Dec 1 (Mt 7:21,24-27)

Two twins who looked very similar in appearance, lived in a village…

>> They grew up & took one’s choice of profession – One a preacher of the Word, the other a Medical practitioner.

Years later, they both came to their village on holidays.

On seeing one of them, a neighbour asked:

“Are you the one who preaches?”

>> Coolly, the person replied:

“Nope! I’m not the one who preaches!

I am the one who practices!!”

Life judges us, on the basis of how well does our preaching and practising co-ordinate & complement each other.

>> Life presents different moments when there seems to be a dichotomy between one’s words and deeds…

>> Life challenges us to bridge the gap between the two essentials of life – one’s talking and one’s walking the talk!

The Gospel of the Day is an invitation to reflect on the words of Jesus:

“Not everyone who calls me Lord, Lord, shall enter the Kingdom of heaven, but he who does the Will of My Father, Who is in heaven” (Mt 7:21)

Our Christian Life is often an experience…

… where we find many professing the faith, but failing to practise!

How often does this situation arise in our own lives and situations too…

We pledge ourselves at trendy events, for the cause of the poor…but we fail to help…

>> Many other people remain quite unnoticed…but become forerunners for the cause of the poor!

We make a big show and be popular as a helpful person…but we fail in some genuine needs..

>> Many other people remain quite unnoticed…but are present with their full force to render help!

We make many resolutions on new year days or birthdays..but fail to materialize them…

>> Many other people remain quite unnoticed…but are able to make many amendments and changes!

 

We make many promises to the Lord during feast days or novena times…but fail to live up…

>> Many other people remain quite unnoticed..but render much love to the Lord through the year!

We all experience this “I will do”…but “I did not do” experiences in life.

>> Am I also part of this category of “Nominal” Christians?

On the personal Faith Level, this trend is seen more distinctly and vividly…

>> People claim themselves to be Catholics…but appear in church only on grand feast days!

>> People appreciate the Catholic teaching…but support moral laws which go directly against!

>> People assert having dedicated their lives to God…but fail to find time for God and prayer!

>> People declare loving God above all…but fail to reject pleasures which hurts and pains Him!

>> People profess and make vows to God…but neglect to even try to keep up those promises!

But the Lord clearly declares, on Who will enter the Kingdom of Heaven: “he does the will of my Father“

Therefore, the proposition is clear:

>> It is not pompous words that will grant life, but carrying out the Will of the Father!

>> It is not fancy talk that will confer true happiness, but practising the Will of the Father!

>> It is not flowery language that will accord blessings, but fulfilling the Will of the Father!

How are we to observe the Will of the Father?

St. Paul explains how we should set about trying to do the Father’s will:

“Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus.” (Phil 2:5)

Like Christ…

…when we dare to be merciful and compassionate, we can do the Father’s Will

… when we prioritize other’s interests over selfish ones, we can do the Father’s Will

… when we empty ourselves and became obedient, we can do the Father’s Will

It is not only good news “proclaimed” but good news “practiced”…

… that will win others to the glorious freedom of forgiveness of sins!

Let us examine…and if needed, amend our lives….

>> Are we the one who only preach?…

… or are we be the one who practise?

As we thank the Lord for the gift of the month of November…

… and enter into the last month of the year, December…

>> Let us be grateful to the Lord, recounting His Mercy and Love, and seek to live holier lives, that are demanded by these blessings!

>> Let us take firm resolutions, for each day, especially as a countdown for the Great Feast of Christmas!

God Bless! Live Jesus!

Nov 30 (Feast of St Andrew, the Apostle)

“I command you for the last time….make your sacrifice to our gods” yelled Aegeas, the pagan judge. 

“Certainly no!” was the reply back, “I sacrifice daily to The Almighty God, the one and true God.

Not the flesh of oxen and the blood of goats do I offer, but the unspotted Lamb upon the altar.

All the faithful partake of His flesh, yet the Lamb remains unharmed and living!”

