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

Personal Relationships

Easter coming up next Sunday!!!

Well it’s true. In case you’re unsure how, carry on reading…

Everyone I’m sure has some memories of Holy Week celebrations. The liturgy of the Paschal Vigil itself is something surreal and when you add to that Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, you are left with liturgical celebrations that you just cannot forget.

When thinking of Holy week one cannot help, but recall the period of Lent; that long and arduous period of preparation, wherein we made a whole lot of resolutions and worked on ourselves (or did we? 😛 ). Continue reading

Faith at Work

On Authority and Submission

This isn’t a new topic at all for many of us. Many of us struggle in this area of trying to submit to people above us, especially when we believe that we are (supposedly) much better than the person who is in authority.

How much does authority mean in a community like ours? Is it relevant at all? Isn’t each one of us guided by the Holy Spirit? Can I not bank on the years of experience that I have serving God in different places to be able to take a call and challenge the call of the leader? Continue reading