Personal Relationships

Not my kinda God!!!

I remember that dreadful evening, many years ago, when the girl I was madly in love with called me saying, “We need to talk.” That phrase was enough to send a chill down my spine and to scare me for something terrible to come. I met her the next day and my worst fears came true. She called me to break up with me because I was not the kind of boyfriend she wanted. I was clearly not living up to the expectation she had set for me. I remember that phase of my life when my mobile had a break up playlist and crying came to me as easy as breathing. I could see her face everywhere, from advertising hoardings, to being able to see her face on my chapatti. I was completely shattered because I had not expected her to break up with me. Continue reading

Personal Relationships

Heartfelt Reflection

The heart, known as one of the most important parts of the human body unceasingly pumps life giving blood to every part of our being. Every vein brings with it impure blood straight to the heart and every artery that springs forth faithfully carries pure blood to every part, no matter how big or small. It is the life source of the body and if it stops, the body stops with it. Continue reading

Personal Relationships

Lenten Meditation on the Book of Jonah

Of all the prophets, Jonah is perhaps the most reluctant, and his struggle with sin is not hidden. In the following meditation, we shall see how the book of Jonah beautifully portrays sin and God’s love for sinners. Continue reading

Faith at Work

Sacrament: A moment of Encounter

I remember when I was going to receive the sacrament of confirmation. I was excited and thrilled. I was the youth version walking down the aisle, more like a preview to getting married. I remember the emphasis on what clothes to wear and how grand a party we will have after mass. It was an atmosphere of celebration and festivity, but largely limited to superficiality. As I reflect back, I feel that in this whole focus of inviting people for the party and deciding on what food I should serve, just to ensure that they do not gossip about how stingy we are, I missed out on a very important point – that I was going to encounter Jesus. Continue reading