In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus teaches us how to pray the “Our Father”. It has truly deep theological ramifications if you think about it - He is literally saying God is your Father. Not like hinting or giving a euphemism or metaphor about how God is like our divine parent etc It is clear as … Continue reading Our father
Gospel reflection : John 16 : 12-15 When I think of Trinity Sunday, I’m reminded of these lyrics: “No way can we understand the meaning of his plan Because God is to big What box could we ever build that could hold His will? Because God is too big, Yeah!” Some say the most puzzling, … Continue reading God is too big, yeah!
Gospel reflection Luke 6 : 27-38 Max was a colleague-turned friend over the years. He was friendly and was generous, always buying a round of drinks to colleagues after work. To the point that some of us were concerned about his spending habits. Then he fell in love with a girl from a strange country … Continue reading Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me.
Thanks to the wonderful Ascension Press team (and definitely aided by the Holy Spirit!) that put together the Bible in a Year podcast with Fr. Mike Schmitz this year, I’ve finally finished reading through the whole Bible for the first time in my life! As with most folks, at some point in our lives we … Continue reading Bible in a Year – 2021
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!