Exceedingly angered by that adamant refusal, the judge commanded the rebel to be thrown into prison.

The supporters of the rebel, who stood outside the judging quarters, raised an uproar to free him.

But the one who was punished, personally calmed the mob, and earnestly pleaded with them to desist, as he was hastening towards an ardently desired crown of martyrdom.

When he was led to the place of martyrdom, on beholding the cross from far, he cried out:

“O Good Cross… so long desired and now set up for my longing soul, I confidently, with rejoicing come to you!

Exultingly receive me, a disciple of Him who hung on you.”

>> Within a few moments, he was tied to the cross – an X-shaped Cross!

For two days, he hung there.. alive… unceasingly proclaiming the Teachings of Christ, until he passed on to Him, whose likeness in death, he so ardently desired!

This brave martyr of Christ was St Andrew, the Apostle of Jesus, whose feast we celebrate today.

A few years back, this valiant martyr, St Andrew, had received the call of the Lord, “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men” (Mt 4: 19)

The name “Andrew” in Greek means “manly” or “a person of valour”.

St Andrew was from Bethsaida, in Galilee.

>> He was a fisherman, by trade and a former disciple of John the Baptist.

St Andrew is said to have been martyred at Patras in southern Greece on a cross which was in the shape of an “X”.

>>This type of cross has long been known as “St. Andrew’s cross.”

>> This St Andrew’s Cross, is depicted, on the national flag of Scotland.

One of the wonderful things that we learn from St Andrew is his wonderful quality of being a “Introducer to Christ”, as seen in the various instances of the Gospel

 

1. It was St Andrew who “introduced to Christ”, his brother Peter (Jn 1: 40-42)

>> “We have found the Messiah” (Jn 1:41) were the words with which he introduced Jesus to his brother

2. It was St Andrew who “introduced to Christ”, the little boy with the five loaves and two fish, which would be later, multiplied for five thousand men! (Jn 6: 5-13)

>> “There is a little boy, who has five barley loaves and two fish…” (Jn 6:9) were the words with which he introduced Jesus to the little boy

3. It was St Andrew who “introduced to Christ” the Greeks who had come up to worship at the feast, at the request of Philip (Jn 12: 20-23)

>> “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified” (Jn 12: 23) were the words with which Jesus reacted when he was introduced to the Greeks.

Thus, we see that St Andrew became an instrument and an active medium of “Introducing to Christ” many people.

As a Christian, this ought to be one great quality and duty that we ought to follow – “Introducing to Christ” many people…like St Andrew.

>> And this can be one of the beautiful practical resolutions, that we can, do, all the 25 days of this Advent Season, in preparation for the Birth of Christ, into our hearts and life – “Introducing to Christ”

How can I take up this task of “Introducing to Christ”?

Many around us long to hear a word of encouragement in their brokenness, receive a word of consolation in their struggles and encounter a smile of hope in their helplessness

>> Can I “Introduce them to Christ” – to His love, to His message of hope, to His treasury of providence?

Many around us have immersed themselves into the murky waters of sin, immorality, injustice and insensitivity to people and nature

>> Can I “Introduce them to Christ” – to His ocean of mercy, to His fountain of justice and to His abundance of warmth?

Many around us have separated themselves and live in isolation – from people in relationships, from the Church and Her teachings, from the responsibilities and duties of their works and the society.

>> Can I “Introduce them to Christ” – to His dimension of wholeness in relations, to His Life-giving Sacraments and to His instruction of being faithful?

St Andrew heard the call of the Lord – “to follow Him”

>> He was touched by His love and was filled with a passion for His Master

>> He was zealous to bring many more to the Love of Jesus

>> He was even willing, to lay down his life, in imitation of his Master, for love of Him

We too, have heard the call of the Lord – “to follow Him”

>> Are we touched by His love and was filled with a passion for His Master

>> Are we zealous to bring many more to the Love of Jesus

>> Are we also, willing, to lay down our life, in imitation of our Master, for love of Him

May St Andrew intercede for us and inspire us, by his tremendous love for the Master…

…. And may we too, like him, become people who “Introduce many to Christ”!

