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  • Immigration – Then and Now

    Oct 15, 2021

    Today, we, former immigrants ourselves, are beginning (at least a little) to understand what the indigenous peoples must have felt when we showed up, uninvited, on their shores.

  • Reflecting on the Psalms: The Hound of Heaven

    Oct 15, 2021

    The 19th Century English poet, Francis Thomson, wrote the poem The Hound of Heaven after his life had been messed up by drug addiction and poverty.

  • A hidden life ... in His service

    Oct 08, 2021

    Twenty-five years ago, on August 24, 1996, the then Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur, our late Anthony Soter Cardinal Fernandez, called me forever to be given up without reserve as an Auxiliary of the Apostolate to serve in the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur.

  • Do we have guardian angels?

    Oct 08, 2021

    God’s presence is real – and we are never alone, without God’s love, guidance, and protection.

  • Reflecting on the Psalms: Yahweh is King

    Oct 08, 2021

    The monarchy in Israel lasted from Saul (ca 1020) to the last king of Judah, Zedekiah (597-587). Then came the devastation of Jerusalem and the exile in Babylon.

  • Fear not, I am with you

    Oct 02, 2021

    Let us not forget to be connected to God in prayer, especially remembering all who are affected by this pandemic. May God bless and grant peace and safety to all.

  • What ultimately lies at the centre of our attention

    Oct 02, 2021

    Good parents love their children, try to give them sufficient guidance, and then set them free to focus on their own lives.

  • Reflecting on the Psalms: You are a priest forever

    Oct 02, 2021

    There are several psalms that speak of a king in the psalter. This could refer to an earthly king or to Yahweh as king of the universe.

  • Jesus lived in a land filled with prejudices

    Sep 25, 2021

    Many in Galilee disliked the Samaritans, and the feeling was mutual. Even the way they worshipped and their holy sites were different.

  • When we doubt the power of prayer

    Sep 25, 2021

    We need to pray even when that seems the most lifeless thing to do.