Tag Archive | Jesus

Zacchaeus- the tax-collector teaches us a lesson

Homily for 31st Sunday in Ordinary time year C 2013 ‘No one who meets Jesus ever stays the same’, says Philip Yancey, an American Christian writer in his Book ‘The Jesus I Never Knew.’  Yancey continues: ‘Jesus has rocked my own preconceptions and has made me ask hard questions about why those of us who […]

Prayer: A check on attitudes

Homily for 30th Sunday in Ordinary time year C 2013 A story is told of a young boy kneeling  before the Blessed Sacrament .This is his prayer. ‘Lord, I need food today for myself and for my younger brother. Please give me $20.’ The person praying near him heard his plea, so she fished out […]

Prayer is relationship and needs discipline…

Homily for 29th Sunday in Ordinary time year C 2013 Our Readings today remind us of one of the basics yet also one of the most important aspects of our faith- prayer. We need to pray because we need God whether we acknowledge him or not. We need to pray because only God can satisfy […]

Experiencing God’s love and mercy

Homily for 28th Sunday in Ordinary time year C 2013 A month after I and two other friends first arrived in Australia, we joined Corpus Christi seminary in Melbourne. We were introduced to the seminarians, and I was happy to see the mixed crowd there, I mean the mixture of nationalities in the seminary- Vietnamese, […]