Happy Feast of St Andrew, the zealous Apostle who “Introduced many to Christ”!

God Bless! Live Jesus!

Nov 29 (Lk 10:21-24)

Some things in life are too beautiful to be forgotten…

>> Some things in life are too precious to be overlooked…

>> Some things in life are too meaningful to be avoided…
When one realizes the value of such things which are beautiful, precious & meaningful, life undergoes great transformation & conversion.

But the tragedy is that very often…

…such things fail to receive their due attention and honour

…such things fail to be accorded their deserving consideration and respect.
Among these things… the one which ranks as the best and the highest is the Holy Eucharist!

Today we shall consider the Gospel Passage from a Eucharistic perspective.
The Lord in today’s Gospel emphatically declares to His disciples:

“Blessed are the eyes, that see, what you see!” (Lk 10: 23)

When humanity sinned against God, He chose not to abandon the world, but rather promised a Saviour and Redeemer.
This Messiah was awaited for many centuries.

>> Many righteous people were eagerly waiting for His coming… 

>> Many Holy Prophets had prophesied His coming…

But when finally, He came, none recognized Him.
He was in the world and the world came to be through Him, but the world did not know Him.

>> He came to what was His own, but His own people did not accept Him (Jn 1: 10-11)
This was the most tragic of all twists…

God sought to write a perfect script for humanity. 

>> But human beings, by their disobedience and pride, chose to malign this script.

And yet, God in His divine plan, sent a Hero to rescue the world.

>> But humans, once again, sought to tamper with God’s script, by not recognizing the Messiah!
The disciples were, however, given the special privilege to behold the Messiah!

>> This is why the Lord, in today’s Gospel, tells to His disciples, “Blessed are the eyes, that see, what you see!” (Lk 10: 23)

This Messiah is very much living and present in our world, in the Most Holy Eucharist.
Do we recognize and acknowledge this mighty and powerful presence of the Eucharistic Lord?

Our personal lives come into contact with daily struggles…

>> Rising Prices of essentials commodities…

>> Family fights and disturbances… 

>> Misunderstanding among relationships… 

>> Cancers of alcoholism, drugs and smoking… 

>> Battling of sicknesses and diseases… 

>> Tendency to give up the vocation to which we are called into…
We have got our own battles to fight…

>> We have got our own stories to tell….
In the midst of these daily scuffles and struggles of life, the Holy Eucharist ought to be the strength and support of our lives.

When we face financial crises and issues of economy and wealth…

>> Let us run to the Holy Eucharist, the supplier of every need and necessity.
When we face problems and cracks in our relationships…

>> Let us run to the Holy Eucharist, the unifier and connector of every bond.
When we face unacceptable behaviours and unhealthy habits…

>> Let us run to the Holy Eucharist, the One who can bring about true transformation.
When we face life-crippling sicknesses and paralysing diseases…

>> Let us run to the Holy Eucharist, the healer and fountain of every consolation.

The Holy Eucharist may not give us a perfect answers or solutions in the way we expect.

>> The Holy Eucharist may not give us immediate responses and remedies in the manner we want.
But the Holy Eucharist will most certainly…

… strengthen us with grace and power to face the challenges with courage.

… infuse us with a deep and intense authority to defy any difficulties that we meet.

… empower us with immense joy and peace in order to withstand the storms of life.

The Lord waits for us day in and day out, in the Holy Eucharist.

>> Many turn to false philosophies in search of real joy.

>> Many turn to unhealthy spiritualities in search of true peace.

>> Many turn to unbecoming habits in search of lasting consolations.
We, however, are a chosen people… blessed with the grace to see, receive, worship and love the Eucharist.

