Personal Relationships

What is my Punishment?

We all gossip, we all backbite. We make big mistakes and goof up big time. At times, we are mean, at other times selfish. At times, we lose it to the extent of doing irrevocable harm to those around us. We can cheat like the tax collector, fall like the immoral woman and at times even bite like the thief on the right. But its Christmas, the season of forgiveness and repentance.

So, what then? Do we spend the four weeks beating ourselves and pushing away all the Christmas sweets as we cry tears of repentance? If this is what you were planning to do, I thought of writing this just for you. Feeling bad about that time when you succumbed to letting your tongue run loose to lash out at that colleague? Continue reading

Personal Relationships

Stress Busters: When it’s hard to Pray

The Holy Eucharist, the five decades of the rosary and an hour before the blessed sacrament give us the strength to face the day. But while all of us aspire to be perfect in these spiritual disciplines, there are always times when it’s hard to really kneel down and focus on the beads of the rosary or the daily readings.

Sounds familiar? To me it does. It was at times like this that I came up with the six stress busters that one can use when prayer is hard. Continue reading

Sharings

Sorrowful Mystery: The Scourging at the Pillar

I was beaten on my body 6666 times, beaten on the head 110 times, pricked with thorns and pulled by the beard 23 times. I received 20 wounds on the head. The number of wounds in my body were 1000”. The number of blows Jesus received in total, were 5480, all for the love of us. Continue reading