Pope Francis Message: Stretch forth your hand to the poor.

FOURTH WORLD DAY OF THE POOR33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time15 November 2020 “Stretch forth your hand to the poor” (Sir 6:7). Age-old wisdom has proposed these words as a sacred rule to be followed in life. Today these words remain as timely as ever. They help us fix our gaze on what is essential andContinue reading “Pope Francis Message: Stretch forth your hand to the poor.”

18th Sunday Ordinary Time

Loving Father, we  ask for the grace to have the same kind of compassion that Jesus had. A compassion that gives encouragement and support to others in their difficult moments. A compassion that builds better interpersonal relationships. A compassion that leads to action. In short, a compassion that gives joy and life. We trust thatContinue reading “18th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Reflection on Weeds and Wheat-Matthew 13:24-30

An old Cherokee speaking to his grandson about the struggle within each of us. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.” It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride,Continue reading “Reflection on Weeds and Wheat-Matthew 13:24-30”

Trinity Prayer of Tolstoy’s Monks

Three Russian monks lived in a faraway island. Nobody ever went there. However, one day their bishop decided to make a pastoral visit to learn more about their religious life. But when he arrived, he discovered that they did not know even the Lord’s Prayer. So, he spent all his time and energy teaching themContinue reading “Trinity Prayer of Tolstoy’s Monks”