>> The Eucharist will give us real joy… 

>> The Eucharist will give us true peace… 

>> The Eucharist will give us lasting consolation.

In the language of economics…

… It will be a big loss if we fail to tap on the mighty resource of the Holy Eucharist.
In the language of chemistry… 

… It will be a big disaster if we fail to make use of the precious catalyst of the Holy Eucharist.
In the language of sociology… 

… It will be a big tragedy if we fail to build on the valuable relationship with the Holy Eucharist.
In the language of physics… 

… It will be a big failure if we fail to swing to our advantage the mechanism of the Holy Eucharist.

The Holy Eucharist is a wonderful memorial that is too beautiful to be forgotten…

>> The Holy Eucharist is a valuable gift that is too precious to be overlooked…

>> The Holy Eucharist is a glorious treasure that is too meaningful to be avoided…
Let us the value of this beautiful, precious and meaningful Fortune and undergo a great transformation and conversion.

>> May we become a people who love and cherish the Holy Eucharist, and thus hear our Divine Lord telling us: “Blessed are the eyes, that see, what you see!”

God Bless ! Live Jesus!

Nov 29 (Lk 10:21-24)

Some things in life are too beautiful to be forgotten…

>> Some things in life are too precious to be overlooked…

>> Some things in life are too meaningful to be avoided…
When one realizes the value of such things which are beautiful, precious & meaningful, life undergoes great transformation & conversion.

But the tragedy is that very often…

…such things fail to receive their due attention and honour

…such things fail to be accorded their deserving consideration and respect.
Among these things… the one which ranks as the best and the highest is the Holy Eucharist!

Today we shall consider the Gospel Passage from a Eucharistic perspective.
The Lord in today’s Gospel emphatically declares to His disciples:

“Blessed are the eyes, that see, what you see!” (Lk 10: 23)

When humanity sinned against God, He chose not to abandon the world, but rather promised a Saviour and Redeemer.
This Messiah was awaited for many centuries.

>> Many righteous people were eagerly waiting for His coming… 

>> Many Holy Prophets had prophesied His coming…

But when finally, He came, none recognized Him.
He was in the world and the world came to be through Him, but the world did not know Him.

>> He came to what was His own, but His own people did not accept Him (Jn 1: 10-11)
This was the most tragic of all twists…

God sought to write a perfect script for humanity. 

>> But human beings, by their disobedience and pride, chose to malign this script.

And yet, God in His divine plan, sent a Hero to rescue the world.

>> But humans, once again, sought to tamper with God’s script, by not recognizing the Messiah!
The disciples were, however, given the special privilege to behold the Messiah!

>> This is why the Lord, in today’s Gospel, tells to His disciples, “Blessed are the eyes, that see, what you see!” (Lk 10: 23)

This Messiah is very much living and present in our world, in the Most Holy Eucharist.
Do we recognize and acknowledge this mighty and powerful presence of the Eucharistic Lord?

Our personal lives come into contact with daily struggles…

>> Rising Prices of essentials commodities…

>> Family fights and disturbances… 

>> Misunderstanding among relationships… 

>> Cancers of alcoholism, drugs and smoking… 

>> Battling of sicknesses and diseases… 

>> Tendency to give up the vocation to which we are called into…
We have got our own battles to fight…

>> We have got our own stories to tell….
In the midst of these daily scuffles and struggles of life, the Holy Eucharist ought to be the strength and support of our lives.

When we face financial crises and issues of economy and wealth…

>> Let us run to the Holy Eucharist, the supplier of every need and necessity.
When we face problems and cracks in our relationships…

>> Let us run to the Holy Eucharist, the unifier and connector of every bond.
When we face unacceptable behaviours and unhealthy habits…

>> Let us run to the Holy Eucharist, the One who can bring about true transformation.
When we face life-crippling sicknesses and paralysing diseases…

>> Let us run to the Holy Eucharist, the healer and fountain of every consolation.

The Holy Eucharist may not give us a perfect answers or solutions in the way we expect.

