I was listening to a teaching on the Beatitudes and this particular one stood out,
“Blessed are the poor in Spirit for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven”.
This refers to the humility of the heart – a state where I am nothing and I have nothing but You. That’s the crux of what follows. Continue reading
I recently attended a talk by a young dynamic priest who gave a very encouraging and challenging message. He informed the entire congregation that we are at war with the evil one, that the war had already begun and continues around us every day. He ended by asking us a very thought-provoking question: ARE YOU READY FOR WAR? Continue reading
I remember that dreadful evening, many years ago, when the girl I was madly in love with called me saying, “We need to talk.” That phrase was enough to send a chill down my spine and to scare me for something terrible to come. I met her the next day and my worst fears came true. She called me to break up with me because I was not the kind of boyfriend she wanted. I was clearly not living up to the expectation she had set for me. I remember that phase of my life when my mobile had a break up playlist and crying came to me as easy as breathing. I could see her face everywhere, from advertising hoardings, to being able to see her face on my chapatti. I was completely shattered because I had not expected her to break up with me. Continue reading
Of all the prophets, Jonah is perhaps the most reluctant, and his struggle with sin is not hidden. In the following meditation, we shall see how the book of Jonah beautifully portrays sin and God’s love for sinners. Continue reading