Cycle C 31st Sunday in the Ordinary Time

Wis. 11:22-12:2; 2 Thess. 1:11-2:2; Lk. 19:1-10
Muhammad-bin-Tughlaq who succeeded Ghazi was one of the most interesting, and colourful rulers of India. He ruled Delhi from 1325 to 1351. Mohammad Bin Tughlaq shifted his capital from Delhi to Daulatabad, located in the Deccan region of India. He did this in order to administer the provinces located in the south. Since things did not work out as he had planned, the capital was shifted back to Delhi after two years.

Cycle C 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sir 35:12-14, 16-19; 2Tim 4:6-8,16-18; Lk 18:9-14

In the 10th century BC, after King David captured the city of Jerusalem and made it the capital of the Israelites, he chose a high place as the site of a great temple to house the Ark of the Covenant (2 Samuel 24:18-25). But the construction of the project was completed by King Solomon in 957 BC. The Temple of Jerusalem was an important centre of religious and national identity from the beginning, but it became even more

Cycle C 29th Sunday in the Ordinary Time

Exodus 17:8-13; 2Tim 3:14-4:2; Lk 18:1-8
Once a person was driving his cart through a rain drenched road. As he moved forward the wheels began to sink in mud. The muddy roads held the wheels tight, and he could not drive forward. He yelled at the horses, He beat the horses, but there was no change. His cart remained stuck in the mud. Then he began to pray for the assistance of God. Being a great devotee of Zeus, he revoked his name. Hearing the zealous prayer Zeus appeared before

Cycle C 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

2 Kgs. 5:14-17; 2 Tim. 2:8-13; Luke. 17:11-19

There is an interesting story about two Angels who were sent to the Earth.  The    cries and petitions of the people reach the door steps of heaven constantly. So once God decided that he should send the angels to the Earth to collect them directly from the people. Thus two angels were sent to the Earth with carry bags. One was commissioned to collect all the petitions, and the other was asked to collect gratitude.

Inherit Eternal Life

To inherit eternal life Jesus teaches us two conditions (Luke 10:25-28): i) Love God with all your heart, soul, strength and mind; ii) Love your neighbor as yourself. My ultimate goal is receiving eternal life.  We all understand the need to love God. But “loving my neighbor as myself” is a problem. That is the reason the teacher of law put counter question “who is my neighbor?”

Cycle C 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Hb 1:2-3,2:2-4;  Tim 1:6-9,13-14; Luke 17:5-10

In the readings of today we find prophet Habakkuk, Timothy and the Apostles facing the problem that put to severe test their faith threatened to crumble.

Situation in Jerusalem was very bad at the time of Prophet Habakkuk. When the powerful Assyrian empire that