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  • He the Vine, We the Branches

    Sep 04, 2021

    As we meditate on this psalm, we pray as the Church with all its struggles and challenges, its tensions and oppositions, both within and without.

  • What does being a ‘Malaysian Family’ mean?

    Aug 28, 2021

    Malaysia’s new Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob, highlighted the concept of the Malaysian Family in his inaugural address to the nation.

  • Evil structures in human society

    Aug 28, 2021

    In December 2020, INTERPOL issued a global alert to law enforcement across its 194 member countries warning them to prepare for organised crime networks targeting COVID-19 vaccines, both physically and online.

  • The fading of forgiveness

    Aug 28, 2021

    In a recent issue of Comment Magazine, Timothy Keller, theologian and pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, wrote an insightful essay entitled, The Fading of Forgiveness, within which he highlights how, more and more, forgiveness is being seen as a weakness and a naivete.

  • Reflecting on the Psalms: The Penitential Psalm par excellenc

    Aug 28, 2021

    Among the psalms of supplication or lament, some are penitential, that is, they ask for mercy and forgiveness from sin and transgression against God.

  • My journey from Gethsemane Friary to Sibu

    Aug 20, 2021

    In May this year, I celebrated 33 years of my priestly ministry, and while each year is marked with a Mass of thanksgiving, this year, due to the pandemic and ensuing lockdowns, I have had more time to reflect and reminisce about my journey as a priest.

  • The richness of the Eucharist

    Aug 20, 2021

    The Eucharist is God’s physical embrace of us. Without the Eucharist, as Andre Dubus asserts, God becomes a monologue. The Eucharist is where God touches us physically. It is the place where God is still taking on physical flesh.

  • 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.