Little Whispers, Nina Miranda


First Reading
WIS 7:22B–8:1

In Wisdom is a spirit
intelligent, holy, unique,
Manifold, subtle, agile,
clear, unstained, certain,
Not baneful, loving the good, keen,
unhampered, beneficent, kindly,
Firm, secure, tranquil,
all-powerful, all-seeing,
And pervading all spirits,
though they be intelligent, pure and very subtle.
For Wisdom is mobile beyond all motion,
and she penetrates and pervades all things by reason of her purity.
For she is an aura of the might of God
and a pure effusion of the glory of the Almighty;
therefore nought that is sullied enters into her.
For she is the refulgence of eternal light,
the spotless mirror of the power of God,
the image of his goodness.
And she, who is one, can do all things,
and renews everything while herself perduring;
And passing into holy souls from age to age,
she produces friends of God and prophets.
For there is nought God loves, be it not one who dwells with Wisdom.
For she is fairer than the sun
and surpasses every constellation of the stars.
Compared to light, she takes precedence;
for that, indeed, night supplants,
but wickedness prevails not over Wisdom.

Indeed, she reaches from end to end mightily
and governs all things well.

Responsorial Psalm
PS 119:89, 90, 91, 130, 135, 175
R. (89a) Your word is for ever, O Lord.

Your word, O LORD, endures forever;
it is firm as the heavens.
R. Your word is for ever, O Lord.
Through all generations your truth endures;
you have established the earth, and it stands firm.
R. Your word is for ever, O Lord.
According to your ordinances they still stand firm:
all things serve you.
R. Your word is for ever, O Lord.
The revelation of your words sheds light,
giving understanding to the simple.
R. Your word is for ever, O Lord.
Let your countenance shine upon your servant,
and teach me your statutes.
R. Your word is for ever, O Lord.
Let my soul live to praise you,
and may your ordinances help me.
R. Your word is for ever, O Lord.

LK 17:20-25

Asked by the Pharisees when the Kingdom of God would come,
Jesus said in reply,
“The coming of the Kingdom of God cannot be observed,
and no one will announce, ‘Look, here it is,’ or, ‘There it is.’
For behold, the Kingdom of God is among you.”

Then he said to his disciples,
“The days will come when you will long to see
one of the days of the Son of Man, but you will not see it.
There will be those who will say to you,
‘Look, there he is,’ or ‘Look, here he is.’
Do not go off, do not run in pursuit.
For just as lightning flashes
and lights up the sky from one side to the other,
so will the Son of Man be in his day.
But first he must suffer greatly and be rejected by this generation.”


school stress

“For just as lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day.” – Luke 17:24

I can remember my first day of high school four years ago. I was slightly nervous, more than usual, since I was enrolled in a special Science High School; nevertheless, I was still confident. Little did I know that many, if not all of us students, were well rounded and excelled in different aspects. This made me realize that I was going to have to do my best in everything.

Having to go to school at six o’clock in the morning and coming back home thirteen hours later is very tiring, but I got used to this schedule, eventually. Back then, my only goal was to graduate, even if it meant that I had to skip meals and sleep. There were times when I cried at night, felt lost, and had thoughts about giving up, but something kept pushing me to go on. It felt as if although everything was already crashing down at once, there will be that someone who will pull you back up.

I knew that that someone was God. He was and still is, always with me, helping and guiding me through obstacles and problems I encounter from day to day. It was because of Him that I became more hardworking and determined in finishing my homework and projects, little by little. At the same time, I also learned how to be patient and this is the reason why I ended up ranking second in my class for the past two years.

Just because something isn’t happening for you right now doesn’t mean that it will never happen. When you know you’ve done your best, God will continue the rest. All we need to do is have faith in ourselves and in Him.

Heavenly Father, you are the one and only source of everything. Teach me how to be patient and to love others as you love them. Amen.



Nina Miranda

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