Word In Progress

  • Schooled by Christ

    Jul 12, 2024

    Until the second coming, God will have nobody but ours. Even if we do not teach in the public school system, as parents, we can find ways to get through those school gates.

  • Grudgingly … we adore Thee

    Jun 07, 2024

    We are not always expected to be the strong towers of strength for others. It is okay to throw yourself on the mercy of others and ask for sustenance for the journey. Doing so, however, requires humility. It takes the inner strength of the publican in Luke 18:13 who abandons himself to the mercy of God and prays, “God, be merciful to me, a sinner.”

  • Love sandwich

    May 10, 2024

    The Fifth Malaysian Population and Family Survey by the National Population and Family Development Board Malaysia in 2022 revealed that 70 per cent of elderly Malaysians live with extended family.

  • The God of second chances

    Mar 10, 2024

    Insanity, says Albert Einstein, is repeating the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results. That is why this Lent is going to be just another failed diet for many.

  • The God of all seasons

    Feb 10, 2024

    A Catholic friend who had had a tumultuous 2023, messaged me in the early days of the new year, saying though she had hoped that 2024 would bode better, she had found herself swamped by more bad news already.

  • The lesson of flowers

    Jan 12, 2024

    The flowers I gifted myself brought pleasure back into a life overly dedicated to service. They also taught me that though I desired answers from God in a big, burning bush revelation, God rarely answers with grandiose gestures.

  • The gift of self

    Dec 08, 2023

    I have supported a safe house for girls and women-at-risk for nearly 30 years now.

  • Some gave all

    Nov 10, 2023

    Many people do not understand that priests make more death bed visits than most doctors, and spend more hours counselling than the average psychologist. Those professionals are protected by labour laws and perhaps unions or associations. Our priests have only God.

  • Context is everything

    Oct 13, 2023

    The Church is universal, and so is stupidity. Being a member of one automatically co-opts me into the other.

  • The God of little things

    Sep 08, 2023

    God loves us now. He does not withhold His love and approval until we achieve something. Created in His likeness and being, we are already worthy and loveable in His eyes.