18th Week in Ordinary Times : Dedication of Basilica of St Mary Major: Thursday 5th August, 2021

Dear Friend in the Lord, God’s Word: In today’s Gospel, as a woman praised Mary for being the Mother of Jesus, He replied, “Still happier those who hear the Word of God and keep it.”  It is God’s Word that created everything that exist: the universe, human beings and Continue Reading

18th Week in Ordinary Times : Wednesday 4th August, 2021

Dear Friend in the Lord, Faith and Humility: In today’s Gospel, the Canaanite woman, with humility and great faith in Jesus, moved Him to expel the devil in her daughter.  Ponder on, “Likewise, for our faith in Jesus to be deep, we need the virtue of humility, so that Continue Reading

18th Week in Ordinary Times : Tuesday 3rd August, 2021

Dear Friend in the Lord, Prayer and Trust: In today’s Gospel, Jesus spent time praying to His Father; moved with care for His disciples, He went to meet them on the stormy lake.  Peter, filled with courage and faith stepped out of the boat and walked towards Jesus; but Continue Reading

18th Week in Ordinary Times : Monday 2nd August, 2021

Dear Friend in the Lord, Jesus’ Compassion: In today’s Gospel, Jesus fed the large crowds through the miracle of the five loaves and two fish.  Millions are suffering immensely in the world; more so during this covid-19 pandemic, let us never doubt in Jesus’ Compassion on everyone who is Continue Reading

18th Week in Ordinary Times : Sunday 1st August, 2021

Dear Friend in the Lord, Life – Main Purpose: In today’s Gospel, Jesus reminded the crowds, “Work for food that endures for Eternal Life.”  Ponder on, “Is the main purpose in our lives to seek and live God the Father’s Will, so that we can gain Eternal Life?  How Continue Reading

St Ignatius of Loyola : Saturday 31st July, 2021

Dear Friend in the Lord, Behaviour – Faith: In today’s Gospel, John the Baptist was beheaded because King Herod, was too rash in offering anything Salome wanted, when she seduced him through a dance. He was too weak to obey his conscience, for not killing John.  Ponder on, “Do Continue Reading

17th Week in Ordinary Times : Friday 30th July, 2021

Dear Friend in the Lord, Routine Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus was not accepted as the Messiah in His own hometown, because they were too familiar with Him.  Ponder on, “Do we take the gift of Faith, Goodness and Mercy of God, the Sacraments like the Eucharist for granted”?  Continue Reading

Feast of St Martha : Thursday 29th July, 2021

Dear Friend in the Lord, “Martha & Mary”: In today’s Gospel, Jesus praises Mary for choosing to listen to Him, instead of being busy preparing the food for Him.  True hospitality is more than offering material needs; it is loving them in personal ways that will make them more Continue Reading

17th Week in Ordinary Times : Wednesday 28th July, 2021

Dear Friend in the Lord, “Kingdom of Heaven”: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaims that the “Kingdom of Heaven” is the most precious treasure in our life; this is divine gift of faith that offers Eternal Life.  Ponder on, “Do we value people, possessions and power as more important than Continue Reading

17th Week in Ordinary Times : Tuesday 27th July, 2021

Dear Friend in the Lord, Good and Evil Spirits: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaims that Good Spirits lead us to God, while Bad Spirits lead us away from God.  Ponder on, “Do we have a discerning heart that is able to distinguish between the Good and the Bad Spirits?  Continue Reading

17th Week in Ordinary Times : Monday 26th July, 2021

Dear Friend in the Lord, Gift of Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaims that the “Kingdom of Heaven” is like a mustard seed; the smallest seed, but it can grow into the biggest shrub.  Likewise, the gift of faith that we receive can also, with God’s grace grow into Continue Reading

17th Week in Ordinary Times : Sunday 25th July, 2021

Dear Friend in the Lord, Miracles – Faith:  In today’s Gospel, Jesus performed the miracle to feed five thousand men, with five loaves of bread and two fishes. Ponder on, “Do we limit what God can do for us in our lives?  God’s Love and Mercy for us is Continue Reading

16th Week in Ordinary Times : Saturday 24th July, 2021

Dear Friend in the Lord, Regular Sins: In today’s Gospel, Jesus uses the “Parable of the Darnel and Wheat” to proclaim the importance of developing a sensitive conscience that is built on our personal love for Jesus.  Ponder on, “When we justify our sins, we weaken our love for Continue Reading

16th Week in Ordinary Times : Friday 23rd July, 2021

Dear Friend in the Lord, Faith – Fidelity: In today’s Gospel, Jesus explains the “Parable of the Sower” to remind us of the different temptations and ways in which we fall into sin, and drift from our relationship with God.  Ponder on, “What are my greatest temptations, my grievous Continue Reading
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