Sunday Reflection

  • Sixteenth Sunday: Weeds among the wheat the price of freedom

    Jul 17, 2014

    The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away.

  • Fifteenth Sunday: “All creation groans”

    Jul 11, 2014

    Creation has its cost. To be creature, not creator, is to be incomplete, unfinished. Created being is radically insufficient to cause and sustain itself.

  • My yoke is easy, my burden light

    Jul 05, 2014

    Paul is famous for his suspicions about the body. His own words make him suspect.

  • Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul: They couldn’t even Tweet

    Jun 26, 2014

    If only St Peter was on facebook! He would have had a whole bunch of friends. People from all over the world could have seen pictures of him entering Rome, standing in the forum, waving from a seat in the Colosseum, eating gelato at the chariot races. People in China could have read his sermons.

  • The Solemnity of Corpus Christi: Beyond the Carousel

    Jun 19, 2014

    A few weeks ago I came upon a beautiful carousel. Instant reflections of early childhood hit me as I remember the merry- go-rounds I would go on at Seaside Heights back in the day when the term “Jersey Shore” had no connotations of immorality.

  • “Grace, love, and fellowship”

    Jun 12, 2014

    June is traditionally the month to honour the Holy Trinity. It is also the month when fathers are honoured. That’s an opportune, if delicate, congruence.

  • “What the Spirit brings is very different.”

    Jun 05, 2014

    There are many gifts in the Church, many ministries, many works, many members.

  • Jesus looked up to heaven

    May 29, 2014

    Jesus had a good season this Eastertide (1996). During Holy Week he made the covers of Time, Newsweek, and US News and World Report — a phenomenon that might lead us to think that he had really changed the world for good, except for the fact that the Unabomber appeared on all three covers the following week.

  • As Good as the Christian Samaritans

    May 23, 2014

    They were the people that everyone hated. They were the Samaritans. The Romans and Greeks and other gentiles hated them because they saw them as just another group of Jews, only ones who could not benefit the empire much.

  • Irony behind attack on the two nuns in Seremban

    May 23, 2014

    The attack on two nuns of the Infant Jesus religious order outside the Church of the Visitation shocked many.