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?)
Unfaithfulness is not a result of a momentary action/decision rather it is the result of a continuous wrong choices. No one decides in fraction of second to be wrong or to do something wrong. It is always the result of constant thoughts and imagination. Every wrong actions is made right by justification in passing of…… Continue reading Unfaithfulness
I can do it, after all why can´t I improve upon my behaviour? It is very common that we take upon ourselves some personal practices during the season of lent to improve upon ourselves. Often these may be the same things (things that we do not like in ourselves, the bad habits) we are struggling with…… Continue reading Spiritual Pride
Today Holy Father explained why we need to Judge oneself (Click to Read) He exhorted that to Judge oneself is a Christian Virtue, for we are all sinners Just feel the same… often we are very harsh on judging the mistake of others but becomes very soft on ourselves. It is very difficult to work…… Continue reading Judge Yourself rather than Others
I really do not know will my God demanded a fast form me, to see me hungry!, hurting myself to please him! I don’t think he will ask me to do that. Then why does the Church encourage us to fast, abstain and mortify ourselves especially during lent? I feel, the question is very…… Continue reading Will Your GOD Demand a Fast?
Addresses Apostolic Penitentiary on the Sacrament of Reconciliation VATICAN CITY, March 28, 2014 (Zenit.org) – Addressing members of the Apostolic Penitentiary, Pope Francis offered a reflection on the Sacrament of Reconciliation, a ministry of reconciliation whose protagonist is the Holy Spirit. Those present were attending the ‘Course on the Internal Forum’, an annual meeting that…… Continue reading Pope Francis: Confession Is Not a Court of Condemnation
As we stepped into Lent 2014, with ashes on our forehead, the Mass readings of Ash-wednesday, especially the Gospel seemed to have a new message for me. Yes, Lent calls us to Fasting, Praying and Almsgiving. Jesus is certainly not playing down the age-old practice of asceticism. However, he draws our attention to the vanity…… Continue reading LENT is not a spiritual exhibition.
Is 58: 1-9 How do we fast? What for do we take up fast on ourselves? Do we ever think of the way or rather the way the Lord wants us to do things? How does the Lord expect us to fast? Isaiah, however makes it clear that we need to fast not merely from…… Continue reading Desire to know my ways, says the Lord
Lk. 9: 22-25 If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me… Jesus proposes a 3 steps to follow him closely, especially during this season of lent 1. Deny Yourself Looking into our lives we see that desires are the cause of every sin.…… Continue reading Program of Life
I thought some of these ideas of sacrifice during the season of lent would be nice and worth… Lent is about recommitting to prayer, fasting so as to make room for God and almsgiving to relearn self-giving love — and for many of us, the biggest obstacle to prayer is social media, the biggest time-waster…… Continue reading Beyond the Great Lenten Facebook Fast
Experiencing the Presence of God Experiencing the Power of the Word Experiencing Prayer as Renunciation of oneself
Let not your fasting be a mere punishment to the body rather a meaningful help to the sustenance of the poor and the needy.
“Return to me with your whole heart, with fasting and weeping and morning. Rend you hearts not your garments, and return to the Lord your God. For gracious and merciful is he, slow to anger, rich in kindness, and relenting in punishment.” (Jl. 2: 12-13) Reflection: Lord does not want you to rend your cloths, rather…… Continue reading With a broken heart I come before you o Lord
Jl 2: 12-18 Dear Lord in real repentance we come before you, we pray that you may change our ways of thinking and doing for the kingdom of heaven. Lord exhorts us to return to him from our ways of selfishness, with whole heart, with fasting, and weeping and mourning. However, Lord does not expect…… Continue reading Rend your Hearts, Not your Garments…