17th Sunday of Ordinary Time: Year A: Cycle 1


 

The Power of Jesus’ Love for us

Today, Jesus the Good Shepherd cares for the sheep by filling our hearts with his gift of fortitude. It is because of his infinite love for humanity that Jesus strengthens our inner-self. He wants us to be matured and responsible in our loving relationship with him and others. Jesus gives us two principal images of the Kingdom of God. On one hand, we are presented with a kingdom founded upon pearls and treasures; on the other hand, he speaks of the suffering image of ‘fire’. This should not surprise us, because the tension between good and bad is part of our very existence. Jesus’ loving presence in the world, frees and liberates us from hell. Hell is the final home for evil and all its counterparts. It is because of God’s love for humanity and the world, that hell is created. If not, the world would never be free of evil pain and sufferings. There will come a time when humanity and the world will be finally purified of all evil, sufferings injustice…Amen, Alleluia! This evil will end up in hell. Jesus has chosen us to live for him in his abundant and infinite love. In addition, Matthew 16: 18 tells us, ” And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” We have been graced and purified by his blood of endless love and compassion. Why would any human created in God’s image and likeness, baptized in Jesus Christ, reject Jesus’ everlasting love, and prefer to return to hell at the final judgement?

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16th Sunday of Year A: Cycle 1( 2017)


 

Today, it’s all about internal peace and solidarity with others – the smallest seed becomes the greatest and it is also a shelter to other birds. Jesus’ analogy is perfect. At our baptism, this seed is planted in our hearts, minds and bodies. It is “watered” and cared for, by receiving the other sacraments – Eucharist, Penance, Confirmation etc. As we become more matured and responsible members of the Church, we are called to become the persons of love, discipline and responsibility – not only for ourselves but for others. This helps us to be aware and conscious of our needs and that of our neighbours. In stretching our hands to the neighbour, we become the solid support upon which he/she depends, in times of trouble or difficulties. Whether we give an encouraging word, a silent presence to a friend or a prayer on his behalf, we are in solidarity with others.

Sunday 23rd August 2015


Reflection for 21st Sunday of Year B – Aug. 23rd 2015

Over the past Sundays the Church has been presenting to us the challenges Jesus faces, as he tries to teach and live the New Wisdom to his followers. Jesus’ teaching is new and authoritative. He teaches with confidence. Again, this Sunday Jesus is trying to let his followers understand that he is the New Spiritual and Divine bread come down from heaven. His flesh and blood are the New Divine and Spiritual wisdom that liberates us of our past sins, our past hurts, our painful childhood memories, our historical past. In him every person and community has a new beginning. No other person can bring such peace to the world but Jesus Christ, the only son of the Father in heaven. When others left Jesus, the disciples remained with him saying, “Lord to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” Saint Kateri recognized this New Spiritual and Divine power and accepted it. May we continue to receive this Divine and Spiritual healing through the body and blood of Jesus at Mass.

I fell


I do not believe it,
But it is true,
Of all the days of my life,
Today,
I have fallen,
And oh What a pleasant fall,
In love,
To be,
To be human,
To understand,
That Jesus fell in love with humanity,
And for that his life on a cross ended,
But through this seemingly defeat,
Everlasting life flowed into my veins.

“the last breath”


As the winds of life,
My soul gently leads to its inner rest,
I cease not in this momemt of bliss,
For to rest would impede not thine own,
But that which is me,

And so my soul to the winds of change ignore,
For it knows none but its path to its eyes be glued,
In this vast abys yet everreadily sublime,
It chances not to forsake its heart,

And here at last it sees itself,
In that mystery of life soothingly pure,
It can nothing do but enshrine this cure,
In its inner quest to love undure,

This breath that once eluded its grasp,
Is yet so close to its yearning heart,
For in that one moment of glance,
The eternal sought has to it succumbed.

"the last breath"


As the winds of life,
My soul gently leads to its inner rest,
I cease not in this momemt of bliss,
For to rest would impede not thine own,
But that which is me,

And so my soul to the winds of change ignore,
For it knows none but its path to its eyes be glued,
In this vast abys yet everreadily sublime,
It chances not to forsake its heart,

And here at last it sees itself,
In that mystery of life soothingly pure,
It can nothing do but enshrine this cure,
In its inner quest to love undure,

This breath that once eluded its grasp,
Is yet so close to its yearning heart,
For in that one moment of glance,
The eternal sought has to it succumbed.