>> The Holy Eucharist may not give us immediate responses and remedies in the manner we want.
But the Holy Eucharist will most certainly…

… strengthen us with grace and power to face the challenges with courage.

… infuse us with a deep and intense authority to defy any difficulties that we meet.

… empower us with immense joy and peace in order to withstand the storms of life.

The Lord waits for us day in and day out, in the Holy Eucharist.

>> Many turn to false philosophies in search of real joy.

>> Many turn to unhealthy spiritualities in search of true peace.

>> Many turn to unbecoming habits in search of lasting consolations.
We, however, are a chosen people… blessed with the grace to see, receive, worship and love the Eucharist.

>> The Eucharist will give us real joy… 

>> The Eucharist will give us true peace… 

>> The Eucharist will give us lasting consolation.

In the language of economics…

… It will be a big loss if we fail to tap on the mighty resource of the Holy Eucharist.
In the language of chemistry… 

… It will be a big disaster if we fail to make use of the precious catalyst of the Holy Eucharist.
In the language of sociology… 

… It will be a big tragedy if we fail to build on the valuable relationship with the Holy Eucharist.
In the language of physics… 

… It will be a big failure if we fail to swing to our advantage the mechanism of the Holy Eucharist.

The Holy Eucharist is a wonderful memorial that is too beautiful to be forgotten…

>> The Holy Eucharist is a valuable gift that is too precious to be overlooked…

>> The Holy Eucharist is a glorious treasure that is too meaningful to be avoided…
Let us the value of this beautiful, precious and meaningful Fortune and undergo a great transformation and conversion.

>> May we become a people who love and cherish the Holy Eucharist, and thus hear our Divine Lord telling us: “Blessed are the eyes, that see, what you see!”

God Bless ! Live Jesus!

Nov 29 (Lk 10:21-24)

Some things in life are too beautiful to be forgotten…

>> Some things in life are too precious to be overlooked…

>> Some things in life are too meaningful to be avoided…
When one realizes the value of such things which are beautiful, precious & meaningful, life undergoes great transformation & conversion.

But the tragedy is that very often…

…such things fail to receive their due attention and honour

…such things fail to be accorded their deserving consideration and respect.
Among these things… the one which ranks as the best and the highest is the Holy Eucharist!

Today we shall consider the Gospel Passage from a Eucharistic perspective.
The Lord in today’s Gospel emphatically declares to His disciples:

“Blessed are the eyes, that see, what you see!” (Lk 10: 23)

When humanity sinned against God, He chose not to abandon the world, but rather promised a Saviour and Redeemer.
This Messiah was awaited for many centuries.

>> Many righteous people were eagerly waiting for His coming… 

>> Many Holy Prophets had prophesied His coming…

But when finally, He came, none recognized Him.
He was in the world and the world came to be through Him, but the world did not know Him.

>> He came to what was His own, but His own people did not accept Him (Jn 1: 10-11)
This was the most tragic of all twists…

God sought to write a perfect script for humanity. 

>> But human beings, by their disobedience and pride, chose to malign this script.

And yet, God in His divine plan, sent a Hero to rescue the world.

>> But humans, once again, sought to tamper with God’s script, by not recognizing the Messiah!
The disciples were, however, given the special privilege to behold the Messiah!

>> This is why the Lord, in today’s Gospel, tells to His disciples, “Blessed are the eyes, that see, what you see!” (Lk 10: 23)

This Messiah is very much living and present in our world, in the Most Holy Eucharist.
Do we recognize and acknowledge this mighty and powerful presence of the Eucharistic Lord?

Our personal lives come into contact with daily struggles…

>> Rising Prices of essentials commodities…

>> Family fights and disturbances… 

>> Misunderstanding among relationships… 

>> Cancers of alcoholism, drugs and smoking… 

>> Battling of sicknesses and diseases… 

>> Tendency to give up the vocation to which we are called into…
We have got our own battles to fight…

>> We have got our own stories to tell….
In the midst of these daily scuffles and struggles of life, the Holy Eucharist ought to be the strength and support of our lives.

