26th Week in Ordinary Time : Friday 30th September, 2022

Dear Friend in the Lord, God’s Truth - Rejection: In today’s Gospel, Jesus reminded His disciples that the towns of Chorazin, Bethsaida and Capernaum who rejected God’s offer of the Good News of Salvation, paid the consequences for their actions.  Ponder on, “How receptive and grateful are we to Continue Reading

The Holy Archangels Michael, Gabriel, Raphael: Thursday 29th Sept.2022

Dear Friend in the Lord, Archangels – Faith: In today’s celebration of the archangels, we are celebrating God’s special gifts to humanity represented by Michael, God’s Protector; Gabriel, God’s Messenger, and Raphael, God’s gift of health.  Ponder on, “God’s love for us is wholesome and personal to ensure that Continue Reading

26th Week in Ordinary Time : Wednesday 28th September, 2022

Dear Friend in the Lord, Following Jesus – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus met three men who wanted to follow Him as His disciples.  Nevertheless, they had other priorities of needs and concerns that they had to attend to.  Ponder on, “Is God our highest priority and the deepest Continue Reading

26th Week in Ordinary Time : Tuesday 27th September, 2022

Dear Friend in the Lord, Freedom – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus turned away from a Samaritan town that rejected them.  Ponder on, “God gives everyone the freedom to accept His Gospel of Salvation.  Do we value the gift of faith and live as faithfully as we can so Continue Reading

26th Week in Ordinary Time : Monday 26th September, 2022

Dear Friend in the Lord, “Inclusive Faith”: In today’s Gospel, Jesus prohibited the disciples from preventing anyone from doing God’s work, like curing the sick and driving out devils in God’s Name.  He said, “Anyone who is not against us is for us.”  Ponder on, “Do we promote unity Continue Reading

26th Week in Ordinary Time – World Day of Migrants and Refugees : Sunday 25th September, 2022

Dear Friend in the Lord, “Spiritual Blindness” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus used the Parable of the “Rich man and Lazarus,” to remind the Pharisees of their “spiritual blindness” to the Gospel Truth that offers Eternal Salvation.  Ponder on, “How important is God to me in my daily Continue Reading

25th Week in Ordinary Time : Saturday 24th September, 2022

Dear Friend in the Lord, Commitment in Faith: In today’s Gospel, even as everyone admired Jesus for all He did, He knew of His impending Suffering and Death because of His Fidelity to His Father’s Will.  Ponder on, “Are we distracted by the praises we receive in our services Continue Reading

25th Week in Ordinary Time : Friday 23rd September, 2022

Dear Friend in the Lord, “Who is Jesus?” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus wanted His disciples to know and believe in the Truth that He is “Christ, the Son of God.”  Ponder on, “Do we live our faith and pray superficially?  And, do we make the needed efforts Continue Reading

25th Week in Ordinary Time : Thursday 22nd September, 2022

Dear Friend in the Lord, “Fears – Faith”: In today’s Gospel, King Herod was filled with guilt and fears for having beheaded John the Baptist, as he could have come back to life.  Ponder on, “When we sin; more so when they are serious sins, our guilt can haunt Continue Reading

St Matthew, Apostle, Evangelist: Wednesday 21st September, 2022 : Tuesday 20th September, 2022

Dear Friend in the Lord, “Mercy, not Sacrifice”:  In today’s Gospel, Jesus called Matthew the tax collector to be His apostle, while the Pharisees, ‘condemned’ him as a ‘public sinner’.  Jesus proclaimed, “Mercy pleases Me; not sacrifice.”  Ponder on, “When we condemn sinners, are we not being self-righteous, like Continue Reading

25th Week in Ordinary Time : Tuesday 20th September, 2022

Dear Friend in the Lord, God’s Word – Unites: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaims that the greatest importance in life and the deepest of all relationships is to obey and live God’s Will.  Ponder on, “Do we treat God as of secondary importance to our family?  If we love Continue Reading

25th Week in Ordinary Time : Monday 19th September, 2022

Dear Friend in the Lord, God’s Truth – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaims to His disciples that the Good News of Salvation must be witnessed through bringing transformation to people’s lives, and not be kept private.  Ponder on, “Is our faith focussed on building our ‘own private holiness Continue Reading

25th Week in Ordinary Time : Sunday, 18th September 2022

Dear Friend in the Lord, “Genuine Riches” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus reminded His apostles, that if the temptations of the “material riches of money” are very great, then how can God trust us with more ‘genuine spiritual riches?” Ponder on, “Are our lives dominated more by ‘material Continue Reading

24th Week in Ordinary Time : Saturday 17th September, 2022

Dear Friend in the Lord, “Parable of the Sower” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaimed the “Parable of the Sower” to draw the large crowds to reflect on their response to God’s offer of Eternal Salvation.  Ponder on, “Is my faith more like the seeds that fell on the Continue Reading
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