Friday, February 26, 2021

Love your enemies

Deu 26: 16-19 Mt 5:43-48

The book of Deuteronomy speaks about the rules and regulation one has to follow to live a holy, religious and righteous life. After the Israelites reached the promised land God spoke to them through Moses saying; declare that Lord is your God and follow his Commandments then the Lord will honor you above all nations.

Individually all of us need some  recognition in the society or community. But if we do the same what all others do then we are sure to loose our identity. It is our human weakness to love those who love us, hate those who hate us. Jesus gives us another way to be different than others that is  Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. This teaching differentiates us from others.

The season of Lent is the time to reflect our spiritual life. Consciously we have declared Lord is our God and promised to keep his commandments but do we follow them in our lives?

Monday, February 22, 2021

His words are truth

Reflection                                                                                             Date 23:02:2021

Is 55:10-11

Mt 6:7-15

The first reading emphasizes on the power of the word of God. God said; My words that goes out of my mouth shall not return empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed  in the thing for which I sent it. His every word is powerful and  never fails. His words are truth.

In the Gospel Jesus teaches his disciples to pray.  He teaches them to call his father as our father. Surly God is our father. Lets pray this prayer meaningfully every time we pray.

Today we pray for ourselves that we never utter a word that has no value. May God bless us to be always truthful to our words.

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Feast of the Chair of St. Peter

Homily                                                                                             Date 22:02:2021

Feast of the Chair of St. Peter

Reflection by Fr. Gulsan Ekka

Today we celebrate the feast of the Chair of  St. Peter. It is the feast of  authority rather than the feast of wooden chair.  Jesus asked his disciple who do people say that I am? His disciples answered; some say John the Baptist, some say Elijah, some say Jeremiah or  one of the prophets.  He asked to Peter, Peter who do you say I am, He answered You are the Christ, the son of the living God. Jesus replied to Peter; flesh and blood has not revealed it to you but my Father in heaven. You are rock and on this rock I will build my Church. By uttering these words he blessed him and put him in his place as a prince of the apostles.   

St. Peter was the first one to preach after the Pentecost. He preached and defended Christ's teaching.

Today the Pope Francis represents St. Peter. Therefore we should follow his teaching. Today he invites us to built new society based on loving neighbors like good Samaritan.

In the first reading we are reminded of our responsibilities and duties.  St Paul urges us to do our responsibility not by compulsion but cheerfully be the example for the flock we are assigned to look after.

We feel sorry for those time when we misused our authority or neglected our responsibilities. We ask pardon from the Lord when we failed to set good example for others.

God is merciful, He forgives our every sin.  I confess to almighty God...

Friday, February 12, 2021

Compassion of God (Gn 3:9-24, Mk 8: 1-10)

Gn 3:9-24, Mk 8: 1-10

Both the readings speak about the compassion of God. 

When we sin we feel ashamed and afraid as felt by Adam and Eve. Even if we disobey His commandments and sin, He neither punishes nor leaves us alone. Instead he shows compassion when we acknowledge our sins. Instead of blaming one another, God teaches them to accept and take up the responsibility of their own mistake. At the end part of the reading we heard, God made for them garment of skin to cover up their shamefulness caused by sin. So also he forgives us and gives us new life, gives us opportunity to live the life a new, meaningfully. God is compassionate.

In the Gospel Jesus shows his compassion for the people who came to listen to him. He says they are with me since three days and have no food, if I send them away they will faint on the way. A compassionate heart can feel the pain of others.

From both the readings we are invited today to be compassionate like God.

Today we reflect upon;  Am I compassionate towards those who commit mistakes?

May God help us to be compassionate. Amen


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Thursday, February 11, 2021


Genesis 3: 1-8
Mk 7: 31-37

Today's readings remained us of our relationship with God. By disobedience we are separated from Him. To be like God is not a sin. Jesus said be holy as my heavenly father is Holy. Our ultimate goal is to be like God in everything. Following the commandments of God we can become like Him.

Most of the time we disobey, we sin and feel guilty about it as Adam and Eve. But in psalm 32 we are assured that God forgives our sins when we acknowledge. Therefore we should not be afraid of Him.

In the gospel Jesus heals a man who is deaf and mute.

Pope Benedict XVI said "Since humanity is inwardly deaf and mute as a result of sin, God became man in the person of Christ so that we become able to hear the voice of God, Voice of love speaking to our heart, and learn to speak in the language of love.

Jesus Christ is the bridge between God and us. Lets come to him be saved.

Today we spend time to know our own weaknesses which separate us from God.

As we have heard the words of God, May the Lord enable us to hear and proclaim His word. Amen

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Sin is like wave in the well

Sin is like wave in the well. When we through a stone in it a small wave is created and the small wave creates bigger and bigger wave at it reaches to the edge of the well. In the gospel we heard about the beheading of St. John the Baptist, caused by the revengeful attitude of Herodias. John the Baptist was a truthful man who stood for the truth and opposed the evil in the society. We are also call to stand for the truth and work for which we are called for.

In the first reading we are assured of God's care. Therefore lets be content with what we have. Let's not be greedy for money and other thing which diverts our mind and heart from the Lord.

Lets also be aware of little and small sins we commit everyday because small sins causes bigger sin up to killing of people.

May God bless us to be aware of our sins and get rid of it.