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THE SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT

COMING DOWN FROM THE MOUNT - LUKE: 9:37-50

"Oh faithless and perverse generation..."
"It needs very pure intention, as well as great spiritual discernment, always to recognise the divine voice" - R.H. BENSON
Lord it’s good to be here…
Jesus was not the type to fall easily into illusions: Human beings are fickle, lacking consistency. He knew that the day will come when the same people will act differently. So he warns his disciples to prepare for the worst that will happen to him. Sometimes in our lives its also good that we do prepare also for the worst incase what we want doesn't work or sabotaged. Of course I am not prophesying doom but to awaken your other world you always do not like to review or look at, but eventually will come some day.
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A humble man receives praises the way a clean window takes the light of the sun. The truer and more intense the light is, the less you see the glass" -Thomas Merton-
If you pass near some of our parish churches on …

FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT - WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU WERE TEMPTED?

FIRST READING: DEUTERONOMY 26:4-10, SECOND READING ROMANS 10:8-13, GOSPEL LK 4:1-13
"IT IS ONE THING TO BE TEMPTED, ANOTHER THING TO FALL" – Shakespeare
At baptism of Jesus, the Father declared him his beloved son, and the Holy Spirit descended upon him and filled him. This was a very glorious day.
What is surprising is that the same spirit who had filled Christ with glory, immediately afterwards leads him through the wilderness to be tempted. This is a consoling consideration for us. It’s impossible to escape the assault of temptation in this life. Their sources are varied. One thing is sure they are not meant to make us fall. They are examinations. The questions are not phrased with the intention of making the students fail. What the examiner wants is to test the candidate’s knowledge and ability to communicate it. Temptations are sent to test the strength of our mind, heart and soul.
And we should not be surprised that with the years temptations become stronger. This is paral…

A FAMILY IS THE FIRST CHURCH. A GOOD PRIEST IS A FRUIT OF A GOOD FAMILY

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AN OPEN LETTER TO THOSE WHO DONT GO TO CHURCH

Dear fellow brothers and sisters,
I greet you as someone who is looking for meaning and happiness, as we all are. I know you are sincere or else you wouldn’t be reading this letter. I know this first of all: we miss you at church. There is not a Sunday goes by when your absence isn’t felt. You are missed. Join us.
Yes, I know this isn’t simple thing. The heart has its reasons. Some friend of mine told me that the church has her complexities that is why its difficult for him to walk regularly through the church door. Sometimes the church blocks God’s love as much as it reveals it. But how do we get past its dark side? The church has a long history both of grace and of sin and we who make up the church on earth don’t do God very well. Nobody does, we need to admit that.
I can only guess your reasons for not coming to church regularly or not coming to church at all: perhaps you have been hurt by the church, by the institution itself or by one of its priests or ministers. Perhaps you have be…