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 →
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts and your ways are not my ways, declares Yahweh.” Isaiah 55:8
By the sheer Mercy of God I was led to the Catholic Church and baptized in 2012. I was very eager to share and minister the Word of God. There was a Church in the US, offering training in various ministries and I was all set in my heart to take it up. In order to get guidance and permission I visited the priest in my parish and he informed me that, it is not recommended for me as it might mess up my understanding of Faith. (It was a Protestant Church). I did not understand this nor did I want to because that’s all I wanted to do but I respected his decision. Continue reading →
The Regional Youth Conference 2016 was held from the 4th to the 6th of November at The Kings’ School in Margao, Goa. Youth from Porvorim, Panjim, Siolim, Margao, Bangalore, Mangalore, and Gujarat attended it. ‘The Great Pursuit‘ was the theme for the conference – and we all set out to find our way towards the path to holiness. Continue reading →
The little girl was in the garden picking up berries that she was happily eating. She was relishing the sweet-sour taste of the fruit. She picked a bagful of the little treats, which she took home to enjoy.
Some of the berries were dirty, some wormy, some over-ripe and dried up, but she went through as many as she could. As expected, gorging herself on these berries led to her falling sick. Her parents were not too happy and forbade her from picking or eating the berries. Continue reading →