Archive | June 2011

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THE STORY BEHIND THE PICTURE OF THE PRAYING HANDS

Many of you would have seen the picture of “The Praying Hands”, which is present in many Christian homes, but would almost certainly not have heard the moving story behind this popular picture. Here is the story….Back in the fifteenth century, in a tiny village near Nuremberg , lived a family with eighteen children. Eighteen! […]

Reflection on the Mystery of the Holy Trinity

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Do we understand this everytime we say this as we make the sign of the cross?It is quite hard to understand this mystery of our faith, especially when we just say this in a mechanical way. But wait, our confession […]

Homily for Trinity Sunday 2011

Today’s solemnity is one of those many elements of the mystery of our Christian faith that is very hard to explain. Yet it is the core of our being baptised Christian, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. It is quite hard and a big challenge to try […]

Have you ever said “I Love you” and you really meant it?

God is poor ‘I hope you’ve dared somewhere along your journey to say “I love you” to someone. We’re afraid to say it because we’re not sure it will be accepted and given back. If we say “I love you” and don’t hear it back, it’s as if we’ve dropped our pants and exposed ourselves. […]