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Crippling faith

Crippling faith

The ‘sign’ or miracle as we would call it, is merely a tool to discuss a larger issue, namely the divinity and nature of Christ’s words and actions.

Miracle at lunch time

Miracle at lunch time

‘MANY Samaritans’ believed in Jesus because of the woman’s testimony BUT ‘MANY MORE’ believed in Him because of His WORD.

The resurrection in us

The resurrection in us

Each time we look at our Saviour on the cross, we are reminded that we, who follow His way of love, may also endure suffering.

Recognizing the finger of God

Recognizing the finger of God

In today’s Gospel, Jesus tells us that to recognize the finger of God, we have to liberate ourselves from our erroneous outlooks and prejudices.

Seven or seventy seven? Is there a magical number?

Seven or seventy seven? Is there a magical number?

The Christian nature of forgiveness has no limit for a disciple. The call of Jesus is a call to tear down the wall of limits.

God Provides: ‘The Sacrifice of Isaac’ by Caravaggio (1603)

God Provides: ‘The Sacrifice of Isaac’ by Caravaggio (1603)

Is it a story of a cruel God? or a deluded Abraham? Is it a story of religion at its worst or faith at its best? Or is it a story of divine providence? Caravaggio,

When Lazarus is at your gate

When Lazarus is at your gate

Here the word ‘gate’ is very significant because it indicates certain distance between the rich man and Lazarus, and in modern economic terms, the alienation b

My boys

My boys

This same woman filled with aspiration for position and power is now a humbler servant of Jesus. She has become a servant disciple, yet a courageous woman of faith

Six pack coming soon

Six pack coming soon

Ever fallen for one of those TV commercials that advertise a six pack body without having to go to the gym? Yup you're right, if you did, then you’re a sucker!

Feed the hungry

Feed the hungry

Feeding the hungry is an essential and integral aspect of Christian theology and thinking mandated by Jesus himself.

Picturing the Passion: ‘Taking of Christ’ by Caravaggio (1602)

Picturing the Passion: ‘Taking of Christ’ by Caravaggio (1602)

This is the story of betrayal, crime, murder and mystery. The protagonists vary; their passion prolongs!

Repent and believe to establish the Kingdom

Repent and believe to establish the Kingdom

Catholic Church presents before us a wonderful saint today February 19 for our reflection and introspection: Saint Conrad of Piacenza, Italy. Here is a hunter whos

Catherine dei Ricci: A saint for Lent

Catherine dei Ricci: A saint for Lent

As she grew, her devotion also grew to further heights culminating in stigmata, her own body bearing the wounds of Christ.

You are dust and to dust you shall return

You are dust and to dust you shall return

The February 2018 cover of Living in Faith is about Ash Wednesday which comes from the ancient Jewish tradition of penance and fasting. The core to this tradition

Ash Wednesday: A day to look into the undesirable and inhuman

Ash Wednesday: A day to look into the undesirable and inhuman

Pope Francis gives us this challenging question to reflect during this Lent: “What are the signs that indicate that our love is beginning to cool?”

Leaven of Pharisees and leaven of Herod

Leaven of Pharisees and leaven of Herod

Jesus does not want us to build palatial churches at the expense of the Catholics in tears – worship in Spirit and truth; the answer is clear!

Jesus encounters the sanctimonious

Jesus encounters the sanctimonious

Throughout the gospels we see Jesus had ushered in an encounter culture, and it was invariably with the sanctimonious religious class or the political one

When we search for Jesus

When we search for Jesus

When we search for Jesus only our life will get that meaningfulness which each one of us needs to be fully human and fully alive.

Answering an irresistible faith call

Answering an irresistible faith call

John de Britto (1647 – 1693): A sign of contradiction like Jesus

Child destined for the falling and rising of many

Child destined for the falling and rising of many

He did not mince words and spoke out what his heavenly Father spoke in his soul and it was a soul utterance touching the inner core of every human being who dared

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