This Sunday's gospel is a straight forward message. Pray ceaselessly and be persistent. The analogy used is an unjust judge who eventually gives in to widow's demand for justice so that she does not bother him anymore. What more would God do for his children? Well the way I see it, whenever we're in need, … Continue reading Don’t give up
This week's Gospel is a simple reminder to us to be thankful for all that we have been blessed with. Do we identify with the 9 lepers that did not return to thank Jesus or do we identify with the one that did? Myself, after going through the whole experience of having a heart issue … Continue reading Thank you
This week's Gospel talks about faith. He says that all we needed was a tiny speck of faith and we can do incredible things like move a sycamine tree to be planted in the sea. It also talks about however hard we think we've worked in God's vineyard, we are just duty bound. Even if … Continue reading Move any mountain
This Sunday's Gospel seems pretty harsh to those who are rich. But if you dig into it, its not really about being rich that will send you to hell. Its the indifference to those around you that is damning. What I learnt as the homilist broke this sermon down academically was several intriguing pieces: Firstly, … Continue reading What’s your name?
The lyrics to Metallica's Master of Puppets kept going on in my head after I read this week's Gospel. Its tough message this week. A very simple one but tough. I think many of us are to some degree infatuated with making money. Whether it's to bring us to a better life, give us more … Continue reading Obey your Master
This week's Gospel is like a Trilogy. 3 parables about things that have been lost, and eventually found. The lost sheep - where the shepherd leaves the 99 to go look for that lost one. The lost coin - where the lady turns the house inside out to find it. And the lost son, - … Continue reading Lost
There's a few passages in the bible that Jesus asks us to hate, especially people, which I found odd. Today's gospel again shows this up as he says "If any man comes to me without hating his father, mother, wife, children, brothers, sisters, yes and his own life too, he cannot be my disciple. Anyone … Continue reading Hate?