Archive for the ‘Reflections’ Category

“Happy Resurrection Day”

“Happy Resurrection Day” to each and everyone. In the hour of darkness when we are suffering with the pandemic and world problems, it is a good time to reflect on Easter and its meaning for us. Pope Francis asks us to reflect this year on what it means to go to Galilee. He states that Christians need to take to heart the Easter message and Not to Be Afraid, assuring us that in Galilee where the Lord preceded us, Christian expectations will be fulfilled, their tears will be dried and their fears will be replaced by hope.

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Can we be instruments of peace?

Where do we begin? Is it possible to become instruments of peace when hatred and divisions run so deep? The answer is yes and there are small actions we can also take on an individual basis.

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Crimes against humanity start by depersonalizing the individual

St. Boniface stated: “The Church is like a great ship being pounded by the waves of life’s different stresses. Our duty is not to abandon ship, but to keep her on her course.” This means that each of us has a responsibility to stand up for truth, defend the weak and stand up against the forces of evil in our society.

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Good results from tragic circumstances

Let me share a story with you. The other day I read an article about a woman who lost her daughter in a car accident. The woman wrote, “I was driving to the supermarket with my four-year-old daughter, Naomi, who was in the back seat. A man drove through a red light and crashed into us. In the accident, Naomi was killed.”

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Worldwide Christianity and Abortion?

Opposition to abortion is not just a “Catholic issue,” and it is not even a Christian issue. Buddhists, Hindus, Jainists, Muslims, Jews, Krishnas, and many other non‑Christians oppose abortion on both religious and secular grounds.

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The Journey into 2021: The Light

The Journey: HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone.

Light. What a great image to reflect on at the closing of this year and as an introduction for tomorrow, the beginning of a New Year. “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1:35). This Light began on Christmas Day and will carry us throughout this year.

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How We Can Make A Difference

In the world today, there are many forms of unrest and turmoil. According to the United Nations for example, 80 million people are displaced. These people face the challenges of accessing education, healthcare, job opportunities and other resources. Ageing is another global issue. At present, the number of people over the age of 65 outnumbered children under 5 for the first time. Racial inequality and injustice are causing protests against “worldwide racism”. The riots and demonstrations are occurring not only in the USA and in Europe, but are worldwide. Continue reading

Dealing with Life Under Lockdown

Since March of this year, the whole world has been dealing with daily life under “lockdown”. This involves staying at home, wearing marks, closing of schools and workplaces, social distancing and social gatherings. Our lives have been disrupted by this coronavirus pandemic and no medical solution has been discovered so far. We cannot see it. We cannot understand it. The pandemic has brought the world to a standstill. Continue reading

Do we walk alone?

(Luke 24: 13-35) – Recently, I read an article about the suffering of Sri Lankan tea workers and the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the country’s poorest people, the plantation workers face more hardships due to their low income. Their jobs have collapsed due to the coronavirus, and there are no additional sources of income for them. Continue reading