Thursday, March 30, 2017

Be a devout dissolver of doubt

There is power in personal faith.
Faith matters in church, in business, in politics & every area of life..
Gain a reputation, as Daniel, to catapult you into the lives of people who never noticed you before, by making interpretations & dissolving doubts.
You must develop the ability to manage & deal with people on different levels to fulfill your highest potential as a faith fuelled Child of GOD!

"This man Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar, has exceptional ability & is filled with divine knowledge & understanding. He can interpret dreams, explain riddles, & solve difficult problems"(Daniel‬ ‭5:12)

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Open Our Minds to the Scriptures

The readings of the 3rd Sunday of Easter (Year B) reflect on the fulfillment of what was written about the Christ in the Law of Moses, by the prophets and the psalms. All these scriptures find their meaning and fulfillment in the Paschal Mystery of Jesus Christ – the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

We should pray to God for his graces to open our minds to understand the scriptures, so that we can truly celebrate the Liturgy of the Word at the celebrations of the Eucharist as well as in every moment of our lives.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe

Jesus appeared to the Apostles, who were behind closed doors in fear of the Jews. Jesus granted the Apostles peace and breathed on them so that they may receive the Holy Spirit. The Apostles present there were joyed by his presence. However,  St. Thomas who was not present at that time refused to believe that Lord Jesus had risen from the dead. When Jesus appears again to the Apostles and shows his wounds, St. Thomas proclaims his faith by crying out "My Lord, My God!". Then Jesus says to him "You believe because you can see me. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe".

How many times have we too refused to believe in the Lord, when we are faced with trouble. We lose hope and we look down in to the hole of problems. We wait for a sign or a miracle to happen. However, we miss the sign because we are looking down in to the problems.
We need to look up for the solutions. Look up with hope and keep faith in the Lord, even when there are no visible signs. Blessed will be us, for believing though we have not seen.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Reflection - 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time (8/2/2015)

It is important that we have total dedication to the Lord in our day to day lives.
We may go through great suffering like Prophet Job - He was tried and tested by the Satan because of his commitment and obedience to God. And, we may go unrewarded for our hard work, like St. Paul went unrewarded.
If we are dedicated to the Lord through prayer, he will harness us spiritually to discern which path to take and be our master and our way.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Reflection - 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (19/10/2014)

God is one and there is no other. Therefore, we must give to God, what is God's.

In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus says to return to Ceaser what is Ceaser's, and to God what is God's. The Denarius had Ceaser's image, hence it had to be returned to Ceaser. However, as humans, we are imprinted in the image of God. Hence, we must give ourselves to God by working out God's plans and mission in this world.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Reflection - 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (28/9/2014)

The scriptures of this Sunday tell us that we are valued and judged by what we actually do rather than what we say we will do.
Through the parable of the two sons, we are taught that deeds are what matter and not just the words.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Reflection - 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (7/9/2014)

The scriptures of the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time tell us that we should act out of love for others. Our love for others would not let us bring harm to them. However, not harming them alone is not enough. We should also correct our brothers and sisters who have done wrong.

We may not tell our neighbor that they have done wrong in fear of conflict and thinking that we may not be accepted by others for trying to correct them. But, we are called to stand for what we believe in and should help others see the path of right.