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  • Reflecting on the Psalms: Our yearning for God

    Aug 20, 2021

    So often we are tempted to just rattle away the psalms in our group morning or evening prayer. Psalms are meant to be read slowly and meditated on deeply to nourish our prayer life.

  • A God who dwelt among suffering people

    Aug 13, 2021

    Think of the pandemic, the economic uncertainty, the ongoing corruption… Then, there are the political intrigues and the power struggles.

  • Complexity and paradox

    Aug 13, 2021

    Jesus fits that description. He scandalised his contemporaries and continues to scandalise us with what seem like inconsistencies, but these are really born of the capacity of a great mind and heart to hold truth in paradox, in tension.

  • A-wondering we must go!

    Aug 07, 2021

    Joy is an elevated fruit of the Spirit – an attitude that springs from the in-dwelling goodness in the void of our BEING.

  • Who is close to God’s heart?

    Aug 07, 2021

    God has a preferential love for the poor, the suffering, the sick, and the weak, and so must we.

  • Reflecting on the Psalms: The Majesty of God, The Dignity of Man

    Aug 07, 2021

    Israel was conscious of the saving work of God in her history. The theologians of this people who were chosen by God began to see the wonders worked in history as part of the Divine plan.

  • Reflecting on 10 years of the permanent diaconate

    Jul 30, 2021

    The Diocese of Malacca Johore made history on August 1, 2011 when seven married men with secular jobs were ordained permanent deacons in front of their wives and children by the then Bishop of the Diocese of Malacca Johor, His Lordship Bishop Dr Paul Tan SJ.

  • Can we prove that God exists?

    Jul 30, 2021

    Scepticism and agnosticism, even atheism, are not a problem if one is honest, non-rationalising, non-lying, ready to efface oneself before reality as it appears, and generous in giving one’s life away in service. If these conditions are met, God, the author and source of all reality, eventually becomes sufficiently real, even to those who need physical proof.

  • Reflecting on the Psalms: Broken in exile, healed at return

    Jul 30, 2021

    Jesus, by his death and resurrection is the glorious symbol and the first-fruits of the New Jerusalem. His paschal mystery has brought this victory over the evil one.

  • Bruised and wounded, understanding suicide

    Jul 24, 2021

    Suicide is a disease, something that in most cases takes a person out of life against his or her will, the emotional equivalent of cancer, a stroke, or a heart attack.