo dapat kiligin?
sabi nila ang mga boyz daw ay kinikilig pag nag jijingle… ang girls din kaya kinikilig pag nag jingle sila hmmm…
 
may tamang lugar ba ang kilig? o may tamang oras ba ang kilig?
parang pbbteens lng kung kiligin… hahahaha hug mo ko hug mo ko lolz
 
may pinipili bang idad ang kilig? o may pinipili bang antas o estado ng buhay ang kilig? ito ba ay para sa lalaki at babae lng o pwede ring sa lalake at lalake at babae sa babae?
 
hay naku…daming tanong kung bakit hahaha bkit ko nga ba tinatanong ito? sa aking pantaha sigurado akong hindi lang ako ang nag tatanong kung ano nga ba talaga ang kilig,
 
sa aking sariling depinisyon, masasabi kong ang kilig ay isang pakiramdam kapag nakita mo o nasilayan mo ang isang taong lihim mong hinahangan, maaring ito ay artista, politiko o kahit ba ang iyong kapitbahay at kaibigan, sa pang araw araw karaniwan na itong nararamdaman, na ang mga tao matanda man o bata, teenager man o hindi, ay siguradong kinikilig. hahaha… ikaw kinilig ka na ba?
 
sa aking pagsulat ang daming kong kilig na naaalala… hahaha pero hindi ko na iisa-isahin kasi masyado madami.
 
pero bakit nga ba tayo KINIKILIG?

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Gospel

Mt 18:1-5, 10, 12-14

The disciples approached Jesus and said,
“Who is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven?”
He called a child over, placed it in their midst, and said,
“Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children,
you will not enter the Kingdom of heaven.
Whoever becomes humble like this child
is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven.
And whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me.

“See that you do not despise one of these little ones,
for I say to you that their angels in heaven
always look upon the face of my heavenly Father.
What is your opinion?
If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them goes astray,
will he not leave the ninety-nine in the hills
and go in search of the stray?
And if he finds it, amen, I say to you, he rejoices more over it
than over the ninety-nine that did not stray.
In just the same way, it is not the will of your heavenly Father
that one of these little ones be lost.”

Today’s Gospel

Mt 17:22-27 

As Jesus and his disciples were gathering in Galilee,
Jesus said to them,
“The Son of Man is to be handed over to men,
and they will kill him, and he will be raised on the third day.”
And they were overwhelmed with grief.

When they came to Capernaum,
the collectors of the temple tax approached Peter and said,
“Does not your teacher pay the temple tax?”
“Yes,” he said.
When he came into the house, before he had time to speak,
Jesus asked him, “What is your opinion, Simon?
From whom do the kings of the earth take tolls or census tax?
From their subjects or from foreigners?”
When he said, “From foreigners,” Jesus said to him,
“Then the subjects are exempt.
But that we may not offend them, go to the sea, drop in a hook,
and take the first fish that comes up.
Open its mouth and you will find a coin worth twice the temple tax.
Give that to them for me and for you

bakit kaya may mga tao ng hindi marunong makaramdam? or sadyang manhid lng talaga sila o bakit kaya may mga taong wala konsiderasyon…

alam naman nila ung sitwasyon pero kung maka pag depamand sila akala mo wala kame ginagawa at nakatunganga lang,

ang sasarap pagsosoplahin ng mukha,

nakakatuwa talaga ang mga pinoy, kahit may trahedya na nakukuha pa ring maging masaya,

ako ay tumungo sa Sto Domingo nitong nakaraang linggo para tumlong sa mga nagsilikan dahil nasalanta ng malakas na pag-ulan,

nag tungo ako noong nakaraang Miyerkules,  wala talaga sa plano ko ang pumunta doon, dahil ang aking plano talaga ay mag punta sa aking opisina, ngunit subalit datapwat hindi ako nakarating sa aking opisina sa kadahilanang baha pa din dito,

kaya aking napag disisyunan na bumisita sa kumbeto ng sto domingo, naulat ako sa dami ng tao na lumikas na kasalukuyang pumipirmi sa kumbento dahil sa malakas at patuloy na pag ulan,

ito ang aking unang pagbaluntaryo sa ganitong kalamidad, hindi ko malis sa aking sarili na mawa sa sinapit ng kanilang mga tirahan, sapagkat ito ang nalubog ng husto sa baha,

sa aking pag boboluntaryo, madaming bago, bagong kakilala, bagong karanasan, bagong pagsubok,

bagong kakilala, kasi sa mga dami ng mga nag boluntaryo ang dami mong naging bagong kakilala,

bagong karanasan, ngayong ko lang kasi nagawang mag pakain ng ganon kadaming tao humigit kumulang na 3000 katao, nag luto ako ng napakadaming sardinas, namigay at nagbahagi ng mga pagakain, magbuhat ng kahon-kahong nga bote ng tubig, at kung ano ano pa,

bagong pagsubok, dahil hindi mo alam kung paano mo gagawin na ipamigay at paghatihatiin ang mga pagkain sa dami ng mga tao,

masaya ako sa karanasan na ito, dahil ito ay bago, dahil madami pa rin talagang pilipino ang may mga busilak na puso, dahil sa dami ng mga nag bahagi ng mga mayroon sila, mag gamit,, pagkain, inumin at oras para paglingkuran ang mga nasalanta ng malakas na ulan at pagbaha,

at sana rin itong mga kaganapang ito ay maging aral sa atin, na maging malinis at masinop, at huwag basta basta magtapon ng basura kung saan saan, at ating pangalagaan ang ating inang bayan at ang mahal nating daigdig