当前域名或者端口未绑定,请到后台绑定,该消息可以在后台自定义!

A Reflection for the 5th Sunday of Lent

Do you believe this?

The Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you

  […]

A Reflection for the 4th Sunday of Lent

We
are now in our final stretch of Lent which is a relief because, personally, I
find Lent difficult. I find the fasting hard, but I came across a quotation
from the ‘Magnificat’ which I found encouraging.

Fasting is a form of self deprivation
of and a longing for the food we really need. We fast in order to seek Him day
after day, the better to know His ways. We fast to make space for Christ, so
that He may fill our emptiness with His redeeming presence.

I
am also aware of my own sinfulness and my failures in the small things in daily
life. The line in the first reading speaks to me when God said to Samuel ‘Man
looks at appearances but the Lord looks at the heart’.  The Lord sees the desire in my heart to do
good and not my failures. Jesus fell three times under His cross on the way to
Calvary, but he got up […]

Week 3 of Lent – Reflection on this Sunday’s Gospel

This Sunday’s Gospel, John 4:5-42, is about Jesus who
made a journey to a Samaritan town (it is always He who makes first move toward
us) and was waiting at the well for the arrival of the Samaritan woman. Her
thirst and longing bring her towards Him, though she wasn’t aware of
it.  

Recently my friend, was encouraging me with these words:

Always watch the mind,
what it is thinking about, and always bring it back to Him from
wherever it wanders  off.

So often our thoughts are wandering far and wide: be
it judgment of others, anger or just looking for somebody or something what
could satisfy our thirst. 

 The Samaritan woman in the Gospel experienced it
too, she was trying to find her happiness (having 5 husbands and other man not
yet husband), and satisfy her thirst in anything but God, and because of
that her constant longing and thirst were never quenched.

When we too wander in our thoughts away from him, it
is like digging cisterns […]

Week 2 of Lent – Thoughts on Broken Lenten Resolutions

We are now in the middle of the
second week of Lent and I’m sure some of us have already broken our Lenten
Resolutions (repeatedly!!) and are feeling very discouraged about it all and
tempted to just give up the attempt and pick something easier.

But maybe we should view these
not as failures but as something that can be beneficial. It’s a bit like
distractions during prayer. You might feel, ‘oh, I didn’t pray at all, I had so
many distractions,’ but each time you realised that you had been distracted and
turned back to God that was something good; that was prayer. It can be the same
with our Lenten Resolutions.

Lent is a time to refocus and
reorient ourselves towards God. We fast to make space in our lives for God to
fill. The ‘space’ created by what we give up (e.g. TV or Social Media) should
be given to God in some way (e.g. extra prayer, daily […]

By |March 10th, 2020|lent|0 Comments

A Reflection on the Gospel for the First Sunday of Lent

God made the
sinless one into sin, our sin, my sin, that in him we might become the goodness
of God.  And yet since the beginning of
creation we have been denying our sin, that sin for which He emptied himself of
his divinity, became man and endured His passion and death. We have been
covering our nakedness up, hiding our reality from God, from ourselves and from
one another. We don’t wish to be seen for who we are .But until we know in
every fibre of our being that we are sinners utterly in need of a Saviour,
Jesus passion and death has been in vain. How can we look on the one we have
pierced, the one we profess to love and not make it our life’s vocation to know
and own our sinfulness, that we might know and own how deeply we are loved by
God.

Fr Anselm
once said the purpose of lent was to be able […]

A JOURNEY THROUGH LENT – SPEAK LORD, YOUR SERVANT IS LISTENING

We are a little late in putting up our Lenten reflections but we trust that they may still be helpful for those who read this blog.  We are united with the whole Church as we journey through this Lenten season towards Easter..It is that time again, LENT. Like anyone who is bothering to read this blog I am thinking about what I should do for Lent this year. The thought occurs to me that if I rephrase the question I might come up with a more fruitful answer. So I ask myself what do I want Lent to do for me? By the time Easter arrives what would I like to be different about me? How can I make that happen?The season of Lent is God’s gift to us to renew our lives in holiness. By the end of Lent I want to be more aware of God’s love […]

3rd Sunday of Lent – 2015

Destroy this sanctuary and in three days        I will raise it up .He was speaking of the sanctuary that was his body.Reading this passage in to-days Eucharist on the cleansing of the TempleI was struck by the intensity of Jesus’ zeal for the purity and integrity of his Father’s house. His attitude had always been one of immense respect for the temple as many incidents related in the Gospels tell us.    The prophecies had foretold of the destruction of the ancient temple which would be replaced by the New Temple, a temple of the living God, Jesus himself, who would offer to the Father the true worship in Spirit and in truth.        This theme of the true temple can be traced right through the scriptures to reveal that “Jesus has truly transferred to his own person the privilege, long held by the temple, of being the place where mankind […]

Second Sunday of Lent – 2015

 All the runners at the stadium are trying to win, but only one of them gets the prize.  You must run in the same way, meaning to win.  All the fighters at the games go into strict training; they do this just to win a wreath that will wither away, but we do it for a wreath that will never wither.  (1 Cor.9:24-25).  Beginning with this passage from St. Paulwhere in effect he tells us that in the Christian contest we are all called to be winners not of an earthly but a heavenly wreath, I would like to reflect on the great hope for living our Christian life. which the mystery of the Transfiguration of our Lord, gives us.In his commentary on last Sunday’s gospel where Jesus was tempted by Satan in the desert, St. Augustine says “do you notice that Christ has been tempted and fail to notice […]