When we face financial crises and issues of economy and wealth…

>> Let us run to the Holy Eucharist, the supplier of every need and necessity.
When we face problems and cracks in our relationships…

>> Let us run to the Holy Eucharist, the unifier and connector of every bond.
When we face unacceptable behaviours and unhealthy habits…

>> Let us run to the Holy Eucharist, the One who can bring about true transformation.
When we face life-crippling sicknesses and paralysing diseases…

>> Let us run to the Holy Eucharist, the healer and fountain of every consolation.

The Holy Eucharist may not give us a perfect answers or solutions in the way we expect.

>> The Holy Eucharist may not give us immediate responses and remedies in the manner we want.
But the Holy Eucharist will most certainly…

… strengthen us with grace and power to face the challenges with courage.

… infuse us with a deep and intense authority to defy any difficulties that we meet.

… empower us with immense joy and peace in order to withstand the storms of life.

The Lord waits for us day in and day out, in the Holy Eucharist.

>> Many turn to false philosophies in search of real joy.

>> Many turn to unhealthy spiritualities in search of true peace.

>> Many turn to unbecoming habits in search of lasting consolations.
We, however, are a chosen people… blessed with the grace to see, receive, worship and love the Eucharist.

>> The Eucharist will give us real joy… 

>> The Eucharist will give us true peace… 

>> The Eucharist will give us lasting consolation.

In the language of economics…

… It will be a big loss if we fail to tap on the mighty resource of the Holy Eucharist.
In the language of chemistry… 

… It will be a big disaster if we fail to make use of the precious catalyst of the Holy Eucharist.
In the language of sociology… 

… It will be a big tragedy if we fail to build on the valuable relationship with the Holy Eucharist.
In the language of physics… 

… It will be a big failure if we fail to swing to our advantage the mechanism of the Holy Eucharist.

The Holy Eucharist is a wonderful memorial that is too beautiful to be forgotten…

>> The Holy Eucharist is a valuable gift that is too precious to be overlooked…

>> The Holy Eucharist is a glorious treasure that is too meaningful to be avoided…
Let us the value of this beautiful, precious and meaningful Fortune and undergo a great transformation and conversion.

>> May we become a people who love and cherish the Holy Eucharist, and thus hear our Divine Lord telling us: “Blessed are the eyes, that see, what you see!”

God Bless ! Live Jesus!

Nov 29 (Lk 10:21-24)

Some things in life are too beautiful to be forgotten…

>> Some things in life are too precious to be overlooked…

>> Some things in life are too meaningful to be avoided…
When one realizes the value of such things which are beautiful, precious & meaningful, life undergoes great transformation & conversion.

But the tragedy is that very often…

…such things fail to receive their due attention and honour

…such things fail to be accorded their deserving consideration and respect.
Among these things… the one which ranks as the best and the highest is the Holy Eucharist!

Today we shall consider the Gospel Passage from a Eucharistic perspective.
The Lord in today’s Gospel emphatically declares to His disciples:

“Blessed are the eyes, that see, what you see!” (Lk 10: 23)

When humanity sinned against God, He chose not to abandon the world, but rather promised a Saviour and Redeemer.
This Messiah was awaited for many centuries.

>> Many righteous people were eagerly waiting for His coming… 

>> Many Holy Prophets had prophesied His coming…

But when finally, He came, none recognized Him.
He was in the world and the world came to be through Him, but the world did not know Him.

>> He came to what was His own, but His own people did not accept Him (Jn 1: 10-11)
This was the most tragic of all twists…

God sought to write a perfect script for humanity. 

>> But human beings, by their disobedience and pride, chose to malign this script.

And yet, God in His divine plan, sent a Hero to rescue the world.

>> But humans, once again, sought to tamper with God’s script, by not recognizing the Messiah!
The disciples were, however, given the special privilege to behold the Messiah!

