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Stay awake, be prepared! Watch and be ready!

Eagerness and patience are the paradoxical qualities of this waiting.
Publish date: 2019 - 12 - 1


 
Humility is the pathway to God

Humility is not weakness but the foundation of all the other virtues
Publish date: 2019 - 10 - 27


 
Are we as capable as the wicked steward in securing our future with God?

One of Jesus’ preferred methods of teaching is through parables. Though His parables are simple, often making use of everyday things, they conveyed messages that are deep and memorable. Like the parable of the unjust steward in this Sunday’s Gospel Reading; the story is straightforward and the deeds of the steward are rather commonplace. What […]
Publish date: 2019 - 9 - 22


 
Will only a few people be saved?

Will we be the ones to stand outside knocking when the master come?
Publish date: 2019 - 8 - 25


 
With whom do we identify ourselves, Martha or Mary?

Good works will not produce a Christ-centered life if they are done without the presence of Christ.
Publish date: 2019 - 7 - 21


 
Take, bless, break, give

Our life as bread for one another
Publish date: 2019 - 6 - 23


 
Why does Jesus call the love commandment new?

Divine love does not come naturally to us, it needs practice
Publish date: 2019 - 5 - 19


 
Have we “resurrected” too?

Many years ago, I was puzzled by the mystery of the Incarnation, not of its credibility, but the manner in which Jesus became man. It was later I learned that God chooses to come to us in silence, humility and hardships. But then, a bigger puzzle follows – the mystery of the Resurrection. If salvation […]
Publish date: 2019 - 4 - 21


 
Our own forty days in the desert

If the genealogy of Jesus in Luke’s Gospel, which begins from His human origin “He was the son, as was thought of Joseph . . .” (Lk 3:23), is meant to underscore His human background; the temptations in today’s Gospel reading further prove the reality of His human nature – “He had to become like […]
Publish date: 2019 - 3 - 10


 
Our own forty days in the desert

Temptations are like litmus papers, revealing the depth of our faith and love in God.
Publish date: 2019 - 3 - 10


 
The Christian call to holiness

Every vocation is a commitment to love.
Publish date: 2019 - 2 - 10


 
“We three kings of orient are . . .”

Let yourself be transformed by the good news
Publish date: 2019 - 1 - 6


 
Salvation history is human history

Let us widen our lens when reading the Bible and do not dissociate its stories with our present age and the world we are in now
Publish date: 2018 - 12 - 9


 
Why is the love of God verified by the love of neighbours?

Loving our neighbours reveals God's love to them.
Publish date: 2018 - 11 - 4


 
As it was in the beginning, is now and will be forever and ever

God's eternal plan encompasses all that He has predestined to occur
Publish date: 2018 - 10 - 7


 
Pass on or pass over traditions?

The transmission of the Holy Tradition is indeed the transmission of “the living memorial of God's Word”
Publish date: 2018 - 9 - 2


 
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 […]
Publish date: 2018 - 8 - 5


 
On that special day . . .

Be faithful, be humble and God will bless us
Publish date: 2018 - 7 - 1


 
Do we still remember?

“...we remember, we celebrate, we believe”
Publish date: 2018 - 6 - 3


 
Which kind of branches are we?

A search for a favourite word of John in his gospel would easily lead to the Greek verb meno which is usually translated as “abide/remain”. The word signals a relationship. It suggests a relationship with deep attachment, loyalty and constant union in contrast to a contact which may be intense but short lived with no […]
Publish date: 2018 - 4 - 26


 
Do we see what he sees?

To see - with eyes of the intellect or eyes of the heart?
Publish date: 2018 - 4 - 1


 
He is willing, so be cleansed!

Blessed are those who are aware they are spiritual lepers
Publish date: 2018 - 2 - 11


 
“. . . peace among people of good will” (Lk 2:14)

Be it as simple as the shepherds or as wise as the Magi, God's blessings are the same for those who seek Him with good will and humility.
Publish date: 2018 - 1 - 7


 
“. . . among those born of women there has not risen a greater than John the Baptist”

Is it because of His status? His relation to Jesus? His role?
Publish date: 2017 - 12 - 10