In today's Gospel, Jesus calls his disciples. They were ordinary folks like fishermen. He asks them to drop their nets and follow Him. "Follow me and I will make you fishers of men". We all know this story, we have read it so many times. But it is poignant, and each time we read it, … Continue reading Drop your nets
So when the New Year approached, I wore a holter monitor - essentially a portable ECG device for about 7 days. The doc was trying to see what drives my racing heart in the previous incidents in December. It was a little uncomfortable but at least it wasn't an invasive procedure. I finally got the … Continue reading And the beat goes on…
This Sunday's Gospel tells us of how John the Baptist points to Jesus as "the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world". Do we as Christ followers, similarly, point our family and friends towards Him? It is not an easy task but our challenge is to reflect Jesus by the lives … Continue reading Laser pointer
In this week's Gospel, we remember the baptism of Jesus. Though he was without sin, he needed to get baptised so that he can be revealed as the Christ. He is the Anointed one. After his baptism, he began his ministry to spread the word about the good news and to tell us of God's … Continue reading Anointed
An Epiphany is an aha moment - a time of manifestation. This week's Gospel tells us of how the wise men from the East came to pay homage to the infant King. The homilist says that what is not widely known, is that, these men dropped everything when they followed the wondrous star. They were … Continue reading Aha!
It's the last day of 2019 and what a decade it has been. Too many things have happened. Blessings as well as tests of faith. As I await the coming year, I'm all wired up with a portable ECG monitor. The recovery from the stent in August hasn't been that great. And what's alarming was … Continue reading Heartbeats
This weekend we celebrate the feast of the Holy Family. The Gospel this week is short, but it reminds us that though God chose Joseph and Mary to be Jesus' family, they didn't get the red carpet treatment through life. When Jesus was born, he had to make his grand entrance in a manger. Can … Continue reading Holy Family