God is Love

God is love, so we too are called to be love.

Our communion with God flows into communion with our brothers and sisters. And when love is put at the basis of relationships, the parish community is transformed into a communion of mutual love, and thus the communion of love that is in God is reflected in the world.

Solution to Problems

The shortest distance between a problem and the solution is the distance between your knees and the floor.

As it is

I don't put glass windows because - I love birds and don't want one to run into it and get hurt.

I don't wax floors because - I am terrified a guest will slip, get hurt and feel terrible (plus he may sue me.)

I don't disturb cobwebs because - I want every creature to have a home of one’s own.

I don't await Spring because - I love all the seasons and don't want others get jealous.

I don't put things away because - my husband will never be able to find them again.

I don't make gourmet meals when I entertain because - I don't want my guests to stress out over what to make when they invite me for dinner.

I don't iron because - I choose to believe them when they say "Permanent Press."

And finally: I don't pull weeds in the garden because - I don't want to get in God's way, He is an excellent designer!

Family Life

A happy Christian family has Christ as its centre and his teachings are the family guidelines. St. Paul enumerates some of them, such as “mercy, kindness, patience and forgiveness” (Col 3:12). The Christian values which must mark out a Christian family are summarised in more concrete terms by Dr. Paul Kelly, an orthopaedic surgeon and family counsellor, as “The Seven Cs”. They are:

-First, Commitment: a lifelong caring for the other, no matter what happens.

-Second, Communication: a willingness to take time to listen, dialogue and share one’s feelings.

-Third, Compatibility: an ability to get along, adjust and be flexible. [Understand and accept each other.]

-Fourth, Compassion: a capacity to understand weakness and sympathise with failure.

-Fifth, Confession: the readiness to say, “I am sorry”, to be reconciled and forgiven.

-Six, Conviviality: a sense of humour, to laugh at oneself and make others at oneself and to smile.

-Seventh, Children: one’s own, adopted, grandchildren or those of close relatives, with whom life and love can be shared.


Many compare between persons of different places (=culture) to each other. How can it be so? No body can be compared with another; because each one is unique or rather each one is unique expression of God.

The character of a person is very much dependent on the climate of one’s home place. The habits, food pattern, behaviour pattern, way of dressing and so on.

Jesus always welcomed the uniqueness of persons, who were sincere to themselves, e.g.: Nathaniel at fig tree, Mary Magdalene at feet of Jesus, Peter with his denial, Thomas with his doubt, etc. Jesus never forced them to be different than what they were.

One should not be forced to become a different person but help to become what God wants one to be.

The duty of the parents is to find God’s plan to each one and guide accordingly. This is the reason we say, one should not be forced (including parents to children) to become another person. It does not mean that one should be allowed to do anything the person likes.


Holiness is the real status of a human being. Man is created in the image and likeness of God (Gen 1:26). Holiness is one of the characteristics of God. So by creation man is HOLY.

We speak of dirt on a cloth because dirt is an addition to it. Many speak of the faults of a person. This is because faultlessness is the real status of a person.

Many wonder at holy people. Why? One must wonder only at a sinfulness of a person because it is an addition.

Jesus never spoke about holy people with wonder but he was surprised to see the sinners. He himself was giving special attention to the sinners. St. Paul says, “don’t you know you are the temple of the Holy Spirit.”

Normal stature of a human being is holiness whereas sinfulness is an addition.