Friday, 19 December 2014
Monday, 8 December 2014
O Virgin conceived without sin
Pray for us who come to you with joy
To praise your life lived without sin
Which for us has been a source of joy
Immaculate you were conceived
To be the virgin daughter of God
Immaculate you also conceived
To be the virgin mother of God
Help us o virgin to remain pure
For your purity saved the world
And made our salvation sure
Through your son, “The Word”
Saturday, 6 December 2014
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Saturday, 26 July 2014
Wisdom is the ability to make the right decision and the right judgement at the right time. The Gospel reading (Mt. 13:44-52) invites us to always take the right decision. The wise merchant made the right decision to sell all he had in order to buy the pearl of great price. The right decision is that which places God above every other thing. We have to seek what is pleasing to God first because the Bible says, seek first the kingdom of heaven and its righteousness and every other thing will be added to it.
Solomon in the first reading (1 Kings 3:5, 7-12) asked for wisdom, which was pleasing to God. The bible says wisdom knows what is pleasing to God (cf. Wisdom 9:9) and we have to do what is pleasing to God even when it is unpleasant to us. Once we make the right choice by making God our most valuable treasure, we can never regret our decision no matter the outcome because the second reading (Rom. 8:28-30) assures us that all things work for good for those who love God.
We are wise when we abandon every other engagement and go for mass on Sunday but foolish when we think of the time we shall spend in the Church and so miss Sunday mass. Let us like Solomon ask for the wisdom to know and do what is pleasing in the sight of God . Happy Sunday.