The gospel of St. Mark 6: 1-6 presents to us the rejection of Jesus in His own country. The passage ends saying Jesus could not do many miracles due to their unbelief. It is of importance to analyse why Jesus could not enter into their lives or rather why they could not accept Jesus? The…… Continue reading Who is He?
In the words of Fr. Johnson Karnoor, the Parish Priest of the place: “On April 28, 2001, in the parish church of St. Mary of Chirattakonam, we began the Novena to St. Jude Thaddeus as we did every year. At 8:49am, I exposed the Most Holy Sacrament in the monstrance for public adoration. After a…… Continue reading Eucharistic Miracle @ Chirattakonam (5 May 2001)
Jesus said to his disciples: “You have heard that it was said, You shall not commit adultery. But I say to you, everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Jesus made it clear to his disciples what matters is not just the action but the…… Continue reading Look
സ്നേഹത്തിൻ ഭയത്തിന് ഇടമില്ല; പൂർണ്ണമായ സ്നേഹം ഭയത്തെ ബഹിഷ്കരിക്കുന്നു. കാരണം ഭയം ശക്ഷയക്കുറിച്ചാണ്. ഭയപ്പെടുന്നവൻ സ്നേഹത്തിൽ പൂർണ്ണനായിട്ടില്ല. (1 യോഹ. 4:18) നമ്മുടെ ജീവിതത്തിലെ ബന്ധങ്ങൾ എന്തിൽ അധിഷ്ഠിതമാണ്?
What is that comes to our mind when we speak of lent? Often we see lent as a season to abstain from many things, consequently we consider it as a season which is least preferred… However, lent can become the most significant time in the life every Christian if we change our out look towards…… Continue reading Lent: moment to make and break Habits
What is prayer? It is an age old question that many sipitual gurus have tried explaining to us, after all what is prayer. Yet there is no one understanding of it. Fr PI Thomas during the mass explained prayer as ‘resting in God’ and I found it very meaningful this explanation. Even if we don’t…… Continue reading Prayer
Faith is like an ‘Open Wifi’ and the speciality is it is available always and everywhere. However, as the devices need to be connected to the wifi to access, we too need to connect to the faith to access it. The question is are you connected?
Its interesting to note that sufferings when accepted brings one closer to God. Putting it in other words when not accepted, suffering has no value of its own. Its take a person away from God and his fellow beings.
“Help me, O Lord, … that my eyes may be merciful, so that I will never be suspicious or judge by appearances, but always look for what is beautiful in my neighbours’ souls and be of help to them; … that my ears may be merciful, so that I will be attentive to my neighbours’…… Continue reading Divine Mercy Prayer
“Free yourself from all the offences you have committed and get a new heart and a new spirit. Why should you die, Israel? I do not want the death of anyone, word of Yahweh, but that you be converted and live!” (Ezk. 18: 31- 32)
Celebrating the Holy Thursday, washing of the feet has a outstanding role. It reminds us of the unconditional love of the Lord Jesus. Though a God, who was willing to wash the feet of his disciples. In the Jewish tradition washing of the feet was the work of a slave. Jesus, the Lord and Master chooses to…… Continue reading A Real Need but If It becomes Artificial!
I was with this question for last few days Why did Jesus fall for three time during his journey to Calvary? Is not Jesus the Son of God powerful enough to undertake these suffering, and carry the cross without any fall? (More personal: What is it that Jesus communicating through these acts to me?)
The Gospel today asks us two questions: Do we accept people who have a different views (often the right views) on things? Do we have a view of our own and do we ever dare to stand by it even when the whole world is against us for we know something that we stand for is…… Continue reading Being Prophets
In the gospel of today we see Jesus cleansing the temple, driving out all who were making the temple a market place. So to say Jesus was restoring the Divinity of the Temple and it was a need for him to be present there. Every day in our lives (or most often) we receive Blessed…… Continue reading My Body
Jesus said to them, “…Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a nation producing the fruits of it.” (Mt. 21: 43) Are we worthy to receive the kingdom of God amidst us? Or will Jesus looking at us will say, it (kingdom of God) will be…… Continue reading Are You Worthy of the Call?