26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis)

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis) How we admire the obedience a dog shows to its master! Archibald Rutledge, the American storyteller wrote that one day he met a man whose dog had just been killed in a forest fire. Heartbroken, the man explained to Rutledge...

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Simham)

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Simham) Today’s Scripture passages warn us that it is our final decision for or against God, that is, our choosing to obey Him gracefully by doing His will or our choosing to go against His will, which will decide our eternal reward...

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis)

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis) It’s judgment day, and everyone is lined up in the clouds waiting at the pearly gates. Everyone in line is watching as Peter stands as gatekeeper, admitting some and denying entry to others. Some of those waiting in...

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Simham)

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Simham) NO JEALOSY IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD This legendary story is well known. Yet, it is worth repeating. Once a person went through a rigorous process of penance and prayer to please God and he succeeded. God appeared and said, “What...

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis)

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis) In the Gospel of the 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Jesus tells us of the need to forgive our brothers and sisters. It is not easy to forgive. There are some offences and insults that go on hurting us. Some say, “I forgive,...

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Simham)

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Simham) Last week Jesus was talking to us about something which we find very easy to give and difficult to take. Correction. Today Jesus is talking to us about something which we find very easy to take but find it hard to give. That...