Studying the Bible as the word of God
The main purpose of reading the word of God is namely, to have eternal life. In the Gospel according to St. John, Jesus, the eternal Word of the Father, says,
“I have come that they may have life and have it in abundance” (John 10:10).
St. Ignatius of Loyola says,
“Study in order to save souls.”
Our main purpose of studying the bible is not to simply master it but to follow it closely and to serve it whole heartedly. Continue reading
St. John, the Apostle is one of the most interesting and intense people in the Bible. He is also known as St. John the Evangelist, John of Patmos and the Beloved Disciple. His feast is celebrated on 27th December. He was the son of Zebedee and Salome, and the brother of St. James ‘The Great‘. St. John was called to be an apostle by Jesus in the first year of His ministry and was the closest to Him during that time. It is said that St. John along with St. Peter and St. James formed the inner circle of Jesus. These three were the only witnesses of the raising of Jairus’ daughter from the dead. Continue reading
My soul laments from my darkness,
It cries out to You, my Light.
As tears roll down this downcast face,
Come save me in Your might.
My adversary says there’s no hope,
All I can do is flee.
But You are not one to forsake Your children,
Oh Father God, have mercy on me. Continue reading
During our courtship, I remember telling my husband that when I have a kid, I might want to quit my job and be a full time mother. I had my priorities straight, family first; then my job. Six months into my marriage we found out I was expecting. We were overjoyed!
I always did well at work even though I wasn’t really passionate about my job. Eight months into my pregnancy I took a break from work for a year with the intention to quit immediately after. Our little girl was born at my native place. I was all set to be the best mom to my little baby who came into this world looking exactly like her dad and looks more like him every day. Continue reading