Weekly Reflections

Weekly Reflection for Sunday, May 20 click here

Be connected! – Our common everyday experience tells us that unless we are connected to a source there is no power or life. We may have the best cell phone but it is useless without the connection, we may have the best of lights and fans but without the electrical connection nothing happens. We may have the costliest TV set but it remains lifeless unless we have an activated connection. We may use a lot of words but we do not communicate unless we are understood. Have we a connection with our God? We are promised a life-connection in the Holy Spirit. (Fr. Jude Botelho)

 

Weekly Reflection for Sunday, May 13 click here

Sunday, we celebrate the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord. This Feast commemorates the elevation of Christ into Heaven by his own power in the presence of his disciples on the fortieth day after his glorious Resurrection. Jesus after his resurrection spent forty days with his disciples instructing them and encouraging them as they prepared for the mission. The Ascension of Jesus into Heaven completed his earthly work of our redemption.

 

A Wise Holy Man – Word spread across the countryside about the wise Holy Man who lived in a small house atop the mountain. A man from the village decided to make the long and difficult journey to visit him. When he arrived at the house, he saw an old servant inside the house that came forward to greet him at the door. “I would like to see the wise Holy Man,” he said to the servant. The servant smiled and led him inside. As they walked through the house, the man from the village looked eagerly around the house, anticipating his encounter with the Holy Man. Before he knew it, he had been led to the back door and escorted outside. He stopped and turned to the servant, “But I want to see the Holy Man!” “You already have,” said the old man. “Everyone you may meet in life, even if they appear plain and insignificant… see each of them as a wise Holy Man. If you do this, then whatever problem you brought here today will be solved.” (Fr. Eugene Lobo S.J. Bangalore, India)