In this Sunday's Gospel, Jesus give His disciples a choice. “Do you also wish to go away?” Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life; and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.” Two years ago, I started this … Continue reading The Choice is Ours
Today we celebrate the feast of Mary's Assumption into heaven. The gospel tells us of how she rushed to her cousin Elizabeth's side to aide her in her pregnancy even though she herself was pregnant with the Lord. The homilist reminds us that she is the only one to be given the honour of having … Continue reading Thy Will Be Done
In this Sunday's Gospel, Jesus says "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that a man may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread … Continue reading Take and eat
This Sunday's Gospel shows us that Jesus is the bread of life. He says “I am the bread of life; he who comes to me shall not hunger, and he who believes in me shall never thirst." So what is this bread? In the Old Testament when Moses brought the Israelites out of Egypt from … Continue reading Bread of life
This Sunday's Gospel is a well known one where Jesus multiplies the 5 loaves and 2 fishes for about five thousand people to eat. The homilist reminds us that whenever Jesus unveils a miracle, it is for a deeper meaning than what you see on the surface. Jesus not a social worker. He wasn't there … Continue reading Transformation
This Sunday's Gospel is a short and sharp one. After sending His Apostles out to the region for some time, they returned to Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a lonely place, and rest a while.” For many were coming and … Continue reading Take a break!
Today's Gospel reading tells us of Jesus empowering His disciples to go out into the world and He says, “Where you enter a house, stay there until you leave the place. And if any place will not receive you and they refuse to hear you, when you leave, shake off the dust that is on your … Continue reading Empowerment
In this Sunday's Gospel, Jesus returns to his hometown of Nazareth. There the people rejected Him by saying "Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon, and are not his sisters here with us?” Similarly for ourselves, have you encountered such opposition when you try … Continue reading Homecoming
In this Sunday's Gospel, we read of the familiar story of how the ruler of the synagogue came to ask Jesus for help because his daughter was very ill. He said “My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well, and … Continue reading Have faith and be healed
This Sunday's Gospel tells us of the time Jesus calms the storm as He and the disciples were crossing the sea after preaching to the masses. "And a great storm of wind arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. But he was in the stern, asleep on the … Continue reading Do you not care?