7 September, Tuesday — Logical Faith

Tuesday of Week 23 in Ordinary Time Col 2:6-15Lk 6:12-19                                                                                               “Make sure that no one traps you and deprives you of your freedom by some second-hand, empty, rational philosophy based on the principles of this world instead of on Christ.” Some time ago, I was watching a Youtube video about how it was irrational to... Continue Reading →

6 September, Monday — Making Uncomfortable Choices

Monday of Week 23 in Ordinary Time Col 1:24-2:3Lk 6:6-11                                                                                               “...is it against the law on the sabbath to do good, or to do evil; to save life, or to destroy it?” Working in a bank as a relationship manager, I was required to sell investment products such as unit trusts, which are invested in... Continue Reading →

5 September, Sunday — The Truly Important

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Isa 35:4-7Jas 2:1-5Mk 7:31-37                                                                                                   “... your God is coming, vengeance is coming...” I have recently been watching a particular channel on Youtube, which features 'morality' stories. Essentially, the basic premise of the videos is this -- the initial part showcases some prejudice or some erroneous viewpoint. As the story unfolds,... Continue Reading →

22 August, Sunday – True Love

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Jos 24:1-2,15-18Eph 5:25-32Jn 6:60-69 …Christ loved the Church and sacrificed himself for her… I remember speaking with a colleague years ago about marriage and we were discussing about the challenges that married couples go through. I cannot remember much of this conversation, but I do remember how it ended. “If it... Continue Reading →

9 August, Monday — Life Beyond Earth

Aug 9 – Memorial for St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein), martyr After witnessing the strength of faith of Catholic friends, Teresa (1891-1942), originally a Jew, became interested in Catholicism and studied a catechism on her own, and she eventually ended up ‘reading herself into’ the Faith. She became a Carmelite nun, teaching... Continue Reading →

21 June, Monday — Listening to the inner voice

Jun 21 – Memorial for St. Aloysius Gonzaga, religious St. Aloysius (1568-1591) was an Italian noble who grew up in a castle as the son of a compulsive gambler. He suffered from kidney disease, but considered it a blessing as it left him bed-ridden with time for prayer. While still a boy himself, he taught catechism to poor boys. At age... Continue Reading →

20 June, Sunday — Active and Passive Faith

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time Job 38:1,8-11 2 Cor 5:14-17Mk 4:35-41                                                                                                    “Why are you so frightened?” I am intrigued by the sport of American football. I remember the first time I learned about it, when my friend, Joe, explained the rules. The game is divided into two portions -- offence, and defence. When one is... Continue Reading →

5 May, Wednesday – My Heavenly Vinedresser

Wednesday of the 5th Week of Eastertide Acts 15:1-6Jn 15:1-8 “Every branch in me that bears no fruit he cuts away” It is strange how an experience can totally change how one perceives and understands the world around him. In today’s Gospel, our Lord Jesus talks about how His Father, the vinedresser, cuts away every... Continue Reading →

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