This week's Gospel contains the central message of Jesus asking us to pick up our cross to follow Him. He says “If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my … Continue reading Take up your cross
Jesus says in today's Gospel “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jona! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys … Continue reading Keys to heaven
Today's Gospel is one that causes a lot of us to scratch our heads. We read it and then the first thing that pops up in our minds is "Why is Jesus being mean to this woman?" as he answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” But the … Continue reading Who let the dogs out?
This week's Gospel invites us to trust in Jesus in the storms of our lives. It is a familiar account of a miracle which interestingly is the only miracle without beneficiaries. In other miracles there are resurrections, feeding of the hungry or usually healing of sorts for someone's salvation or benefit, but this one seems … Continue reading Storms of our lives
This week's Gospel recounts the popular multiplication of 5 loaves and 2 fishes. Most of us have heard of the this popular teaching where we should just offer up whatever we have in the service and glory of God and leave the rest to him. He will do wonders with whatever we have. But today's … Continue reading Use it all
In this Sunday's Gospel , Jesus tells us about treasures: “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of … Continue reading Your treasure
As usual, its been awhile since I last updated about what's happening in my life. Ever since we got hit with Covid-19, I've been working from home (WFH) for the past four months already. But strangely enough, even though most folks around me have found more time on their hands and are going on Netflix … Continue reading What’s going on?
In this Sunday's Gospel, Jesus tells us about the parable of the seeds and he explains at the end that "He who sows the good seed is the Son of man; the field is the world, and the good seed means the sons of the kingdom; the weeds are the sons of the evil one, and the … Continue reading The good, the bad and the ugly
In this Sunday's Gospel, Jesus tells us the parable of the sower. He summarises the learnings to his disciples saying "When any one hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what is sown in his heart; this is what was sown along the path. As … Continue reading Parable of the sower