Cycle C 23rd Sunday in the Ordinary Time

Wis 9:13-18; Phlm 9-10,12-17; Lk 14:25-33

The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed earnestly to rescue him, and every day he scanned the horizon for help, but no one seemed forthcoming. Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect

Fire of Love

In the family people move with fire. Why do we like our family? Is it because it is a heaven? There is a kind of fire in me for my family. That is the reason I like my family. Like a youngster who is mad with love for his/her beloved.

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 Ordinary Time

Is 66:18-21; Hb 12:5-7,11-13; Lk 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

Cycle C 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jer 38:4-6, 8-10; Hb 12:1-4; Lk 12:49-53

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

Become Like a Child

A child is dependent on parents in Jewish culture. Jesus tells us to become like a child. In Kerala culture also a child depends on parents.

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