17th August 2019 Saturday 19th Week of Ordinary Time
Joshua 24:14-29, Matthew 19:13-15
“The only thing that matters”
Jesus continues to call us to be like little children in the sense of being child-like and not childish. To be child-like is to have a simple and trusting faith that leads us to open ourselves to respond to God’s call for a deeper communion with Him. As we enter more into relationship with God, we start to realise that when everything is stripped away, the only thing that matters is Him.
16th August 2019 Friday 19th Week of Ordinary Time - St. Stephen of Hungary
Joshua 24:1-13, Matthew 19:3-12
“Commitment is the key”
The message for us in today’s Gospel is: Commitment.
Let us go beyond commitment in marriages to reflect on the different commitments that we have in our life.
Authentic commitment requires us to have true love that stays with a friend, a spouse, a child, a parent during their ‘good times’ and especially in their ‘bad times’.
15th August 2019 Thursday 19th Week of Ordinary Time - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Revelations 11:19,12:1-6,10, 1 Corinthians 15:20-27, Luke 1:39-56
“Rushing to do God’s stuff”
When Mary heard the good news about her cousin, Elizabeth, she did not wait or procrastinate. She took action by leaving the comfort of her home in order to travel a great distance to visit her cousin, Elizabeth.
13th August 2019 Tuesday 19th Week of Ordinary Time - Ss. Pontian and Hippolytus
Deuteronomy 31:1-8, Matthew 18:1-5,10,12-14
"To live in the present"
Jesus invites us to become like little children and live in the present moment. It is in the present moment where God reveals Himself. In the present moment, we come to be aware that God is with us and that He cares for us. We need to plan and work for a better future, but without missing the present moment. We take delight in life itself with all its goodness and wonderment. Living in the present, we learn how to love the people around us rather than focus on past resentments or the many expectations we have of them. Becoming like little children leads us to let God be God, let others be others and let ourselves be ourselves.