3 July, Sunday — Rejoice In Christ Through Your Sufferings!

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time Is 66:10-14Gal 6:14-18Lk 10:1-12,17-20 The only thing I can boast about is the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ… As a person with physical disabilities, I often experience pains, aches and uncontrollable movements in my body that can make it difficult for me to move. And I get frustrated because... Continue Reading →

26 June, Sunday — Total Surrender

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time 1 Kgs 19:16,19 - 21Gal 5:2,13-18Lk 9:51-62 Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery. I was meeting with a few friends last week and we were reflecting on how fast time flies. I noticed a sense of regret creeping into their conversations and the... Continue Reading →

20 June, Monday — Do not judge

Monday of Week 12 in Ordinary Time 2 Kgs 17:5-8,13-15,18Mt 7:1-5 “Take the log out of your own eye first, and then you will see clearly enough to take the splinter out of your brother’s eye.” This is a passage that many of us usually struggle with. Even as I was praying with the scriptures,... Continue Reading →

18 June, Saturday — Wilting Lilies

Saturday of Week 11 in Ordinary Time 2 Chr 24:17-25Mt 6:24-34 "Think of the flowers growing in the fields; they have never to work or spin." When my second child was born 5 years ago, I contemplated quitting my job to become a stay at home parent. While my husband was supportive, I personally had reservations,... Continue Reading →

17 June, Friday — Listen to your heart

Friday of Week 11 in Ordinary Time 2 Kgs 11:1-4,9-18,20Mt 6:19-23 "For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." In today's gospel, Jesus, in his sermon on the Mount, warns us against becoming too caught up in earthly things that we forget about the heavenly treasures that await us. Indeed, the things mentioned... Continue Reading →

14 June, Tuesday – Achieving Perfection

Tuesday of Week 11 in Ordinary Time 1 Kgs 21:17-29Mt 5:43-48 Therefore be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect. At first glance, it is mind-boggling that St Matthew would exhort for us to be just as perfect as our heavenly Father. Surely this can’t be possible. For there is no mortal being that... Continue Reading →

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