>> This is why the Lord, in today’s Gospel, tells to His disciples, “Blessed are the eyes, that see, what you see!” (Lk 10: 23)

This Messiah is very much living and present in our world, in the Most Holy Eucharist.
Do we recognize and acknowledge this mighty and powerful presence of the Eucharistic Lord?

Our personal lives come into contact with daily struggles…

>> Rising Prices of essentials commodities…

>> Family fights and disturbances… 

>> Misunderstanding among relationships… 

>> Cancers of alcoholism, drugs and smoking… 

>> Battling of sicknesses and diseases… 

>> Tendency to give up the vocation to which we are called into…
We have got our own battles to fight…

>> We have got our own stories to tell….
In the midst of these daily scuffles and struggles of life, the Holy Eucharist ought to be the strength and support of our lives.

When we face financial crises and issues of economy and wealth…

>> Let us run to the Holy Eucharist, the supplier of every need and necessity.
When we face problems and cracks in our relationships…

>> Let us run to the Holy Eucharist, the unifier and connector of every bond.
When we face unacceptable behaviours and unhealthy habits…

>> Let us run to the Holy Eucharist, the One who can bring about true transformation.
When we face life-crippling sicknesses and paralysing diseases…

>> Let us run to the Holy Eucharist, the healer and fountain of every consolation.

The Holy Eucharist may not give us a perfect answers or solutions in the way we expect.

>> The Holy Eucharist may not give us immediate responses and remedies in the manner we want.
But the Holy Eucharist will most certainly…

… strengthen us with grace and power to face the challenges with courage.

… infuse us with a deep and intense authority to defy any difficulties that we meet.

… empower us with immense joy and peace in order to withstand the storms of life.

The Lord waits for us day in and day out, in the Holy Eucharist.

>> Many turn to false philosophies in search of real joy.

>> Many turn to unhealthy spiritualities in search of true peace.

>> Many turn to unbecoming habits in search of lasting consolations.
We, however, are a chosen people… blessed with the grace to see, receive, worship and love the Eucharist.

>> The Eucharist will give us real joy… 

>> The Eucharist will give us true peace… 

>> The Eucharist will give us lasting consolation.

In the language of economics…

… It will be a big loss if we fail to tap on the mighty resource of the Holy Eucharist.
In the language of chemistry… 

… It will be a big disaster if we fail to make use of the precious catalyst of the Holy Eucharist.
In the language of sociology… 

… It will be a big tragedy if we fail to build on the valuable relationship with the Holy Eucharist.
In the language of physics… 

… It will be a big failure if we fail to swing to our advantage the mechanism of the Holy Eucharist.

The Holy Eucharist is a wonderful memorial that is too beautiful to be forgotten…

>> The Holy Eucharist is a valuable gift that is too precious to be overlooked…

>> The Holy Eucharist is a glorious treasure that is too meaningful to be avoided…
Let us the value of this beautiful, precious and meaningful Fortune and undergo a great transformation and conversion.

>> May we become a people who love and cherish the Holy Eucharist, and thus hear our Divine Lord telling us: “Blessed are the eyes, that see, what you see!”

God Bless ! Live Jesus!

Nov 29 (Lk 10:21-24)

Some things in life are too beautiful to be forgotten…

>> Some things in life are too precious to be overlooked…

>> Some things in life are too meaningful to be avoided…
When one realizes the value of such things which are beautiful, precious & meaningful, life undergoes great transformation & conversion.

But the tragedy is that very often…

…such things fail to receive their due attention and honour

…such things fail to be accorded their deserving consideration and respect.
Among these things… the one which ranks as the best and the highest is the Holy Eucharist!

Today we shall consider the Gospel Passage from a Eucharistic perspective.
The Lord in today’s Gospel emphatically declares to His disciples:

“Blessed are the eyes, that see, what you see!” (Lk 10: 23)

When humanity sinned against God, He chose not to abandon the world, but rather promised a Saviour and Redeemer.
This Messiah was awaited for many centuries.

