Faith at Work

Spiritual lessons from the Life of Judas Iscariot

Judas had been called personally by the Lord, followed him for three years, heard him preach and teach; had seen him walk on water, still stormy seas, feed thousands with five breads and two fish, raise three people from the dead, heal on countless occasions the sick, blind and lame and have mercy on countless sinners. He had even received from the Lord, the power to do many of these same things himself and had been entrusted by Him with the money bag for the twelve. (Fr. Roger J. Landry)

Judas had a master who was in no way a dictator, but rather was the most compassionate and loving man to walk this earth. What went wrong then? Why did Judas betray the most loving man to ever live? Continue reading

Faith at Work

Too busy for God?

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

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The Perpetual War

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

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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