The Kingdom of God

When one observes the world today, one can ask, “Where is God?” Is God’s presence fading or prevailing? Look at the evildoers, they are so bold; people do not know what is right or what is wrong; there is no more sense of sin. “Where is God?” The good news is that the Kingdom of…

Prayer

Those who knew Jesus and saw him in his ministry, they saw the pressure and stress on him. People were constantly looking for and following him. Whether it be for healing and curing of the sick, for exorcism, for guidance and counselling, or if they just wanted to hear him preach. On the other hand,…

Where is God?

One of the most difficult human experiences is waiting.  That is why, one thing about technology is that we no longer have to wait. You want your favourite food, your favourite movie, your favourite song and technology will give it to you immediately. You want information, technology will definitely give it to you immediately. A…

Healing and Hope

It was very hard to get sick during the time of Jesus. Perhaps it was already like a death sentence, as medicine was not as advanced as it is now. That is why it is not a surprise that people sought Jesus due to his ability to heal. In the Gospel, he healed a woman…

Power

Abraham Lincoln once said, “Nearly all men can stand adversity. If you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Also, Tao Te Ching once said, “Power can be a strong aphrodisiac and intoxicant. It reveals the character of those who hold it. How they acquire it, how they exercise it, illuminates their character…

Rest

One of the realities of life is that many of us are tired: All of us need rest. Even Christ and his disciples had to go up the mountain to rest. Three ways how to rest: First, forgiveness. Jesus said, “not only seven times but seventy-seven times”. How many of us go through life angry…

Healing

One of the most difficult of human experiences is being sick. One realizes that we are not in control after all. In the Gospel, Jesus often reminds us of another “sickness” in need of healing – the reality of devils and evils spirit. Three reflections on the healing of evil spirits: Hence, we always pray…

Good Works

One huge difference between us Catholics and Protestants is that the Protestants believe in Faith Alone. That is, just say, “Jesus is Lord.” and “Receive Him as your personal Lord and Saviour”, and you will be saved.  For Catholics, it is clear faith and good works. We remember Jesus telling his disciples, “The greatest are…

Family and Calling

I have been a priest for eighteen years this year. It is not easy but I tell people that it is the world’s best-kept secret. How a priest enters the life of people and family in their happiest moments and their most difficult moments, is beyond compare. In the words of Christ, “Anyone who has…

Sin and Healing

When Jesus was on earth, he was most sought after because of his healing. Yes, especially during those times, if one were sick that would almost be like a death sentence or long-term suffering. Hence, people would really search for Jesus for healing.  Remember that we are both body and soul. If the body is…