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BEING YES in a deaf world of NO

BEING YES in a deaf world of NO

Being Yes is the sensitivity to the cries of the people. It is not easy to listen to the cries of the poor, the excluded. When all seems lost the only voice perhap

Making communities one pilgrim people of God

Making communities one pilgrim people of God

Inculturation identifies with the hopes and struggles of the community and labors with it. It also remains open to forces of change, exhibits and maintains opennes

Sinful that we are

Sinful that we are

Today's liturgy speak of consistency of the divine nature of God and the stubbornness of human beings in their sinful lifestyle. God is always consistent in his di

God’s joy at repentance

God’s joy at repentance

Zechariah sings God's praises at the birth of John, Simeon and Anan too are all filled with joy when they see the new born baby Jesus. In today's Gospel there is a

Challenging the destructive systems

Challenging the destructive systems

Joseph was dreaming of big things. His brothers could not swallow his high thinking. They tried to kill him and finally sold him to the Egyptians. Jesus too was ch

Sharing wealth as God’s stewards

Sharing wealth as God’s stewards

Human society has two basic sections: have and have notes. The rich are supposed to be the stewards of their belongings and use their possession for the glory of G

Wanted: Joseph

Wanted: Joseph

Joseph is always referred to as a ‘just man’. Right from the moment, Mary was betrothed to him he was confronted with making several decisions. It was not easy

Be generous in righteousness like Joseph

Be generous in righteousness like Joseph

St. Joseph was righteous. But he was confused at the conception of a child in Mary's Womb. We wonder as to why Matthew says that “Joseph was righteous and did no

Jesus the merciful face of the Father

Jesus the merciful face of the Father

The holy Father Pope Francis told us that Jesus is the merciful face of the Father. Mercy is an important virtue in Christianity. Luke's Gospel is full of stories

Aspects of transformation

Aspects of transformation

Transformation means to renew one's covenant with God. In the first reading we read how Abraham cut the covenant with God when he cut the birds into two pieces. It

March: The month in History

March: The month in History

These are some landmark events in the history of the Catholic Church, to help the readers to understand the depth and breadth of the mammoth monolith called the Ca

Consistent and persistent prayer

Consistent and persistent prayer

The goal of prayer is God and union with him the aim of everyone who wants to pray well. Seeking again is to be not in the material sense of the word.

Become disciplined and obeying missionaries

Become disciplined and obeying missionaries

Both the readings of today's liturgy are focusing on the prophet Jonah. This book has four chapters and all the four chapters portray four types of missionaries: J

Let God talk to you through the Bible

Let God talk to you through the Bible

Today's gospel speaks of praying with a proper disposition of our hearts and minds. Jesus teaches his disciples the 'Our Father.' Lent is the time to find out the

Recognizing the broken Christ in the poor

Recognizing the broken Christ in the poor

Sheep stand for innocent and peace loving people whereas goats stand for the restless and disturbed people in the world. The criteria used for judging them either

Temptations of Jesus

Temptations of Jesus

The season of Lent originally had a two-fold purpose: to prepare candidates for Baptism for the Easter Vigil service and to prepare the Christian faithful for the

Accept invitation from Jesus

Accept invitation from Jesus

The call of Levi is an invitation to all of us to look into our life and see which area of our life can be identified with the tax office of Levi. Jesus did not se

Fast in soul to love God and others

Fast in soul to love God and others

Fasting is one of the ways of observing the season of Lent faithfully. The prophet Isaiah challenges us to think about our idea of fasting which is generally physi

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