In this Sunday’s Gospel, two disciples encountered Jesus as he walked past them and they decided to follow Him. He invited them to “come and see” and they followed Him for the rest of the day. Andrew, one of the disciples then told his brother the next day that they had found the Messiah and … Continue reading Have you encountered the Lord?
Today we celebrate the feast of the Baptism of the Lord. The Gospel recounts how Jesus was baptised by his cousin, John the Baptist at the Jordan river. We often ask why does Jesus even need to be baptised? The homilist reminds us that John similarly asked Jesus why it shouldn't be the other way … Continue reading Baptism of the Lord
Today we celebrate the feast of the epiphany, and the Gospel recounts how Herod felt threatened by the birth of Jesus and wanted to get rid of Him. Wise men from the East came and told him how they were following a star to this new King and he secretly told them to report back … Continue reading Star men
Today is the feast of the Holy Family. The homilist reminds us that we are all placed in families and we even though we have difficulties and challenges in our day-to-day lives especially with regards to disagreements, selfishness and fights over money etc. We should strive for two virtues in our families - peace and … Continue reading Holy is your family
Today’s Gospel recounts the familiar narrative of the angel Gabriel announcement to Mary; ‘Mary, do not be afraid; you have won God’s favour. Listen! You are to conceive and bear a son, and you must name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High. The Lord God will … Continue reading Faithful obedience
This 3rd Sunday of Advent, the Gospel continues to tell us about John the Baptist. It opens with this description: "There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came for testimony, to bear witness to the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to bear witness … Continue reading John the Baptist
Week 2 of Advent and the Gospel tells us about John the Baptist. Isaiah prophesies “Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way; the voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight—” Gospel writer Mark confirms this with the text "John … Continue reading Who will you tell?
This Sunday marks the beginning of Advent - a time of waiting and watching, for the coming of Christ at Christmas. The Gospel is a stark reminder for us all. The homilist reminds us of the analogy that Jesus uses to explain - "It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves … Continue reading Stay awake and watch
Today we celebrate the solemnity of Christ the King and in the Gospel, Jesus tells us “When the Son of man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate them one from another as … Continue reading Who do you serve?
Today's Gospel reading Jesus tells us about the parable of a man who went on a journey and entrusted his property to his servants. To one, he entrusted five talents, to another, two talents and a third, one talent. Upon his return, the first two servants who had traded with their talents returned double what … Continue reading No risk, no returns