God did not wait till the world was ready Till nations were at peace. God came when the heavens were unsteady, And prisoners cried out for release. God did not wait for the perfect time. God came when the need was deep and great. God dined with sinners in all their grime, Turned water intoContinue reading “An Advent Poem”
You asked for my handsthat you might use them for your purposesI gave them for a moment then withdrew them for the work was hard. You asked for my mouthto speak out against injustice.I gave you a whisper that I might not be accused. You asked for my eyesto see the pain of poverty.I closedContinue reading “Unlimited Generosity”
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.”
To forgive is not to forget. To forgive is really to remember, that nobody is perfect. That each of us stumbles when we want so much to stay upright. That each of us says things we wish we had never said. That we all forget that Love is more important than being right. To forgiveContinue reading “Forgiveness”
The question of receiving the love of Christ is really very important. I personally feel more and more that sometimes it is harder for us to fully receive love than to give it. I am more and more convinced that we will find the peace and joy of Christ when we let him truly enterContinue reading “Let Him Love You”
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”
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”
Let us be present to the now. It’s all we have and it’s where God will always speak to us. The now holds everything, rejects nothing and, therefore, can receive God too. Help us, God, to be present to the place we most fear, because it always feels empty, it always feels boring, it alwaysContinue reading “PRAYER FOR PRESENCE”
As someone who feels a moral, religious and human responsibility to not remain silent on matters of social justice (especially in regards to the dignity of life), what hashtag am I supposed to stand on in the midst of the world events today? The enraging injustice of George Floyd has stirred up a demand forContinue reading “#WhatLivesMatter”
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”
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