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Persecutions on account of Jesus’ Name

Persecutions on account of Jesus’ Name

For John, the “world” stands many times, for those forces which are opposed to Jesus and His kingdom. The unbelieving world hates the light that Jesus represen

Preconceived ideas block recognition of Jesus

Preconceived ideas block recognition of Jesus

Philip said, ‘Lord, show us the Father.’ Although Philip was a disciple of Jesus, who indeed witnessed the raising of Lazarus from the dead, he failed to see t

Time to show more in deeds than in words

Time to show more in deeds than in words

Love knows no language, no culture, but understands everything. How confident are we today to say to Jesus, “I love you more than any other thing?” What does i

Four accounts of the apparitions

Four accounts of the apparitions

St. John’s Gospel has four accounts of the apparitions of the risen Lord. Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene, then to the ten disciples in the closed room, he appe

Mary Magdalene – The Apostle to the Apostles

Mary Magdalene – The Apostle to the Apostles

Pope St. John Paul II called Mary Magdalene ‘the Apostle to the Apostles’ because she brought the good news to the Apostles. Pope Francis raised the level of t

Good Friday: Sacrifice of the Greatest High Priest

Good Friday: Sacrifice of the Greatest High Priest

Good Friday commemorates the great event of Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross for the salvation of the whole world. The Good Friday service consists of three distinc

Responding to Jesus

Responding to Jesus

There were others who responded to Jesus’ call instantly (Peter, Andrew, James, John and Matthew or Levi). Some failed to understand his mission and wanted to st

Journey to holiness

Journey to holiness

We can fail to understand that “not everyone can do everything” and that in this life human weaknesses are not healed completely and once for all by grace. In

The simple truth: If you are ‘high’ all the while you must be snorting coke!

The simple truth: If you are ‘high’ all the while you must be snorting coke!

Most people have ordinary days but that does not mean they have ordinary lives. Our lives are filled with beautiful tasks that have been made to sound mundane and

Mary accepts her mission

Mary accepts her mission

A call narrative in the Bible has five stages: God encounter, mission, objection, assurance and sign. We see this happening in the life of Moses, Jeremiah, Peter a

Why Christianity is an Indian religion

Why Christianity is an Indian religion

The cover visual of March issue rewrites that history with one stroke: a cross-legged Mother Mary holding the Baby Jesus and looking benignly with a typical Indian

Suffering for others is Christian

Suffering for others is Christian

Jeremiah was challenging the people of his time. Their lifestyle was not in keeping with the will of God and hence he prophesied that the temple of Jerusalem will

Never hold your fore-parents guilty

Never hold your fore-parents guilty

At times the society and specially family is blamed for all the evil tendencies that one harbors in one's life. People from the society that Ezekiel lived, blamed

Woman votes: She becomes a citizen

Woman votes: She becomes a citizen

But this vision of Jesus took centuries to sink down into world conscience and consciousness to become the unrestricted suffrage rights of women and in 1893 it was

Pope's March prayer intention: Recognition of the Right of Christian Communities

Pope's March prayer intention: Recognition of the Right of Christian Communities

Pope Francis has released a video message accompanying his prayer intention for March, which this month is "Recognition of the Right of Christian Communities".

Simple Truths: God IS in your storm

Simple Truths: God IS in your storm

The simple truth is that God never abandoned us in our storm. A careful reading of Matthew 14: 22-32 tells us that while the disciples battled the wind and the wav

Simple Truth: Oversized brains, shrunken hearts

Simple Truth: Oversized brains, shrunken hearts

You can’t learn computers in ten minutes much less learn sacred scripture. Scripture study must be prioritized. We say the word of God is our nourishment but the

Who do you say I am?

Who do you say I am?

For Jesus says to Peter, ‘flesh and blood has not revealed it to you but my Father in heaven’. So did Peter get it right by himself or was he just prompted by

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