17 October, Sunday — Jesus’ humanity

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Isa 53:10-11Heb 4:14-16Mk 10:35-45 For it is not as if we had a high priest who was incapable of feeling our weaknesses with us; but we have one who has been tempted in every way thatwe are, though he is without sin.  When I first read this passage, I found... Continue Reading →

13 October, Wednesday — Egos and Fears

Wednesday of Week 28 in Ordinary Time Rm 2:1-11Lk 11:42-46 ‘Master,’ he said ‘when you speak like this you insult us too.’ There are many reasons why we hesitate to acknowledge our shortcomings or mistakes. Some are afraid of the unfavorable repercussions such as losing friends, losing jobs, losing credentials, or losing face. When I... 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 →

3 October, Sunday – Marriage Vows

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Gen 2:18-24Heb 2:9-11Mk 10:2-16 What God has united, man must not divide From the very beginning, when He created Adam and Eve, God instituted and intended a union between a man and a woman, they are to become one in marriage. In fact, it is one of the seven Sacraments... Continue Reading →

26 September, Sunday — Jealousy

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Num 11:25-29Jas 5:1-6Mk 9:38-43,45,47-48 “Anyone who is not against us is for us.” There is a common theme in today’s First Reading and Gospel. In the First Reading, Moses was asked to stop two young men from prophesying when they were not the ‘chosen’ ones like the elders. In the Gospel,... Continue Reading →

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