Often the feeling that takes me over these days of lent can better expressed in the words of St. Paul. I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. (Rom. 7: 15) (NIV) Lord Help me find Meaning in what I…… Continue reading A feeling in Lent
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?
Isolation is its domination once shared it evaporates
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
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
“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…
Up Coming… LOVE IS NOT THE DESTINY of one’s life rather it is the JOURNEY OF LIFETIME. What counts in life is, not how much love you have in the beginning rather how intimate you become. Still, we love and we learn to love. <<Journey of Love>> is a venture to experience and share the…… Continue reading Journey of Love
Simon of Cyrene and Veronica are persons whom Jesus encounters during his last journey to Calvary. However, I feel they represent two attitudes in life. Simon as he was returning from the field was forced to help Jesus, though unwillingly he decides to do it. (How far we move out to help others in need and what motivates…… Continue reading Simon to Veronica