Sunday Reflection

The Price of Status Quo

The “conflicts and disputes” among us, rooted in our egocentrism, juxtapose with our deeper desire for goodness, justice, and peace (Jm 4:1). Through this internal tension, we are able to better understand the mystery of God’s love and mercy. [...]

“But who do you say that I am?” (Mark 8:29)

In this Sunday’s Gospel Reading, Jesus asks his disciples this “But who do you say that I am?” and Peter answers “You are the Christ” (Mark 8:29). Peter’s answer in the Gospel of Matthew is more elaborate “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God” (Matthew 16:16). Peter indeed has great faith! Jesus points out however that Peter’s [...]

Are You a Follower of Christ Or Just a Fan?

As fascinating as the Bible is, we must keep in mind that biblical interpretation is ultimately not academic but liturgical. [...]

Pass on or pass over traditions?

The transmission of the Holy Tradition is indeed the transmission of “the living memorial of God's Word” [...]

“Lord, to whom can we go?” (Jn 6:69)

We are challenged to trust and choose God above all even amidst adversities and turmoil every single day. [...]

Invitation to God’s Wedding Banquet

Unlike my daughter who must be selective in inviting people to her wedding, God welcomes everyone to his. [...]

“I am the living bread that came down from heaven” (John 6:51)

“Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh” (John 6:51) [...]

We are what we eat

One basic and unchangeable fact is that we need nourishment for our human body to grow and sustain life. Nourishment comes from food and drink. Today’s readings put alongside two kinds of food: food for the body and food for the soul. Though later generations refer it as “grain from heaven” (Ps 78:24) or “bread of angels” (Wis 16:20), manna [...]

Christ • Eucharist • Miracle

The sixth chapter of John's Gospel is a sustained meditation on the meaning of the Eucharist. It illumines a deep mystery of Body of Christ to feed our hungry souls. [...]

Who are the Genuine Leaders Among Us?

A genuine leader gathers rather than scatters; brings peace instead of hatred; leads with compassion. [...]

Planning and Entrusting

“The Lord will give what is good” (Responsorial Psalm Ps 85:13) [...]

Spiritual Talk – Fr Ho talks about Apparition of Mary at Lourdes, France (4)

On July 16, 1858, the day of the final Lourdes apparition, the grotto was closed off. Accompanied by her aunts and neighbours, Bernadette saw the Virgin Mary at 8pm in a nearby field. That day, Mary appeared as in the brown scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and, just as in the final Fatima apparition in 1917, was silent. After this apparition, Bernadette [...]