Chair of St Peter, Apostle: Saturday 22nd February, 2020

Dear Friend in the Lord, Peter – “The Rock”: In today’s Gospel, Jesus appoints Peter as the head of the apostles, preparing him to lead the institutional Church, when He is Dies, Rises and Ascends into Heaven. Peter’s deep faith and love for Jesus and his humility makes Continue Reading

Ord.Wk 6th: Friday 21st February, 2020

Dear Friend in the Lord, Faith – Cross: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaims to His disciples and the crowd that those who wish to follow Him as a disciple must “take up his cross”.  No person wishes to suffer. However, the depth of our love and commitment is Continue Reading

Ord.Wk 6th: Thursday 20th February, 2020

Dear Friend in the Lord, Strong Faith: In today’s Gospel, Peter proclaimed firmly, “You are the Christ.”  Do we have such deep faith and personal love for Jesus in our daily living, and painful challenges?  Pray for the grace to build our lives more deeply on our love Continue Reading

Ord.Wk 6th: Wednesday 19th February, 2020

Dear Friend in the Lord, Cures and Conversion: In today’s Gospel, Jesus cured the blind man in stages.  This process reminds us of the reality that the “cures and conversion” of our hearts need not necessarily be instant.  Let us trust Jesus more fully and let God’s Providence Continue Reading

Ord.Wk 6th: Tuesday 18th February, 2020

Dear Friend in the Lord, Faith - Miracles: In today’s Gospel, Jesus’ disciples lacked faith in Him as the Saviour.  He reminded them about the miracles of the multiplication of loaves that fed thousands of hungry people.  Recall with deeper gratitude the many miracles that Jesus has worked Continue Reading

Ord.Wk 6th: Monday 17th February, 2020

Dear Friend in the Lord, Sincerity – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus reminds us of our need to be sincere in our search for Jesus as our Saviour and Lord.  Sincerity opens our minds and hearts to the Light and Love of Jesus, but scepticism hinders the reception Continue Reading

Ord.Wk 6th: Sunday 16th February, 2020

Dear Friend in the Lord, Lust – Respect: In today’s Gospel, Jesus challenges His disciples and us to live the radical and wholesome life of the Kingdom.  Treat each human person with respect and dignity because God Created us in His Image and Likeness.  Lust is sexual exploitation Continue Reading

Ord.Wk 5th: Saturday 15th February, 2020

Dear Friend in the Lord, Jesus’ Compassion: In today’s miracles of the loaves and fish to feed the great crowds who were hungry, Jesus gives us an indication of His infinite Compassion towards everyone who is suffering.  Jesus heals us physically, emotionally and most of all spiritually.  Ponder Continue Reading

Ord.Wk 5th: Friday 14th February, 2020

Dear Friend in the Lord, Deaf Mute – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus cured the deaf mute who, with deep gratitude, praised Jesus and testified zealously to all peoples.  Do we testify and urge people to come to know Jesus and His Good News of Salvation?  Do we Continue Reading

Ord.Wk 5th: Thursday 13th February, 2020

Dear Friend in the Lord, God’s Mercy: In today’s Gospel, a gentile woman pleaded that Jesus expel the devil from her daughter. Jesus praised her humility and granted her wish.  Jesus answers all our prayers with much Compassion.  We are called to deepen our love for Jesus and Continue Reading

Ord.Wk 5th: Wednesday 12th February, 2020

Dear Friend in the Lord, “Interior Self”: In today’s Gospel, Jesus says, “It is what comes out of a person that makes him unclean: fornication, theft, murder, adultery, avarice, malice, deceit, indecency, envy, slander, pride and folly.  All of these “sinful” ways, can be overcome by focusing our Continue Reading

Ord.Wk 5th: Tuesday 11th February, 2020

Dear Friend in the Lord, Faith – Depth?: In today’s Gospel, the Pharisees and scribes questioned Jesus on why His disciples did not observe the cleansing rituals of the hands before eating.  Jesus pointed out their hypocrisy, of honouring God with “lip-service”.  Ponder on, “Is my faith, hope Continue Reading

Ord.Wk 5th: Monday 10th February, 2020

Dear Friend in the Lord, Clamouring for Jesus: In today’s Gospel, great crowds were clamouring for Jesus and followed Him wherever He went. bringing people with all kinds of sickness to Him to be cured.  When we “clamour” for Jesus, do we do so out of sincere love Continue Reading

Ord.Wk 5th: Sunday 9th February, 2020

Dear Friend in the Lord, “Salt & Lamp” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus uses the images of “salt and lamp” to highlight the purpose of their existence.  And, if they are not achieved, then they have no reason to exist.  Likewise, if we lose our faith in Continue Reading
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