19 May, Wednesday — Who We Are

Wednesday of the 7th Week of Eastertide Acts 20:28-38 Jn 17:11-19 “...keep those you have given me true to your name.”. One of my favourite P&W songs opens with the line -- “Who am I that the highest King would welcome me...” (It’s actually playing now as I write this). In my 20s and 30s,... Continue Reading →

17 May, Monday — He came in peace

Monday of the 7th Week of Eastertide Acts 19:1-8Jn 16:29-33  ….in the world you will have troubles….   Never doubt that the devil will stop at nothing to destroy you and me -- because Jesus will stop at nothing to save you and me. When I was going through a particularly difficult time in my... Continue Reading →

16 May, Sunday — Trust

7th Sunday of Eastertide Acts 1:15-17,20-261 Jn 4:11-16Jn 17:11-19  …..they belong to the world no more than I belong to the world…. The Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord is the moment that Christ rises to Heaven and entrusts his disciples and all believers to carry on His mission. He is trusting His mission to... Continue Reading →

15 May, Saturday — Ask Jesus!

Saturday of the 6th Week of Eastertide Acts 18:23-28Jn 16:23-28 "Until now you have not asked anything in my name.  Ask and you will receive, and so your joy will be complete." As a cradle Catholic, I know the drill. I make the sign of the Cross and intone, “In the name of the Father,... Continue Reading →

11 May, Tuesday – “I Am Here”

Tuesday of the 6th Week of Eastertide Acts 16:22-34Jn 16:5-11 But Paul shouted...“Don’t do yourself any harm; We are all here!”             We have been in lockdown mode for more than a year now, with no end in sight. Just when we thought things were slowly returning to normal, we read about countries like India,... Continue Reading →

10 May, Monday – Graces

Monday of the 6th Week of Eastertide Acts 16:11-15Jn 15:26-16:4 Come and stay with us. I have been told that one of my charisms is hospitality, and that I am quite generous. I never think of it as anything noble. I just share what I have, nothing so extraordinary. Recently though, I feel that this... Continue Reading →

8 May, Saturday – We Are All Chosen

Saturday of the 5th Week of Eastertide Acts 16:1-10Jn 15:18-21 “...my choice withdrew you from the world” Throughout my decade-long career in education and now during postgraduate studies, I have always spent a fair amount of effort charting my own path. If I set my sights on an endeavour, I will explore and assess all... Continue Reading →

7 May, Friday – His Greatest Commandment

Friday of the 5th Week of Eastertide Acts 15:22-31Jn 15:12-17 “What I command you is to love one another.” While this is a familiar scripture passage which I have come across countless times, what struck me as I reflected upon today’s gospel is verse 16 “You did not choose me, but I chose you …” Prior... Continue Reading →

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