Cycle C 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sir. 3:17-20, 28-9; Heb. 12:18-9, 22-24; Lk. 14:1, 7-14

Once Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was travelling to a village for one of his regular speeches. At his station a young officer got down from the train with a suitcase.

The young officer shouted for a coolie. Vidyasagar went to him and said, "Why do you need a coolie to carry this small suitcase? Can’t you carry it yourself and save the money?"

Cycle C 21st Sunday in the Ordinary Time

Isaiah 66:18-21; Hebrews 12:5-7,11-13; Luke 13:22-30

In ancient times, towns were surrounded by walls and had one or more gates to which one reached through a narrow wooden passage. The great palace of the Chinese emperors, popularly called, “The Forbidden City” is also characterized by narrow gates. When there was any sign of danger, the narrow gates were easy to close, and easy

Cycle C 20th Sunday in the Ordinary Time

In today's Gospel Jesus said to his disciples: "I came to  bring fire to the earth." It is a very strong statement  for the listeners of Jesus. The contemporaries of Jesus expected that the Messiah would bring peace to the troubled nation, that the Messiah would   establish political stability in the nation,

Cycle C: The Assumption of Mary

Revelation 11:19, 12:1-6, 10; I Corinthians 15:20-26. Luke 1:39-56

There is a beautiful story about a fruit seller. He supplied fruits to the Royal court. One day the King had a special guest. He ordered mangoes to be supplied for the dinner. Since the season of Mangoes was over there was none to be picked from anywhere. After a long struggle he managed to get hold of a few. But, they could not be presented to the royal court as they were partially damaged. Fear of punishment had overtaken him.

Cycle C 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Wisdom 18: 6–9; Hebrews 11: 1–2; 8–19; Luke 12: 32–48

22 May 2010, The Air India Express took off from Dubai and headed towards Mangalore (India), with 160 passengers and 6 crew members. The original reservation chart had the names of 169 people. In that nine people cancelled the trip. One of the passengers had just returned from India on 20th, but was called back by her ailing husband. So she boarded the next available flight. Out of 166, 158 died when the plane overshot the runway