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
Have faith and be healed
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
Do you not care?
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?
In this Sunday's Gospel, there is the familiar parable of the mustard seed. "It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large branches, … Continue reading Big trees
Body of Christ
This week we celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi, the Body and Blood of Christ - which leads us to the sacrament of the Eucharist which for us is a true sacrifice, the source and summit of the Christian life. In the Gospel reading, we read how Jesus says at the passover meal “Take; this … Continue reading Body of Christ
This weekend we started a Great Adventure! My wife had gotten an inspiration to bring in the Great Adventure Catholic Bible to Singapore. This bible was popularised by a podcast which has taken the world by storm. This is the Bible in a Year podcast by Father Mike Schmitz. Last I read, they were getting … Continue reading Great adventure
Today we celebrate Trinity Sunday. In the Gospel, “Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe … Continue reading Holy Trinity
Happy Birthday Church!
Today we celebrate Pentecost. It is also commonly known as the birthday of the Church as we are all sent to proclaim the Good News from hereon. In the Gospel, Jesus appears to his disciples after His death and says "“Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you.” And … Continue reading Happy Birthday Church!