St Andrew, Apostle: Monday 30th November, 2020

Dear Friend in the Lord, “God’s Calling”: In today’s Gospel, Jesus called Peter, Andrew, James and John to be His disciples.  They responded fully and immediately.  Ponder on, “When God prompts us to do certain things, to serve certain needs or to pray during trials, do we respond immediately Continue Reading

First Sunday of Advent : 29th November, 2020

Dear Friend in the Lord, Vigilance – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus cautions His disciples to live the Gospel with vigilance.  Ponder on, “The vigilance of our faith should be founded on God’s Love for us and our love for Him, and not out of the fear of God’s Continue Reading

Last Week in Ordinary Time : Saturday 28th November, 2020

Dear Friend in the Lord, Vigilance in Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus cautioned His disciples about living their faith in the Gospel of Salvation superficially.  Those who take God’s Love and Mercy for granted can lose the gift of Eternal Life.  Jesus urges, “Pray at all times”.  Ponder on, Continue Reading

Last Week in Ordinary Time : Friday 27th November, 2020

Dear Friend in the Lord, “Be Discerning” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus urges His disciples to live a more discerning life and to notice the many “signs” that remind them of the Truth that God is almighty.  Ponder on, “God is infinitely powerful, and infinitely Merciful, Just and Continue Reading

Last Week in Ordinary Time : Thursday 26th November, 2020

Dear Friend in the Lord, “End of the World” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus describes graphically to His disciples the “Second Coming”; the end of the world and reminds them to embrace it without fear, for their reward of Eternal Happiness will be bestowed upon them.  Ponder on, Continue Reading

Last Week in Ordinary Time : Wednesday 25th November, 2020

Dear Friend in the Lord, “Trials, Persecution – Faith”: In today’s Gospel, Jesus cautioned His disciples that they will suffer much and even die for their faith, in His Name.  However, God will give them the gift of Eternal Life that no one can destroy.  Ponder on, “If our Continue Reading

Last Week in Ordinary Time : Tuesday 24th November, 2020

Dear Friend in the Lord, “Deception” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus cautioned His disciples, “Do not be deceived” by false claims of being the Saviour or the End of the world.  The great deceptions to avoid are those that destroy not only our family, but our faith and Continue Reading

Last Week in Ordinary Time : Monday, 23rd November 2020

Dear Friend in the Lord, “Generosity” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus praises the poor widow who puts into the treasury all that she has to live on; her two coins.  This is in contrast to the rich who gave their loose change.  Ponder on, “Do I share only Continue Reading

Solemnity Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe : Sunday 22nd November, 2020

Dear Friend in the Lord, Christ the King: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaims that when the Son of Man comes in His Glory, we will be judged on how much Christ-like love and compassion we have shown.  Ponder on, “Is Jesus truly our “King” whom we love and serve Continue Reading

Presentation of Mary : Saturday 21st November, 2020

Dear Friend in the Lord, Essence of Life: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaims that the essence of our living is to be obedient to His Father’s Will in heaven.  All our family and other relationships are important, but our relationship with God is the essence of our living, as Continue Reading

33rd Week in Ordinary Times : Friday 20th November, 2020

Dear Friend in the Lord, Gospel of Challenges: In today’s Gospel episode, Jesus drove out the merchants as they were desecrating the Temple; which is meant for the worship of God.  The Gospel of Christ always challenges us to become more Christ-like.  “Are we willing to accept the challenges Continue Reading

33rd Week in Ordinary Times : Thursday 19th November, 2020

Dear Friend in the Lord, “Peace within the Cross”:  In today’s Gospel, as Jesus drew near and saw Jerusalem, where He would Suffer and Die, He exclaimed, “This day is the way to Peace!”  Pray for the faith to embrace the Truth of the Gospel of Jesus wholeheartedly; for Continue Reading

Dedication Basilicas of Sts Peter and Paul : Wednesday 18th November, 2020

Dear Friend in the Lord, Fears – Faith: In today’s Gospel episode, Jesus walks on the rough waves towards His disciples’ boat.  Peter got out of the boat and walked on the waters as Jesus had called for him, but he began to sink when he became afraid.  Jesus Continue Reading

33rd Week in Ordinary Times : Tuesday 17th November, 2020

Dear Friend in the Lord, “Heart’s Desires” – Faith: In today’s Gospel episode, Zacchaeus the senior tax collector shows his sincere desires to discover more deeply who Jesus is.  Thus, he allowed Jesus to transform him.  Ponder on, “Are we willing or resisting Jesus who wants to transform us?  Continue Reading
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