HOLY THURSDAY

Station X – Jesus is stripped of his garments. The tenth station of the cross confronts us with the inevitable in every life: somewhere along the way, we each get stripped of what we have spent our lives acquiring, of things closest to our hearts, of possessions or positions that made us who we thought…

Wednesday of the HOLY WEEK

Station V – Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus carry his cross. The fifth station of the cross demonstrates for us the power of presence in the life of the poor and oppressed. Being where suffering is, associating ourselves with it, standing with those whom society has condemned is a great and gracious witness. At times,…

FACE DIFFICULTIES POSITIVELY

This parable is told of a farmer who owned an old mule. The mule fell into the farmer’s well. The farmer heard the mule praying or whatever mules do when they fall into wells. After carefully assessing the situation, the farmer sympathized with the mule, but decided that neither the mule nor the well was…

‘… but if it dies it produces much fruit’. Jn 12,24

“People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway. What…

A turn of the screw

There was an industrialist whose production line inexplicably breaks down, costing him millions per day. He finally tracks down an expert who takes out a screwdriver, turns one screw, and then – as the factory cranks back to life – presents a bill for 10,000 Euros. Affronted, the factory owner demands an itemised version. The…

Monday’s thought

JESUS WAITS SILENT AND UNSEEN TO COME INTO MY HEART I WILL RESPOND TO HIS CALL HE COMES WITH HIS INFINITE POWER AND LOVE  MAY I BE FILLED WITH JOY IN HIS PRESENCE