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The Weight of Betrayal

Depending on the friar’s piety, the habit rosary is a little less than a pound, give or take a few saint medals. The weight of this devotional to Our Lady roughly equals that of 30 Tyrian shekels, the preferred currency of the Temple tax and the likely coinage weighed out for Judas. It’s not much. Strapped to his belt, he may not have noticed its presence, were it not for the jingling.

The Weight of Betrayal2020-04-11T08:21:38+08:00

All is Vanity

The book of Ecclesiastes has always fascinated me. When I first read it, I thought that King Solomon wanted to tell his readers that everything was hopeless and pointless.

All is Vanity2020-04-11T08:23:45+08:00

Is God a Virus?

The media is saturated these days with the latest news of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) – which symptoms to look out for, how it spreads, and what steps must be taken to prevent, contain or treat it.

Is God a Virus?2020-03-03T16:01:15+08:00

Terms of Peace

The king is coming. And he will give you peace—if you call for it. This is a parable. But it is also a lightly-veiled description of the situation between us and Jesus Christ, the King of the Universe.

Terms of Peace2020-02-27T10:31:31+08:00

5 Ways to get the most out of televised Mass

Schedule your Mass hour when planning your Sunday, rather than hoping for “free time” which may never come. Make yourself available for the whole broadcast, instead of stopping and starting to fit around your other priorities. Resist the temptation to make yourself “Lord” of the Mass.

5 Ways to get the most out of televised Mass2020-02-16T08:44:54+08:00

A Land beyond Words

There is a vast landscape within our selves beyond where analytical thought or words can go. And if we are used to relying on thought and words to make sense of our lives, we will know when we are at the border of that place beyond words when we find ourselves at a loss for words and coherent thought.

A Land beyond Words2020-02-07T10:59:25+08:00

EXTRAORDINARY MISSION MONTH PART 2 OF 3: CONSECRATED-LIFE AND MISSION TODAY

"IS CONSECRATED LIFE RELEVANT IN TODAY'S WORLD?" What is it? Sharing, presentation, Q&A about consecrated-life by men & women religious of Singapore. Who should attend: Men & women between 23 - 35 years who are considering consecrated-life. SATURDAY, 11 MAY 2019 (Vocation Sunday weekend) 2:30 PM - 5.30 PM, followed by Sunset Mass at Maris [...]

EXTRAORDINARY MISSION MONTH PART 2 OF 3: CONSECRATED-LIFE AND MISSION TODAY2019-04-11T14:06:15+08:00

Suffering in the New Year

Herod heard John’s preaching and knew of the justice of God, yet he chose to fear his loss of reputation instead of believing in the God that John preached. His decision to “save face” in front of his friends was profoundly foolish.

Suffering in the New Year2019-01-07T23:33:54+08:00

Calling for A.C.T.S of Love and Care for Creation

The World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation offers “individual believers and communities a fitting opportunity to reaffirm their personal vocation to be stewards of creation, to thank God for the wonderful handiwork which he has entrusted to our care, and to implore his help for the protection of creation as well as his pardon for the sins committed against the world in which we live.” How can we pray for creation on 1 September? Perhaps by offering up our A.C.T.S of love.

Calling for A.C.T.S of Love and Care for Creation2019-07-22T15:06:45+08:00