The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary : Saturday 15th August, 2020

Dear Friend in the Lord, Mary’s Assumption: In today’s solemnity celebration, the Church affirms that the gift of Eternal Life in heaven is won by Jesus’ Death and Resurrection.  Mary, the Mother of Jesus and our Mother is the perfect disciple of obedience to God’s Will.  Do we put Continue Reading

19th Week in Ordinary Time : Friday 14th August, 2020

Dear Friend in the Lord, Marriage-Fidelity: In today’s Gospel, in answer to the Pharisees, Jesus affirmed that it is God’s Will that the marriage commitment is indissoluble.  An annulled marriage is the Church’s pronouncement that there is no validity in the marriage, and thus one is free to marry.  Continue Reading

19th Week in Ordinary Time : Thursday 13th August, 2020

Dear Friend in the Lord, Mercy - Gratitude: In today’s Gospel Parable of the “Merciful King”, we are each called to be grateful to God for His Merciful Love towards us.  Every person is indebted to God, as we sin daily and even grievously.  If we are truly grateful Continue Reading

19th Week in Ordinary Time : Wednesday 12th August, 2020

Dear Friend in the Lord, Mercy - Wrongdoing: In today’s Gospel, Jesus reminds us to treat each other with mercy, respect and forgiving love when someone does something wrong.  Let us remember that God our Father who is infinite Mercy and Love is always in our midst.  To love Continue Reading

19th Week in Ordinary Time : Tuesday 11th August, 2020

Dear Friend in the Lord, “God’s Kingdom”: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaims that “a little child” is “the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.”  This Gospel Truth proclaims God’s preferential Love and Compassionate Care for the “least, the last and the lost” of the secular world.  Do we live Continue Reading

St Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr : Monday 10th August, 2020

Dear Friend in the Lord, Sacrificial Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaims to His disciples, “unless a wheat grain falls into the earth and dies, it remains only a single grain; but if it dies, it yields a rich harvest.”  Are we willing to “make sacrifices and die to Continue Reading

Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time : 9th August 2020

Dear Friend in the Lord, Trust – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Peter’s faith was strong enough for him to get out of the boat and walk on the sea towards Jesus.  However, his fears weakened his faith and he began to sink.  “Do we trust Jesus in good times, Continue Reading

18th Week in Ordinary Time : Saturday 8th August, 2020

Dear Friend in the Lord, Faith in God: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaims, “If your faith is the size of a mustard seed,” you can move mountains, and “nothing will be impossible for you.”  God is infinite Power, Wisdom and Love.  And so, if our faith in Him is Continue Reading

18th Week in Ordinary Time : Friday, 7th August 2020

Dear Friend in the Lord, Earthly and Eternal Life: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaims that we have to make a decisive choice of whether we truly want to receive the gift of Eternal Life to live with God or not.  And if so, then we are to live this Continue Reading

Transfiguration of the Lord: Thursday 6th August, 2020

Dear Friend in the Lord, Transfiguration of Jesus: In today’s Gospel, Jesus was Transfigured.  He revealed His divinity and union with His Father in the dazzling Light of the Spirit.  Have our experiences of God’s Divine Power and Providence deepened our love for Him, as it did for Peter, Continue Reading

18th Week in Ordinary Time : Wednesday, 5th August 2020

Dear Friend in the Lord, Humility – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus expelled the devil from the Canaanite woman’s daughter, because of her great faith and humility.  For God to answer our prayers we need to have a strong and humble faith.  Such faith surrenders the outcome to God Continue Reading

18th Week in Ordinary Time : Tuesday, 4th August 2020

Dear Friend in the Lord, “Blindness” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus reprimanded the Pharisees for their spiritual blindness of their faith.  They observed the external rituals, but not the spirit of the Law.  Practise true faith reverence, worship and love God through our lives of justice, mercy and Continue Reading

18th Week in Ordinary Time : Monday, 3rd August 2020

Dear Friend in the Lord, Trusting Jesus: In today’s Gospel, Peter got out of the boat and walked towards Jesus on the sea; trusting in Him.  Do we also dare to get out of the “securities and comforts” of our routine lives, works and relationships, and trust Jesus more Continue Reading

Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time : 2nd August, 2020

Dear Friend in the Lord, Compassion of Jesus: In today’s Gospel, Jesus shows His Compassion through His divine healing for those who were sick and performed the miracles of the loaves and fish to feed the hungry crowd.  Ponder on, “How have I experienced Jesus’ Compassion when I was Continue Reading
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