Dr. Ehrlson de Sousa

Dr. Ehrlson de Sousa is currently a senior resident doctor in ENT at Goa Medical College. He hails from Porvorim and is an active member of Couples for Christ India, for over 15 years. Apart from writing for medical journals both national and international, his love and reverence for the teachings of the church inspired him to start writing about the catholic faith. His daily bible reflections offer great encouragement in the lives of many people, both young and old. He aspires to be a Saint and enjoys playing chess and table tennis in his free time.

Sharings

Lenten Reflections | Jesus falls the first time

In what way are we adding to the weight of Christ’s cross? In which areas can we turn to God more? Through persistent prayer, the sacraments and abstaining from small things, I was able to overcome my weakness. Continue reading

Faith at Work

Regrets

Working as an ENT surgeon makes me come in contact with a lot of patients suffering from head and neck cancers. Many of them are middle-aged and have far advanced cancers thus having very few years ahead of them. On spending time talking to them, most have regrets. Some of the common ones include:

  1. I wish I pursued my dreams and aspirations and not what others expected of me.
  2. I wish I had spent more time with my family and friends.
  3. I wish I had the courage to express my feelings and speak my mind.
  4. I wish I had not fallen prey to this addiction (smoking, pan chewing) and ruined my life.

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Personal Relationships

Love is a Choice

I found my life partner in the most mysterious and miraculous of circumstances and it is now 7 months since we are married. Our days of courtship were, as any other young couples would be: simply amazing. We both felt that we had found the dream partner and were madly in love. She worked abroad as an air hostess and I would stay up nights just to talk to her because of the time difference. I would send her letters, cards, small surprises and much more. She reciprocated through letters and gifts when she came down. We thought that loving each other wasn’t that difficult. However, marriage has made us realise that love isn’t about “what we can get the other” but rather “what we can give the otherContinue reading

Sharings

The Greatest Husband Ever

As a newly married man, I often struggle to do justice to my prayer, family and work life. Day to day responsibilities can occasionally get overwhelming and I believe that at such moments, it is necessary to have a role model whom I can look up to. Who better than St. Joseph? Continue reading