2 Jn 4-9Lk 17:26-37 "Anyone who tries to preserve his life will lose it; and anyone who loses it will keep it safe." It has been a tough time recently, as I hear of many friends going through struggles with their health. It has been quite a challenge to hear them go through the various... Continue Reading →
11 September, Sunday — The lost, the least, the last
24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Exo 32:7-11,13-141 Tim 1:12-17Lk 15:1-32 I have found my lost sheep At the lift landing in front of the Adoration Room at the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd in Singapore, hangs a painting. The scene is that of today’s Gospel on the Prodigal Son. Do spend a moment to look... 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 →
5 June, Sunday — Listen to the Promptings of the Holy Spirit Speaking in Your Heart!
Pentecost Sunday The Christian holiday of Pentecost is a moveable feast, which is celebrated on the 50th day (the seventh Sunday) from Easter Sunday. It commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ while they were in Jerusalem celebrating the Feast of Weeks, as described in the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 2:1–31). The holiday is also called ‘White Sunday’ or... Continue Reading →
25 May, Wednesday — Can We Handle the Truth?
May 25 – Memorial for St. Bede the Venerable, Priest and Worker; Memorial for St. Gregory VII, Pope; Memorial for St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, Virgin St. Bede (672-735) was born around the time England was finally, completely Christianized. He was raised from age seven in the abbey of Sts. Peter and Paul at Wearmouth-Jarrow, and lived... Continue Reading →
4 April, Monday — We Are Not Alone
Monday of the 5th Week of Lent Dan 13:1-9,15-17,19-30,33-62Jn 8:12-20 “I am the light of the world; anyone who follows me will not be walking in the dark; he will have the light of life.” Psalm 23: The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.Fresh and green are the pastures where he gives... Continue Reading →
29 December, Wednesday – The Spirit of Giving
Dec 29 – Memorial for St. Thomas Becket, bishop, martyr St. Thomas (1118-1170) was of Norman ancestry. He was educated at Merton Priory, Paris, Bologna, and Auxerre. He was a civil and canon lawyer, a soldier and officer. He was archdeacon of Canterbury, and was a Friend of King Henry II, as well as Chancellor of... 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 →