On the 8th of May 2016, my son, Lloyd met with an accident while riding pillion on a motorbike. He was returning home with his friend when they were blinded by the headlights of an oncoming car. In order to avoid the glare, the rider swerved to the left, but Unfortunately there was a buffalo sitting on the road. They crashed into it and Lloyd was flung off the bike. He fell and injured his vertebral column (C6, C7, and T1), but God is good! Had the injury been a little higher than that, he probably would have ended up in a vegetative state. Continue reading
The Lenten Season was fast approaching and the Calangute Chapter was looking for activities that could bring about a sense of surrender to God. After much prayer, it was decided that there was no better way to offer themselves than to evangelize. Continue reading
This year, our community went through the rigorous exercise of electing our leaders, thereby cementing them for the next 6 years. My spouse and I were privileged to be part of the Electoral College at Pedro Arrupe Retreat Centre in Raia. We were elected by a democratic process which was like any others. Needless to say, we were honored to represent our community and elect our new Sector Heads and District Head. At this point, we were blissfully unaware of what was yet to come at the three-day in-house retreat. Continue reading
Being a parent is by no means an easy task. The key to raising a child who is an all rounder is to establish a solid support system at home so that the child grows up satisfied with his/her achievements. I find this idea extremely challenging.
When I started my parenting journey, I questioned if this was all a big mistake. However, I slowly began to realise that I was seeing it from a different angle. The God I know doesn’t make mistakes. Since God blessed me with children, he would have also given me everything I needed to bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Continue reading