No more we doubt Thee, glorious Prince of life…

When the risen Jesus appeared in the Upper Room, why was it locked?  The disciples were afraid, frightened to be honest.  Jesus had been killed; would that be their fate too?  In their fear, they all began doubting Him.  When He appeared they realised He offered a...

Has no one condemned you? …

The Scribes and Pharisees wanted to trap Jesus, even at the cost of a woman’s life! What was she thinking and feeling while being dragged before the Lord? People laughing at her, treating her like dirt; perhaps she thought she was dirt. The Law of Moses demanded her...

Seek Justice, says the Lord …

We are like fig trees – we too need to be fruitful in life!  The ancient Christians believed that every Mass was a fruitful victory for the Kingdom of God.  The early martyrs were seen not as victims but as victors defeating evil in their witness to Jesus, who is...

Lent

The season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday. It is the time when the whole Church prepares to celebrate the death and resurrection of Christ. The period of Lent lasts for forty days. This is in imitation of Christ who fasted for forty days just before He began His...

In Jesus’ name I come to you…

Is the Lord asking too much?  Is he expecting too much of us?  No, He is only telling us to be forgiving so we can receive forgiveness.  In St Matthew’s Gospel, the Jewish people are told to be sincere or perfect as their heavenly Father is sincere or perfect.  In St...

A blessing on those…

It is impossible to create an ideal society that does not have God as its foundation, its heart and its goal.  The twentieth century began with the most terrible war mankind had ever endured.  Millions were killed in the battlefields.  They called it the Great War. ...