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?
A real challenge to every Christian; more for those in power to teach and guide specially Bishop, Priests and Religious What would Jesus tell about us (Bishop, Priests and Religious) so called teachers of today!!!
Lk. 13: 10-17 Listening to today’s Gospel (Lk. 13: 10-17) I feel Christianity is a religion of relationship rather than a religion of laws and regulation. Jesus condemns the leaders who come to judge his act of healing the woman who had a spirit of informality for eight years. It is not the laws that define…… Continue reading Christianity: A Religion of Relationship
I Cor. 4:1-5 It is the Lord who judges me and only Lord can judge me. How meaningless then would to lead a life that is judged by human beings. Most often we ourselves find it difficult to analyze the intentions of the head when actions are done with heart. Then how can other people…… Continue reading Who can Judge…
1 Cor. 2: 10b-16 St. Paul in his letter to the Corinthians says the unspiritual man does not receive the gifts of the Spirit of God. Then who can receive the spirit of God, it is the spiritual man who can receive the spirit of God. How do we know one is spiritual man, I…… Continue reading The unspiritual Man
Lk. 4: 16-30 Given the circumstances Jesus never bothered about what is going to happen rather he always was focused in fulfilling his vocation; to proclaim the kingdom of God. Being in the side of truth is the biggest challenge of the time. Can you tell the King you are naked? Can you tell your…… Continue reading Proclaiming the Truth
If I say “I will not mention him, or speak any more in his name,” there is in my heart as it were a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I am weary with holding it in and I cannot. (Jer. 20: 9) It is very true being different, the messenger of God,…… Continue reading Burning Fire
Mt. 14: 22-33 He (Jesus) said, “Come”. To the horrified disciples Jesus says do not worry it is me. Hearing that Peter says then Lord let me come to you. The master says, “come”. Trusting in the Lord he walks courageously on the troubled see for he sees only the master and hears only his…… Continue reading Deep Faith
Mt. 17: 14-20 The well of providence is deep but we often approach it with a small bucket. People flock when they hear of some special grace and blessings. There are even people who are ready to buy god’s blessings with money. One age old incident goes like this; once up on a time in…… Continue reading The well of providence is deep
What do you value as greatest in your life? The attachment to the possessions can take us away from people and God, making us selfish. The life lived for the self-glory and fame is not worth, the life is made good only by the good that we can achieve during the life time.
1 Jn 4: 7-16 Let us love another; for love is of God, and he who love is born of God and knows God. Can you love one another as brothers even when other hurts you. It is in loving another we see God and not through the great sacrifices that you make.
Mt. 13: 31-35 “The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed which a man took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all seeds but when grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in…… Continue reading Kingdom of Heaven
Mt. 13: 24-30 Let them just grow together until harvest (Mt 13:30) It is evident in community living, where good and evil, Gospel and sin, constantly get mixed up. Settling this situation as the servant suggests would seem the logical approach: «Do you want us to go and pull up the weeds?’» (Mt…… Continue reading Grow together until Harvest