In today's Gospel, Jesus takes pity on a man with leprosy and cures him telling him to "be clean". And immediately the leprosy left him. The homilist says there is a sacramental similarity with the sacrament of confession here. Jesus stretches out His hand and says the divine words “Be clean”. And, just like God’s … Continue reading Be clean
In this Sunday's Gospel, we have Jesus staying a night at Simon's house. He healed his mother-in-law who had a fever, and they brought more people to Him for healing that night. "And in the morning, a great while before day, he rose and went out to a lonely place, and there he prayed. And Simon … Continue reading Should I stay or should I go?
In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus went to Capernaum and he encountered a man who was possess at the synagogue. He freed the man by telling the spirit to”Be quiet! Come out of him!” And the unclean spirit threw the man into convulsions and left with a loud cry. It is interesting to note that the … Continue reading Authority
In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus begins his ministry after John is arrested. He proclaimed “The time has come and the kingdom of God is close at hand. Repent, and believe the Good News.” As he walks along the Sea of Galilee, he summons Simon and Andrew and says “Follow me and I will make you … Continue reading Fishers of men
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