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Advent Series: The Power of the Word

“By the Lord’s word Elijah shut up the heavens and three times brought down fire” – Sirach 48:3

The Bible is full of instances where the prophets, Jesus and the apostles used the word of God to do great and wonderful things. Continue reading

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Advent Series: Indifference

‘We played the flute for you, but you did not dance. We sang a dirge, but you did not weep’ – Luke 7:32

The children in today’s gospel complain that when they make merry music as played at weddings, no one dances or sings along and when they play mournful tunes for sad occasions as funerals, it is the same dead response. Continue reading

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Advent Series: Praise or Criticise?

“Truly I tell you, among those born of women no one has arisen greater than John the Baptist” – Matthew 11:11

Jesus was undoubtedly the greatest man to ever live. In 3 years of His public ministry He made a huge impact.
But in spite of all that He did, Jesus never forgot the people around Him who also worked tirelessly.
In today’s gospel reading, we read how He appreciates John the Baptist for preparing the way for His coming. Continue reading

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Advent Series: Carrying our Burdens

“Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble in heart; and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” – Matthew 11:29-30

According to Miriam Webster’s Dictionary, a yoke is a wooden bar or frame by which two animals are joined at the heads or necks for working together. Continue reading