29th June 2018 Friday 12th Week of Ordinary Time - Ss. Peter and Paul
Acts 12:1-11, 2 Timothy 4:6-8,17-18, Matthew 16:13-19
“The Imperfect vessels”
Today, we celebrate the feast of Ss. Peter and Paul. What made them great? What made them become such important figures in the church? Were they perfect and ﬂawless that God used their lives as His instruments?
28th June 2018 Thursday 12th Week of Ordinary Time - St. Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr
2 Kings 24:8-17, Matthew 7:21-29
“Build on Rock”
There are people who constantly speak about God but they do not speak to God. They use the name of Jesus but they do not have a personal encounter with Jesus. To be Jesus’ real disciples, it is not enough for us to speak or do things for Jesus and neglect the most fundamental thing, i.e. relationship with Jesus, the Person, the Friend, the Master.
Is Jesus the centre of our life? Is He the Rock on which we build our life?
27th June 2018 Wednesday 12th Week of Ordinary Time - St. Cyril of Alexandria
2 Kings 22:8-13,23:1-3, Matthew 7:15-20
“Good tree, good fruit”
Jesus wants us to be the good tree that bears good fruit. It is time to look deep down inside us and see with honesty what kind of tree we are?
26th June 2018 Tuesday 12th Week of Ordinary Time
2 Kings 19:9-11,14-21,31-35,36, Matthew 7:6,12-14
"A sharing on dogs and pigs"
There are some things that do not go together, like fire and water, heat and cold, night and day, etc. In the Jewish culture, dogs and pigs are considered to be unclean animals. If precious gems are put on pigs and dogs are given holiness that radiates God’s beauty and truth, we become unsettled by such sights. Jesus’ message to us is that there are some people who are not ready to hear the Good News we want to share with them. Perhaps they might hear and reject it and consider our words to be foolish words. Do we give up on them then? We wait patiently for their openness to receive Jesus and His message. We continue living with joy in our Christian faith, and show them, through our silent words, that God is alive.