Today's Gospel recounts the time John the Baptist asked his disciples to ask Jesus, “Are you he who is to come, or shall we look for another?” I've always toyed with the idea that even if Jesus came into the world today and did the miracles he did and said the things he said, we … Continue reading Are you He?
"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
I had the privilege to hear a little history lesson on the Cathedral at a Landings session and we learnt that for a Church to be elevated to "Cathedral" status, it literally needs to contain a physical chair which is the Bishop's seat, and no one else can take that seat. This is reminiscent of … Continue reading Take a seat
Today the nation celebrates 54 years of independence and also a bi-centennial of the founding. Wonder what the next 50 years will be like here. Climate change threatens to create more weather chaos. Inequality may push our next generation to the brink. O well, all we can do is to pursue our own personal best … Continue reading Happy 54 Singapore!
Its been an amazing journey for a ministry that got set up because someone from Singapore (Tony) picked up a brochure from a church in the U.S. and decided to see if it can be brought here. Only with God's grace can such a venture succeed. Today we celebrated a thanksgiving mass at St. Anthony's … Continue reading Landings is 10!
Friday's Returned event was a good reminder of how we all struggle. Our faith is always tested. Some for longer periods, some shorter. But truly amazing to see the 3 testifiers come out of it stronger and being able to glorify God by their life and stories. This week's homilist at mass spoke of how … Continue reading Keep on keeping on…