Advent is a season of joy and celebration. The preparation for Christmas is evident when we look around us. We see friends and family involved in cleaning homes, decorating their homes, Christmas trees, singing carols, Christmas colours in every malls etc. Apart from the external preparation, how can we prepare our hearts for Christmas? Continue reading
Confession, do we really need it? Is this just another opportunity to relieve ourselves of the guilt we are feeling for the wrong we have done? Are we using the sacrament of confession the way it is intended?
For me, it is a lot more than just getting the guilt out; each confession I rush to teaches me something new, something I did not think possible. A few days ago was no exception. Continue reading
It was way past midnight and my duty seemed never ending. I had already admitted a few patients, been to the operation theatre three times and had tended to numerous accident victims. Just when I decided that I needed some fresh air, the ambulance brought two young boys on stretchers into the casualty ward.
They had been involved in a head-on collision on the highway and my worst fears were confirmed immediately. They were brought dead to the hospital. Continue reading