We have the inauguration of the mission of Jesus when He described His ministry, citing from the prophecy of Isaiah. He is called to proclaim the Good News to the poor in all its dimensions. So right from the outset, it is clear that the gospel is Good News only because it proclaims the mercy of God for humanity through the forgiveness of sins and the restoration of a wounded and broken humanity suffering from injustices, hurts, bondages, blindness and weariness in the struggles and trials of daily life.
100 years is indeed a long time. It is a century old! We have just celebrated the 50th anniversary of Singapore’s independence. So it is truly amazing that the history of Montfort School is twice the age of the republic of Singapore! Indeed, we can consider ourselves very fortunate to be witnesses
Today, we come to celebrate the conclusion of the Year of Mary, Mother of the New Evangelization. Yet, coming to the end of this year of dedication of the New Evangelization to Mary does not mark the end of our consecration to Mary the work of the New Evangelization
In the gospel, we read, “Jesus made his way through towns and villages preaching, and proclaiming the Good News of the kingdom of God.” Indeed, this is our calling in life as Christians, which is to proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom in words and in deeds.
Who are we? What are we called to be? What is our real calling in life? These by far are the most important questions in parenting.
Fifty years is a long time in a person’s life, although short when compared to the history of civilization! The Catholic Church is more than 2000 years old! So, what was Singapore like 50 years ago?
How does God take vengeance on us for the sins that humanity have committed against Him and against their fellowmen?
“Thus says the Lord: Now I create a new heaven and a new earth, and the past will not be remembered, and will come no more to men’s minds.” Indeed, we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth.
We hear news daily about suffering in the world because of the ravages of wars, civil or international. Then there are sufferings that come from injustices and poverty. There is so much division within society and the world at large.