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The Auction: A parable of our Salvation

You may remember,  I have proposed at the beginning of our Lenten journey that we would take this season as a Walk with Jesus with all Sundays in lent as our major stops. I also proposed then to meditate on the person of Jesus as we go along with him. On the First Sunday of […]

The ‘little people’ on the ‘death’ of Jesus

Palm Sunday 2012 (Readings) In the 1660s, the famous English diarist, Samuel Pepys, would go to church twice on Sundays – in the morning and in the afternoon. This was not because he was especially pious, but rather because a good sermon was free public entertainment. If the preacher didn’t go on for at least […]

Seeing Jesus is believing in Him

Homily for  5th Sunday of Lent 2012 There is a hymn for our Night Prayer of the Church that I really like. It goes like this: ‘The sun that bids us rest is waking, our brethren ‘neath the western sky, and hour by hour fresh lips are making, thy wondrous  doings heard on high.’ This […]

The Hour is coming….

Lent V B 2012 The prophet Jeremiah suffered and wrote early in the 6th century B.C.  That was more than 1000 years after Abraham. During those centuries God had chosen the Jewish people to be his very own people whose just laws and good behaviour would draw others to the knowledge and love of God. […]

Fourth Stop: Keep up with Jesus

Homily for 4th Sunday of Lent 2012         I am not going to burden you with another story since we just have heard a narration of a very long story. It is a story of a blind man who has been touched personally (made a spittle, put this over the eyes of the […]

Third stop: Catching up with Jesus by the well

Homily for the 3rd Sunday of Lent 2012  (the Samaritan woman at the well) On the occasion of the first Scrutiny for the elect and for the candidates for Easter ceremony. Friends thank you all for coming again today and continuing this Lenten journey with me. Welcome to our third stop. Yes, as I’ve proposed […]

Jesus in love: Homily for 3rd Sunday of Lent 2012

READINGS FOR THE DAY Friends, welcome to our third stop in our Lenten journey. Today we see Jesus getting ‘upset’ over what he has seen happening in the temple where God is to be worshipped. Yesterday, I visited one of the classes here at St Therese School, and a kid asked me: ‘Why did I […]