Be Rooted in the Faith

Faith is a gift which begins often in the most insignificant way. Most of us received our Christian faith from our parents/guardians. We grow up bearing the Christian identity as part of our lives, just as we often grow with the language we are born into. But at a stage in life, we come to…

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For Faith Sake, Listen

When Jesus rebuked his disciples for their inability to heal the little child, he emphasized that their lack of faith makes it impossible for them to succeed in that act of healing. This is because he has been with them enough for them to learn from him if they had listened to him. The act…

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The Ripples that Come Back

Jesus commissioned his twelve disciples and sent them to go find the lost sheep of Israel. He did this to demonstrate that as the good shepherd, no lost sheep should be left behind. But why did he refer to the Israelites as lost sheep? Jesus used these words because, as the people of God, the…

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The Power of Recognition

A woman came to see me during my first parish assignment. It was just a few months after my priestly ordination. She wanted me to sign the marriage bans for her daughter’s wedding, so I gave her an appointment. On the day of the appointment, a few minutes before the appointed time, she came to…

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Treasure in Trash—Order in Disorder

When you stay a long time without cleaning up a room, everything in it begins to look like a trash. It becomes messy because nothing is in order, everything is out of place. And you know one thing? It is so easy to mess up a room, it takes little or no effort. But it…

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Everyone is Looking for You

When we speak of a brand, we don’t just mean a favourite product with a popular tag, we also imply that such a trademark serves and satisfies our needs. It is not only useful, it is also important to us and we are proud to relate to it in a special way. Often we go…

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Real Love Acts

Two friends offered a lift to a young lady while driving to their home city. On their way, they talked about the city, their professions, their hopes and aspirations. The one driving the car was so entertained by the depth of the lady’s ideas, but her physical beauty attracted his friend more. On arrival, they…

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The Power of Compassion: How to Win by Winning Over

December 7 is the memorial of St. Ambrose, the great Bishop of Milan who was influential in combatting heresies, mediating conflicts and converting people like St. Augustine to the faith. On this day, America commemorates the tragic 1941 attack on the Pearl Harbour, the surprise military strike on the US naval base by the Japanese,…

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Revive that Concern

[Readings: Phil 3:3-8; Lk 15:1-10] I have watched many videos of inspirational content creators that show how poor beggars are frequently rejected or neglected by rich people but eventually receive help from homeless poor fellow. These videos seem to demonstrate how much out of touch and unconcerned many normal people are when they experience people…

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