Holiness cannot be pursued on our own, but is made possible by the love of the Father, the cross of Christ and the constant help of the Spirit working in us. Hence, we see that apart from God, Holiness is impossible, and that it consists of abiding in His love and mercy. By virtue of our baptism we have been grafted onto Jesus the vine, and so we are His branches. 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
For those of you who did not know me before I joined the community, I was a shipwreck. Think of anything messed up, obviously nothing illegal, and I dabbled in it at some point of time or the other. At this point of time, I was making a major decision, whether this community was worth my time.
I began in CFCI Singles two and a half years ago, an unconvinced Christian. I would personally call myself a nine-to-five Christian. I went for weekly mass, like I was told to. I would say the rosary with my family every evening. Confessions twice a year, in a good year, Easter and Christmas, otherwise, I would probably skip it. I didn’t think it was a major priority since I did not kill anyone nor was I in a relationship with someone else’s wife. I used the occasional swear word, at least 200 times a day, like normal people from the movies do. I had a Bible which kept the pages of my Shakespeare plays from flying every time I forgot the fan on and left the room. Continue reading
I was watching tennis on television one day and two of the best players in the world were fighting for the title. I remember it was a match worth watching; brilliant strokes, amazing serves and a great display of skill that made it difficult to predict a winner till the very end. Just when my favorite player was marching towards victory, the opponent asked for a time out. “WHAAAATTTT???? What nonsense is this? A time out at this point in the game?” These were the thoughts running through my mind.
When the match resumed, the opponent came back stronger, more focused and ultimately went on to defeat my favorite player. I remember sitting there angry and frustrated, not knowing what went wrong until I narrowed down my analysis to the time out. It was the ‘TIME OUT’ that ruined the game. But then again, think about the opponent. The ‘time out’ for him was a game changer. It is what won him the title. Continue reading