24 January, Monday — The Anointed One

24 Jan – Memorial for St. Francis de Sales, bishop and doctor of the Church St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622) was born in a castle to a well-placed family. His parents intended him to become a lawyer, enter politics, and carry on the family line and power. He studied at La Roche, Annecy, Clermont College in... Continue Reading →

21 October, Thursday – On Fire

Thursday of Week 29 in Ordinary Time Rm 6:19-23Lk 12:49-53 I have come to set the earth on fire I have spent a lot of time recently thinking about my purpose in life. I have thought about it before, as a restless 20-something, fresh out of university, wondering what I should do in a world... Continue Reading →

12 October, Tuesday – Wisdom

Tuesday of Week 28 in Ordinary Time Rm 1:16-25Lk 11:37-41 The more they called themselves philosophers, the more stupid they grew... I’d like to touch on a very real trait that is well-known in Singapore society -- ‘kiasu-ism’. The Hokkien term ‘kiasu’ denotes someone who is afraid to lose and would literally do anything to... Continue Reading →

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