Be merciful just as your Father is merciful. Luke 6:36
What draws us to the throne of God’s mercy? Scripture tells us, that many people were drawn to Jesus – the Apostles, Zacchaeus and other unwanted and unlovable people – the blind, the lame, lepers, tax collectors, prostitutes etc. The Pharisees and scribes too were drawn to Jesus, but for reasons other than His mercy. Ironically, these very people (like us too) were as much in need of God’s mercy, as the people they despised. Continue reading
Couples for Christ India conducted a three days lenten retreat in Deogao parish church in Gumla Diocese in Jharkhand. The CLS was led by CFCI members from Rourkela and Jharkhand. The Deogao parishioners turned up in large numbers to experience the love and mercy of God. Continue reading
I grew up in a home situated right next to a small chapel. In fact, from the garden in front of our house, we could see the altar through the open window. Though this chapel was dedicated to Our Lady of Immaculate Conception, feasts of a few other saints were celebrated with great pomp there. One such feast was that of St. Joseph, the foster father of Jesus.
What intrigued me was the fact that one particular widow and her daughters staked their claim to celebrate this feast every year. What was so special about this saint that with singular devotion they vied to honour him annually? Continue reading
The Word of God in Luke 15:7 says that
there is more joy in heaven over one lost sinner who repents and returns to God over ninety-nine.
In Dulhapur, Rourkela 64 couples who came from their worldly lives, experienced a bond with Jesus that words cannot describe. Couples for Christ India conducted yet another Lenten retreat, a three day CLS, in Rourkela diocese.
At the end of the CLS, the participants were reassured and renewed as they found peace in God which the world couldn’t give. Continue reading