Today's Gospel speaks of John the Baptist, who is asked to announce the coming of a Jesus. He says to the Pharisees and Sadducees "bear fruits that befits repentance". This line struck a chord with me. As we start to prepare for the coming of the Lord in Christmas, we sometimes start to think about … Continue reading Are you fruitful?
This Sunday's Gospel reminds us very strongly that we neither know the time of day or hour when your time runs out. I'm also reminded very eerily about a famous Taiwanese/Canadian actor who just collapsed while filming this past week and died of cardiac arrest. He was filming a Chinese production called "Chase Me" and … Continue reading Which one are you?
"Jesus, remember me, when you come into your kingdom" - This line was spawned by this week's Gospel events. I remember this catchy line which was turned into a meditation piece. The first time I heard it, I was confused about the context until I read the text and remembered its the words of the … Continue reading Remember me
This Sunday's Gospel speaks of testifying in apocalyptical times. Wars, earthquakes, famines and pestilence. Yet all these struggles of humanity have been happening since time immemorial. Christianity was born through a great struggle and persecution of the early fathers. They testified and the faith lived on. The atrocities continue to this day and age. Wars, … Continue reading Testify
This Sunday's Gospel tells us about the resurrection and about our rebirth into the new spiritual life when we leave this world. The answers were given because the Sadducees were questioning Jesus. Some of their beliefs were: There is no fate.God does not commit evil.Man has free will; "man has the free choice of good … Continue reading Second Life
In this Sunday's Gospel, Jesus again uses a "sinner" like Zachaeus to tell us that he has come to save everyone in this world. Including those we deem are living a lifestyle that is wrong. In the first place, its not for us to judge others. Zachaeus was a chief tax collector and he was … Continue reading Open house
This Sunday's Gospel is about humility and how we are to be humble especially in front of God. The Pharisees were known to obey the law of the time to the latter and even more, for example they fasted twice a week whilst the requirement was only once a year. But obeying the law is … Continue reading Humility and love