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Are we ready to accompany Jesus into Jerusalem and point out His true identity to others?

It is not until after Jesus' death does His true identity is revealed.
Publish date: 2020 - 4 - 5

What is temptation? Why does God allow us to be tempted?

God does not preclude us from temptations but He sustains us in the midst of them
Publish date: 2020 - 3 - 1

We are called to become light for all peoples

Today the Church celebrates the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple. It is also known as Candlemas since traditionally, blessings and procession of candles are included in the liturgy to signify that Christ is the light of all nations. It is another “epiphany” celebration as it echoes the Solemnity of Christmas […]
Publish date: 2020 - 2 - 2

“. . . every family, despite its weaknesses, can become a light in the darkness of the world”

As the people of God, we are encouraged to go beyond our natural families into the supernatural family of God
Publish date: 2019 - 12 - 29

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