June 29, 2020

I was raised as a Catholic in a society marked by religious pluralism in India. I grew up listening to wisdom stories and the philosophical and spiritual teachings of other religions and they have helped me in my journey as a Christian. In a two part series, I would li...

May 2, 2020

“… Son, why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been  looking for 

you  with great anxiety.” And he said to them, “Why were you looking for me? 

Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?” (Lk 2: 48-49).

The conversation between...

January 31, 2020

At the recommendation of a friend, I watched Netflix’s Messiah. My intention, in referring to this movie, is not to get into the debate whether the Messiah is a God-man or an anti-Christ, a fraud or a con artist, or even the geo-political nature of the movie. The Messi...

January 14, 2020

It’s winter. Most of the trees, with their beautiful leaves and lovely flowers, appear to have taken a vacation. The gentle dance of the branches in the wind and the leaves fluttering to the ground are no more sights to behold. The tall and majestic trees, devoid of fr...

January 3, 2020

At the end of every year I recall to my mind the meaningful words of Dag Hammarskjold, “For all that has been, thanks. To all that will be, yes.” His words reflect the spirit of gratitude we need to have for 2019 and a sense of Spiritual Surrender to 2020.  

Surrender i...

December 20, 2019

Christmas is indeed a beautiful and a joyful occasion for family and friends to share their love and their presence with each other. Either on Christmas Eve or on Christmas day families and friends gather together to sing Christmas carols, share stories, unwrap Christm...

December 20, 2019

One of the common sights in the interior villages of India is women with earthen pots on their heads and men on their bicycles going distances to fetch drinking water. When the village well runs dry either they dig the same well deeper hoping to find fresh springs of w...

December 16, 2019

What is the use of beating a dead horse? However long and hard we keep beating it, it will never rise to gallop again; it is dead. By continuously beating it, we not only tire ourselves but choose to live in an unrealistic world, hoping against hope that reality will e...

November 25, 2019

Dealing with Anger

Are any of us free from anger? Either we have been angry at someone or we have been victims of someone’s anger. Some are able to let go off anger quite fast but others hold on to it for days, months, and even years. We hold onto it in spite of being a...

November 15, 2019

Rather than attempting to establish the reality of resurrection with various arguments, let us focus on its implications (in the context of the gospel passage) for our life on this earth. Jesus does not fall into the trap set by the Sadducees. While he draws their atte...

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