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God converts, not man

God converts, not man

When the Lord breaks into our world, He demands a radical change. A Christian who has experienced the Lord must now “get up”. Paul is asked to “get up” and

Why stand in the way?

Why stand in the way?

So the question is why stand in the way? There are so many who seek the Lord and we allow our prejudice to stand in the way. People are in need of Christ’s messa

Do not hold this sin against them

Do not hold this sin against them

It takes a lot of hate to throw a stone with the deliberate intent, to take another human life. The waters get even more murky when the murderers are not some half

‘Hate-rid’

‘Hate-rid’

God does not cause us to suffer, especially when the cause of suffering stems from another human, for He does not interfere like a puppet master in the scheme of t

Forty, less one

Forty, less one

From Deuteronomy 5:1-3, we know that Jewish councils were permitted to order a maximum of thirty nine lashes of the whip in order to maintain law and order, or if

Gaudete et Exsultate: A call to holiness

Gaudete et Exsultate: A call to holiness

“The Lord asks everything of us, and in return offers us true life, the happiness for which we were created.”

An angel in the bedroom

An angel in the bedroom

She is blessed because she heard God’s voice, fearful as she was at the annunciation and yet surrendered. She is blessed because she permits her role as mother t

His mercy will lead us to grow in faith

His mercy will lead us to grow in faith

Faith is strengthened through signs. When we experience these signs our faith is deepened. While we look for tangible signs we recall the Lord’s words, ‘Blesse

Mercy is freely given on the desire to repent

Mercy is freely given on the desire to repent

The gift of mercy is freely distributed if we have an intense desire to repent. God can’t force us to take his hand; but should we do, then we truly experience h

Significance of defeating sin, evil and death

Significance of defeating sin, evil and death

The risen Jesus gives us the ultimate assurance that victory belongs to God, belongs to life, love, freedom and justice. In the risen Christ, God is in control of

Transformation not Information

Transformation not Information

The greatest gift of joy that we could ever receive, is the grace to be repentant of our failings, for the blessings received are shared by us and our household.

Is seeing believing?

Is seeing believing?

What does Mary Magdalene teach us all? Simply this, that the journey from the Garden of Gethsemane to the ‘Garden of the Resurrection’ is a personal search for

Why is good Friday Good? When man was at his worst, God was at His best

Why is good Friday Good? When man was at his worst, God was at His best

Christ loved us when He stretched out His hands to show us how much He loved us; stretched it enough to be nailed on a cross. This is LOVE FRIDAY and appropriately

Sacred Triduum

Sacred Triduum

For John, this is a love meal (agape) where Jesus sets the example of love and humility. The mandatum or command is to do as He has done. John wants us to see more

The betrayer at hand

The betrayer at hand

Sin is a slippery slope. Once you turn the handle and step out, it is hard to stop falling into the gorge of death. Perhaps Judas harboured doubt or anger or hurt

The forgiving love of a Mother

The forgiving love of a Mother

On Good Friday, the entire Church fixes her gaze on the Cross at Calvary. Each member of the Church tries to understand at what cost Christ has won our redemption.

The King proclaimed by the people

The King proclaimed by the people

Palm Sunday invites the church to remember Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem in light of his passion, death and resurrection.

Triduum: God wants to be with us and within us

Triduum: God wants to be with us and within us

This Yahweh wants to be with the Israelites throughout their history and the same Yahweh continues in the history of the Church in and through Jesus Christ and rig

Text out of context

Text out of context

A text taken out of its context, is a pretext. That’s what we are looking at in this pericope. The Jews, like some of us, love taking the text of Jesus outside i

I am

I am

It is undeniable who Jesus is claiming to be. He is God. Even the Jews understood what He was saying and that is why they picked up stones; they understood clearly

Listening or Hearing?

Listening or Hearing?

Have you ever had a loved one say to you, “you’re not listening to me”; only to find you repeating their words in a triumphant, “you were wrong, look I rep

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