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  • The meaning of Jesus’ death

    Apr 11, 2020

    Jesus’ death washes everything clean, including our ignorance and sin. That’s the clear message from Luke’s account of his death. As we know, we have four Gospels, each with its own take on the passion and death of Jesus.

  • The Gods that many worshipped have fallen

    Apr 04, 2020

    The gods of humanity had created in the chase for wealth and power have fallen. Perhaps it is time for the musicians and poets, philosophers and dreamers to take over from the celebrities and sports billionaires and the tycoons in cahoots with elite politicians. Maybe that would lead to a happier, more harmonious world.

  • Love in the time of Covid-19

    Apr 04, 2020

    In 1985, Nobel Prize winning author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, published a novel entitled, Love in the Time of Cholera. It tells a colourful story of how life can still be generative, despite an epidemic.

  • Healing ourselves, healing a broken world

    Mar 29, 2020

    The pandemic has shown us the importance of rebuilding social solidarity, which for decades has been weakened by neoliberal capitalism.

  • An alternate expression of love and trust

    Mar 29, 2020

    “More tortuous than all else is the human heart, beyond remedy; who can understand it.” The prophet Jeremiah wrote those words more than 2,500 years a

  • Coronavirus pandemic should make us reflect on what really matters

    Mar 21, 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic should make us take stock of what really matters in our lives.

  • Judgement day

    Mar 21, 2020

    We all fear judgement. We fear being seen with all that’s inside us, some of which we don’t want exposed to the light.

  • Den of thieves: When religious elites manipulate politics

    Mar 14, 2020

    Jesus was no stranger to religious leaders getting tangled up with politics. In fact, he reserved his harshest criticism for the scribes and Pharisees for their hypocrisy.

  • Jean Vanier – revisited

    Mar 14, 2020

    The revelations about Jean Vanier shook me deeply, but not to my core because at our core, when we touch it, we know that no one, except God, is good, at least with a goodness that has no imperfections.

  • Injustice, wickedness will not flourish

    Mar 05, 2020

    At a critical moment for us in Malaysia last Sunday, the Gospel reading was that of Jesus being tempted at the start of his mission.