>> Many righteous people were eagerly waiting for His coming… 

>> Many Holy Prophets had prophesied His coming…

But when finally, He came, none recognized Him.
He was in the world and the world came to be through Him, but the world did not know Him.

>> He came to what was His own, but His own people did not accept Him (Jn 1: 10-11)
This was the most tragic of all twists…

God sought to write a perfect script for humanity. 

>> But human beings, by their disobedience and pride, chose to malign this script.

And yet, God in His divine plan, sent a Hero to rescue the world.

>> But humans, once again, sought to tamper with God’s script, by not recognizing the Messiah!
The disciples were, however, given the special privilege to behold the Messiah!

>> This is why the Lord, in today’s Gospel, tells to His disciples, “Blessed are the eyes, that see, what you see!” (Lk 10: 23)

This Messiah is very much living and present in our world, in the Most Holy Eucharist.
Do we recognize and acknowledge this mighty and powerful presence of the Eucharistic Lord?

Our personal lives come into contact with daily struggles…

>> Rising Prices of essentials commodities…

>> Family fights and disturbances… 

>> Misunderstanding among relationships… 

>> Cancers of alcoholism, drugs and smoking… 

>> Battling of sicknesses and diseases… 

>> Tendency to give up the vocation to which we are called into…
We have got our own battles to fight…

>> We have got our own stories to tell….
In the midst of these daily scuffles and struggles of life, the Holy Eucharist ought to be the strength and support of our lives.

When we face financial crises and issues of economy and wealth…

>> Let us run to the Holy Eucharist, the supplier of every need and necessity.
When we face problems and cracks in our relationships…

>> Let us run to the Holy Eucharist, the unifier and connector of every bond.
When we face unacceptable behaviours and unhealthy habits…

>> Let us run to the Holy Eucharist, the One who can bring about true transformation.
When we face life-crippling sicknesses and paralysing diseases…

>> Let us run to the Holy Eucharist, the healer and fountain of every consolation.

The Holy Eucharist may not give us a perfect answers or solutions in the way we expect.

>> The Holy Eucharist may not give us immediate responses and remedies in the manner we want.
But the Holy Eucharist will most certainly…

… strengthen us with grace and power to face the challenges with courage.

… infuse us with a deep and intense authority to defy any difficulties that we meet.

… empower us with immense joy and peace in order to withstand the storms of life.

The Lord waits for us day in and day out, in the Holy Eucharist.

>> Many turn to false philosophies in search of real joy.

>> Many turn to unhealthy spiritualities in search of true peace.

>> Many turn to unbecoming habits in search of lasting consolations.
We, however, are a chosen people… blessed with the grace to see, receive, worship and love the Eucharist.

>> The Eucharist will give us real joy… 

>> The Eucharist will give us true peace… 

>> The Eucharist will give us lasting consolation.

In the language of economics…

… It will be a big loss if we fail to tap on the mighty resource of the Holy Eucharist.
In the language of chemistry… 

… It will be a big disaster if we fail to make use of the precious catalyst of the Holy Eucharist.
In the language of sociology… 

… It will be a big tragedy if we fail to build on the valuable relationship with the Holy Eucharist.
In the language of physics… 

… It will be a big failure if we fail to swing to our advantage the mechanism of the Holy Eucharist.

The Holy Eucharist is a wonderful memorial that is too beautiful to be forgotten…

>> The Holy Eucharist is a valuable gift that is too precious to be overlooked…

>> The Holy Eucharist is a glorious treasure that is too meaningful to be avoided…
Let us the value of this beautiful, precious and meaningful Fortune and undergo a great transformation and conversion.

>> May we become a people who love and cherish the Holy Eucharist, and thus hear our Divine Lord telling us: “Blessed are the eyes, that see, what you see!”

God Bless ! Live Jesus!