Jorel Borromeo, Little Whispers

Turning Pages

First Reading
EX 3:1-6, 9-12

Moses was tending the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian.
Leading the flock across the desert, he came to Horeb,
the mountain of God.
There an angel of the LORD appeared to him in fire
flaming out of a bush.
As he looked on, he was surprised to see that the bush,
though on fire, was not consumed.
So Moses decided,
“I must go over to look at this remarkable sight,
and see why the bush is not burned.”

When the LORD saw him coming over to look at it more closely,
God called out to him from the bush, “Moses! Moses!”
He answered, “Here I am.”
God said, “Come no nearer!
Remove the sandals from your feet,
for the place where you stand is holy ground.
I am the God of your father,” he continued,
“the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob.
The cry of the children of Israel has reached me,
and I have truly noted that the Egyptians are oppressing them.
Come, now! I will send you to Pharaoh to lead my people,
the children of Israel, out of Egypt.”

But Moses said to God,
“Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh
and lead the children of Israel out of Egypt?”
He answered, “I will be with you;
and this shall be your proof that it is I who have sent you:
when you bring my people out of Egypt,
you will worship God on this very mountain.”

Responsorial Psalm
PS 103:1B-2, 3-4, 6-7
R. (8a) The Lord is kind and merciful.

Bless the LORD, O my soul;
and all my being, bless his holy name.
Bless the LORD, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits.
R. The Lord is kind and merciful.
He pardons all your iniquities,
he heals all your ills.
He redeems your life from destruction,
he crowns you with kindness and compassion.
R. The Lord is kind and merciful.
The LORD secures justice
and the rights of all the oppressed.
He has made known his ways to Moses,
and his deeds to the children of Israel.
R. The Lord is kind and merciful.

MT 11:25-27

At that time Jesus exclaimed:
“I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
for although you have hidden these things
from the wise and the learned
you have revealed them to the childlike.
Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will.
All things have been handed over to me by my Father.
No one knows the Son except the Father,
and no one knows the Father except the Son
and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal him.”

A collection of Marvel comics

“I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned, you have revealed them to the childlike.” (Matthew 11:25)

I love reading comics.

I see magic every time I turn from page to page – like when the Joker totally messed with Superman in Injustice: Gods Among Us. or how the city of New York reacted when they finally knew who Spiderman was or when Wolverine faced the incredible Hulk.

Aside from these characters’ awesome traits and stories, there’s another thing that keeps me excited about comics – the thought of having no idea of what’s on the next page.

It’s the suspense that lets the reader go forward. It keeps you wanting to know more. It makes you excited and terrified at the same time, having a thousand questions of where the story might go or probably leaving you clueless of what’s next.

That’s the beauty of mystery.

Today, you could be in front of a mystery too. An interview? A presentation? A date? Anything could happen in each passing moment. Just as when you’re reading a book, any word or sentence could’ve been written on the other side.

As you turn the page, keep in mind that God’s helping you write a great story. In the current page of your life, enjoy each word. Read slowly. Just as Christ did, thank the Lord for the mysteries in your life.  —Jorel Borromeo (

Lord God, I thank you for the mysteries in my life. Grant me faith in your promises that though I may not understand these mysteries, I remember that it is for good. Amen.

Reflection Question
What are mysteries in my life?

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