As we conclude the season of Advent and with it, all the joys of Christmas it brings, it is important we ask ourselves what the real meaning of Christmas is?
Is it the gifts under the tree?, the lights in the windows?, the cards in the mail?, turkey dinners with family and friends?, stockings hanging in the living room?, shouts of “Merry Christmas” to those who pass us in the streets?, the Christmas Parties?
Is this really Christmas? Continue reading
We live in such a fast-paced world, that everybody we meet seems busy doing something or trying to get somewhere. Most of us barely have time for ourselves let alone for others and certainly not for God. We are so busy working, trying to succeed and please everybody around us that we are left with little if any time to please God.
As a young surgeon, time is of utmost importance to me; so is my relationship with God. Thus, I ensure that I find ways to squeeze everything that is important to me into the day, without forgetting time for prayer and God. Continue reading
I recently attended a talk by a young dynamic priest who gave a very encouraging and challenging message. He informed the entire congregation that we are at war with the evil one, that the war had already begun and continues around us every day. He ended by asking us a very thought-provoking question: ARE YOU READY FOR WAR? Continue reading
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