Remain calm in difficulties and disappointments

As people of faith, how do we handle disappointments and difficulties regarding our career paths or pet projects? Do we feel devastated, and lose hope? Do we pick quarrels with God for the failures and for not intervening to save the situation? Many times, many of us are negatively affected when faced with serious disappointments.…

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It is a common saying that we cannot choose our relatives, but we can choose our friends. Friends are very important in life. The friends we choose may influence our life choices in some ways. If we are less self-aware, they may even dictate the way we structure our lives. Friendship can be very supportive…

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Family expresses the love and relationship shared by husband and wife, and their children (if they are blessed with children). It is a love that is rich in patience, forgiveness, care and concern for one another. These characteristics also exist when we refer to the Church as the family of God.  The Church as family…

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Where do we draw strength for our daily life? Before we embark on a journey, we ensure that our car has the required fuel and oil to drive. So it is with the management of our day. During the day, we have set times when we nourish our bodies, exercise and rest, so as to…

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“Here is a light you will reveal to the nations” (LK. 2, 32) Merry Christmas! At Christmas, we celebrate the coming of Christ in the human family. Christmas thus highlights the important role of the family in the saving mission of Christ. We hear in today’s Gospel about the joyful presentation of Jesus in the…

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Look Up and See Beyond the Stumbling Blocks

Our perception is very powerful and can change our lives. To a great extent, it can determine our actions and reactions, as well as the value we give to a particular person, thing or event. It can increase or decrease our interest in a cause. However, our perception can be beclouded by our assumptions, preventing…

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