Sharings

Mission of God’s Love

“How fortunate!” I thought to myself one day, after saying YES to join the West Bengal CFCI Summer Mission Crew. Deep within, I always longed to do God’s work, share the Good News to more souls and draw them closer to God’s kingdom. And here, I had the opportunity for the very first time! Continue reading

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Its great to Forgive

God’s not done with me yet!

As the aeroplane began its descent into the sand pit that was to be my home for the next 7 and a half years, I had a sinking feeling in my heart. As much as I wanted to explore the world as a flight attendant, I didn’t want to be so far away from my family and friends in an unknown land. My first day in my new home in Qatar was very lonely and a tad bit scary. As a 20-year-old, fresh out of university, I had not fully learnt how to be a responsible adult. Almost overnight my life had changed. I had moved away from family in times preceding the invention of Whatsapp and high-speed internet (if you can remember those frustrating dial-up days). Calling to talk to them was hard and really expensive. The one thing that did not change was my regular partaking of the Eucharist. The church and the Eucharist were the things that were a constant in my life and something I could hold on to. Even though the closest church was about 40 minutes each way, I made it a point to go for Mass at least once a week. However, without the backing of the community, my personal prayer time and my spiritual life, in general, began to stagnate. My spiritual life began looking somewhat like my surroundings: dry and without much life. Continue reading

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Lenten Reflections | Jesus is laid in the tomb

How could I allow myself to live paralyzed by all the fears, insecurities and areas of shame that weighed me down that did not come from God? I knew that as long as those unwanted areas in my life had control and power over me, I could not be ‘fully alive’ and live in the freedom that God intended me to have. Continue reading

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Lenten Reflections | The body of Jesus is taken down from the cross

Through our baptism and the partaking of the most Holy Eucharist, we are intimately united with Him and reminded of His eternal, selfless and unconditional love for us. After recognizing that even Christ turned to the Father in His agony, and reflecting on the lives of saints, did I understand that it’s in the most difficult times we need to be steadfast in our trust in the Lord. Continue reading