Personal Relationships

Mercy Beckons

Be merciful just as your Heavenly Father is merciful (Luke 6:36)

I had just begun operating a patient when the nurse informed me that a mother brought her son who had stuffed a chickpea up his right nostril. She seemed frantic but there was nothing I could do at that moment and since my surgery would last at least 3 hours, I told the nurse to tell her to sit down and wait. Continue reading

Personal Relationships

The turning point in our Family

The feast of the Nativity of Mary and the Sunday preceding Christmas are the two days in the year when the Church exhorts the faithful on the gospel reading of the genealogy of Jesus Christ taken from Matthew Chapter 1.

Year after year as the priest would read this gospel, I would sit wondering why the Church was crazy enough to choose such a reading with so many complicated names. Most of them were unheard of.

So why lay so much stress on the family history of Jesus? After years of just sitting and listening, I decided to take a closer look and what I found frankly astounded me. Continue reading

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The Fifth Gospel

You can attract more bees with a spoonful of honey than with a barrel of vinegar

Before thinking that I have just committed heresy by adding another gospel to the existing 4, I invite you to continue reading further to know more. Continue reading

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Identity in Christ

Identity defines your purpose in life.

As important as our identity is in regard to finances and possessions, there is an even more important identity based on who and what we are –rather than what we physically are.

Here’s an example – When a man is asked to describe himself, he will typically respond by saying what he does for his work. He will claim to be an engineer, or carpenter, or auto mechanic, etc. It is the first thing he talks about when he is around other men. On the other hand, a woman identifies herself by her relationships with her family and others. She will claim to be a mom, a daughter, a wife, a friend, etc. That is usually a part of what she talks about with other women.

OK let me put forth a question before you!
If you were given one chance, one opportunity or one wish! To be someone in this world, who would you want to be? Continue reading