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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

Hardened Hearts

Hardened Hearts

Hardened hearts are dangerous. It could blind us to such a degree that we reduce a miracle working God to criminal on the cross. The Pharisees come to Jesus to ‘

Baaaad Shepherds, Baaaad Sheep?

Baaaad Shepherds, Baaaad Sheep?

Jesus is rejected in Nazareth after which he commissions his disciples to mission. Sadly at this time King Herod has John the Baptist executed. By the time we are

Simple truth – You have a right to be loved

Simple truth – You have a right to be loved

The truth is that we have surrounded ourselves with people who don’t respect who we are and who care little for our emotional needs while constantly demanding mo

Papal visit to UAE: Establishing visibility and identity

Papal visit to UAE: Establishing visibility and identity

For the papal mass on Tuesday in the Zayed Sports city stadium minimum hundred and fifty thousand people are expected and that will be the greatest display of visi

Communicating the Joy of the Gospel

Communicating the Joy of the Gospel

Holy Father has asked them to follow Mary in this regard because she was a young girl when the angel entrusted her the mission of bearing and bringing forth Jesus

Getting into new skin

Getting into new skin

There are five ‘controversy stories’ in this section (2:1-3:6) and we are at the third one. If you look carefully at how St Mark has structured all five you wi

Matters of the heart

Matters of the heart

The heart of the matter is the matter of the heart. This becomes all too evident as chapter two unfolds. These unspoken words become angry questions (verse 16) and

Migration and Paranoia: Serious challenge to family life

Migration and Paranoia: Serious challenge to family life

Anxiety, depression and low self-esteem are the main causes of paranoia which may grow into dangerous proportions in migrants because either of the spouses lives f

The NO in Bethlehem

The NO in Bethlehem

Bethlehem’s NO writes in our conscience
All the NOs to millions of homeless
And the migrants anxiously asking
For a home to lay their head a

Christmas Message: Become the family of a loving Father

Christmas Message: Become the family of a loving Father

Jesus calls us back. Hence we no longer need any special place or time to worship our Father. He is always with us, wherever we go. He is not impressed by any bu

Simple Truths – Cut them off

Simple Truths – Cut them off

There are people that you need to cut off from your life. This is a simple truth but one that is a hard pill for many to swallow. These people sap and drain your l

Simple Truths – When rainy days never come

Simple Truths – When rainy days never come

My generation spent little on ourselves, always with the conviction that we did not need this ‘little luxury’. Should a nice gift be presented to us it would b

Mary, The New Eve – Immaculately Conceived

Mary, The New Eve – Immaculately Conceived

The seven day structure thus points to a covenant – the swearing of oaths to forge family bonds. It shows us that God created us to be His family.

Family: Living presence of Jesus

Family: Living presence of Jesus

Every Christian family wants the presence of Jesus in it and around it but forgets what Jesus promised- where two or three gather in my name, there I will be. This

‘Can-a’ Wedding have no Wine?

‘Can-a’ Wedding have no Wine?

Cana in Galilee is celebrated as the scene of Jesus’ first miracle. In the Gospel of John it is the place of the first two public miracles Of Jesus in Galilee; t

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