Homily: 6th Sunday of Easter A

Acts 8:5-8,14-17; I Peter 3:15-18; Jn 14:15-21

Our history shows that there are many schools of thought that sprout up, flourish a little while, and sink into oblivion with the death of the master. There were many religious movements that exerted influence for a short while, disappeared forever with the extinct of their leader. Many kingdoms were established, but they failed to survive after the death of the founding king. Many empires were built but they disintegrated with the extinct of the emperor. One of the greatest examples is that of Alexander, the Great.

Alexander established a massive empire. It extended to the boundaries of the

Homily: 5th Sunday of Easter A

Acts 6:1-7; 1 Pet 2:4-9; Jn 14:1-12

Fitzgerald in his novel “The Great Gatsby” gives the picture of a grand mansion. Gatsby held legendary parties in the great mansion. Gatsby’s party was almost unbelievably luxurious: guests marvelled over his Rolls-Royce, his swimming pool, his beach, crates of fresh oranges and lemons, buffet tents in the gardens overflowing with a feast, and a live orchestra playing under the stars. Liquor flowed freely. Many people rode from the towns just to have an entry into the mansion that was open to them only on the weekends when there was a party.

In today’s Gospel Jesus speaks about a mansion that has been kept ready for us. Not only on weekends but for ever. The disciples were gathered together with Jesus on the last


Parents are gifts to children. Children learn from parents. Many children know the responsibility of parents. They may be even advice the parents how to take care of children. They may even criticise the parent's way of doing. But later on when these children become parents knowingly or unknowly they adopt the ways of their parents to which they were against.

Homily: 4th Sunday of Easter A

Acts 2:14, 36-41; 1 Peter 2:20-25; John 10:1-10
Once in a war torn village a missionary priest was trying to give a little comfort by serving the wounded. He came across an old woman who was severely wounded. He administered first aid to her, and hospitalized her. When she came to her senses she enquired as how she had reached there. The missionary was at her bed side with a smile. He visited her daily and enquired about her condition. She was fascinated with the work of the young man and asked him, what prompted him to do that sort of service. He told her about the life of Christ. The woman exclaimed! “Why had I to wait for 60 years to hear of this good news?”

Today this question is addressed to each one of us by many people, where the message of Jesus has not reached. As Christians it is our duty to share the good News, the wonderful that

Homily: 3rd Sunday in Easter - A

Acts 2:14; 1 Peter 1:17-21; Luke 24:13-35

There is a gripping story of a traveller who was walking along the road one day when a man on horseback rushed by. There was an evil look in his eyes and blood on his hands. Minutes later a crowd of riders drew up and wanted to know if the traveller had seen someone with blood on his hands go by. They were in hot pursuit of him. "Who is he?" the traveller asked. "An evil-doer," said the leader of the crowd. "And you pursue him in order to bring him to justice?" asked the traveller. "No," said the leader, "we pursue him in order to show him the way." (Fr. Anthony de Mello, Taking Flight (New York: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc., 1990), p. 65.) The picture we have in the Bible is of a God who pursues us so that God may show us the way. From the time of the fall of Adam and Eve, God has been