4th Week, Ordinary Time : Sunday 29th January, 2023

Dear Friend in the Lord, “Beatitudes” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaimed the “Beatitudes” to reveal that God’s Kingdom and Ways are not like the superficial and self-centred ways of the secular and materialistic world.  Ponder on, “The profound beauty of Jesus’ Beatitudes that can only be Continue Reading

3rd Week, Ordinary Time : Saturday 28th January, 2023

Dear Friend in the Lord, “Calming of the Storm” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus calmed the storm that was threatening the lives of His disciples.  Ponder on, “When our lives are threatened with poor health, finance and family crises, do we lose faith in Jesus who can Continue Reading

3rd Week, Ordinary Time : Friday 27th January, 2023

Dear Friend in the Lord, “God’s Kingdom”: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaims to the crowds that the Kingdom of God can be likened to a mustard seed; the smallest of all seeds, but has the potential to grow into the biggest shrub.  Ponder on, “Our faith can grow, Continue Reading

Sts Timothy and Titus, Bishops: Thursday 26th January, 2023

Dear Friend in the Lord, “Serving God’s Kingdom”: In today’s Gospel, Jesus commissioned seventy-two disciples to spread God’s Peace and Salvation to all towns and villages.  They are to serve in poverty, expect painful challenges, and cure the sick in His Name.  Ponder on, “What sacrifices are we Continue Reading

Conversion of St Paul, Apostle: Wednesday 25th January, 2023

Dear Friend in the Lord, Paul’s Conversion – Faith: In today’s celebration of St Paul’s conversion, we are reminded that, with God’s Mercy, there are no sinners whose sins are so great that they cannot be converted.  Ponder on, “Do not give up hope on any persons, who Continue Reading

3rd Week, Ordinary Time : Tuesday 24th January, 2023

Dear Friend in the Lord, Divine Mystery: In today’s Gospel, while Jesus was Teaching, His mother came to look for Him.  He replied, “My mother and brothers are those who do the Will of God.  In saying this, Jesus revealed His identity as the Messiah, but many still Continue Reading

3rd Week, Ordinary Time : Monday 23rd January, 2023

Dear Friend in the Lord, “Sin - Holy Spirit”: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaimed to the scribes that the sin against the Holy Spirit cannot be forgiven.  Ponder on, “All sins can be forgiven, if we repent.  However, God cannot “force us to repent”.  He respects our freedom Continue Reading

3rd Week, Ordinary Time : Sunday 22nd January, 2023

Dear Friend in the Lord, “Fishers of men” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus called Simon Peter, Andrew, James and John from their fishing profession to be “fishers of men” in His Kingdom, to serve the Salvation of all peoples.  Ponder on, “Do we give time and attention Continue Reading

2nd Week, Ordinary Time : Saturday 21st January, 2023

Dear Friend in the Lord, Relationships – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus’ relations were preventing Him from meeting the crowds, as they did not recognise that He is the Messiah.  Ponder on, “Do we find certain close relationships hindering us from living and witnessing our Catholic faith?  If Continue Reading

2nd Week, Ordinary Time : Friday 20th January, 2023

Dear Friend in the Lord, “Call of Apostles”: In today’s Gospel, Jesus called the Twelve “apostles”. They are to serve as His closest companions and leaders of His Mission of the Good News of Salvation.  Ponder on, “As Catholic Christians, are we ‘fulfilling’ our responsibilities of building communities Continue Reading

2nd Week, Ordinary Time : Thursday 19th January, 2023

Dear Friend in the Lord, Jesus’ Pastoral Ministry: In today’s Gospel, great crowds were clamouring for Jesus who proclaimed the Good News of Salvation.  He cured all kinds of sicknesses, and expelled evil spirits from the possessed.  Ponder on, “When we go to Jesus for our needs, His Continue Reading

2nd Week, Ordinary Time : Wednesday 18th January, 2023

Dear Friend in the Lord, “Compassionate God”: In today’s Gospel, the Pharisees began to plot to kill Jesus, because He cured a man with a withered hand on the Sabbath.  The cold hearted living of the Sabbath Laws, destroys God’s Compassionate Love and Mercy for His people. Ponder Continue Reading

2nd Week, Ordinary Time : Tuesday 17th January, 2023

Dear Friend in the Lord, “Church’s Laws” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, the Pharisees condemned Jesus for “picking ears of corn on the Sabbath”.  Ponder on, “The Church’s regulations e.g. attending Mass on Sundays are to be lived out of our sincere love and devotion for God, and Continue Reading

2nd Week, Ordinary Time : Monday 16th January, 2023

Dear Friend in the Lord, “Messiah in our midst” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, the Pharisees rejected Jesus as the Messiah, and criticised Him and His disciples for breaking the Sabbath Laws of fasting.  Ponder on, “Do we consciously seek God’s Presence: in all things, situations and peoples?  Continue Reading
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