Some of Jesus’ Lessons and Miracles If They Happened in 21st Century Philippines
an Ordinary Time reflection by The Overlord Bear/Jem De Ocampo
“And when they came to the crowd, a man came up to him and kneeling before him said,
‘Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and he suffers terribly; for often he falls into the fire, and often into the water.
And I brought him to your disciples, and they could not heal him.’
And Jesus answered, ‘O faithless and perverse generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him here to me.’
And Jesus rebuked him, and the demon came out of him, and the boy was cured instantly.
Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, ‘Why could we not cast it out?’
He said to them, ‘Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you’” (Matthew 17:14-20).
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Reactions to the Resurrected 21st Century Filipino Jesus Christ
an Easter reflection by The Overlord Bear/Jem De Ocampo
“Jesus said to him, ‘You have believed because you have seen me. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe’” (John 20:29).
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The 21st Century Pinoy Sorrowful Mysteries
a Lenten reflection by The Overlord Bear/Jem De Ocampo
“One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him, saying, ‘Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!’
But the other rebuked him, saying, ‘Do you not fear God, since your are under the same sentence of condemnation?
And we indeed justly; for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.’
And he said, ‘Jesus, remember me when you come in your kingly power.’
And he said to him, ‘Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise’” (Luke 23:39-43).
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If the Nativity Happened in Today’s Philippines
a Christmas reflection by The Overlord Bear/Jem De Ocampo
“Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him.
John would have prevented him, saying ‘I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?’
But Jesus answered him, ‘Let it be so now; for thus it is fitting for us to fulfil all righteousness.’ Then he consented” (Matthew 3:13-15).
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