Dear People of God,
We continue to reflect upon the meaning of Christian discipleship in the context of the Kingdom of God in this 26th Ordinary Sunday. The dominant theme of today's Scripture Readings is to lead a virtuous life by being obedient to the will of God.
In today’s First Reading, Prophet Ezekiel exhorts the people of Israel to renounce their wicked ways and to embrace the life-giving grace of God. Conversion is a vital option and a personal challenge. There is only one way to life - by living a virtuous life here and now. God does not want the death of a sinner, but that he may live.READ MORE
Dear Brothers and Sisters of Christ,
What if I wish to give this last one the same as you? Or am I not free to do as I wish with my own money? Are you envious because I am generous?’ Thus, the last will be first, and the first will be last.” (Mt 20:16)
As Christians with feelings and emotions, we always want to be just and sincere in our dealings with others especially with those whom we serve and those who serve us in different ways. We may feel that in today’s parable, Jesus was an unjust man, who had no compassion towards the ones who worked the whole day. No, our God is God and has his own ways and His own thoughts. God loves us eternally and is always willing to forgive us and to show us mercy.READ MORE
I wish you all a bilateral Labor Day (7th Sept), Feast of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (8th Sept) and the Most Holy Name of Mary (12th Sept). I prayed for you all specially during these days.
Last Sunday, the liturgy of the word of God reminded us of the importance of reconciliation through fraternal dialogue and mutual love. In this 24th Sunday, it invites us to reflect on forgiveness. It is a very important element of reconciliation. It is the central message of today’s first and gospel readings.READ MORE
Dear People Of God,
In this twenty third Sunday of ordinary time, the liturgy of word of God reminds us of our responsibility towards one another. Most importantly, it reminds us that dialogue and mutual love is the best method of to promote reconciliation.
In the first reading, God reminds us through Prophet Ezekiel, that we have a responsibility towards one another. This is especially, with regards to counseling and warning others of the consequences of their actions in order to save them. It takes love to warn, counsel or advice someone. So, we are to do this with love. It is our duty to speak out, counsel, and even warn our brothers and sisters, children, friends and relatives when they are missing their path.READ MORE