Personal Relationships

Waiting on the Lord

The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul that seeks him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD. Lamentations 3:25-26

Monday’s are the busiest days in any hospital. As I made my way to the OPD, I saw long queues of patients waiting for their turn to consult doctors of varying specialities including mine. The line was moving at a snail’s pace and while a few grumbled, the others waited patiently for their turn. Continue reading

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U-Turn

“Let us test and examine our ways and return to the Lord”

This verse from Lamentations 3:40 was the theme for U-Turn, a 3 day retreat held from 23rd to 25th October, 2015 at Trinity Central School, Perampalli, Udupi for working singles as an introduction to the Christian Life Seminar (CLS) program of CFCI Singles. Continue reading

Personal Relationships

Single Minded for God

Our life is a journey, we are pilgrim people and every journey and pilgrimage has a destination. So what is the destination that we are moving towards? We are familiar with the term ‘Kingdom of God’ and this kingdom is our final goal. Some commentaries say that the term ‘Kingdom of God’ appears 102 times in the gospels. It appears 99 times in the synoptic gospels and 90 of these references come from the mouth of Jesus. So, one thing we can surely conclude from this is that Jesus was pretty serious about the ‘Kingdom of God’. The real question is – are we serious about it?

We have all prayed the ‘Our Father’ and will easily recollect the line in it that says, ‘May your kingdom come’. I have been praying this prayer from my childhood and yet if one has to ask me what is the kingdom I would be tongue tied. The best answers I think which come to my mind are that the kingdom of God is love, joy and peace; the kingdom of God is where we would be in close communion with God. Is the kingdom just that? Continue reading