Life – A Gift of God

How often do we take for granted the precious gift of life? How often do we sit and thank God for giving us this life? What is life without God? The world we currently live in is a roller coaster with so many emotions and worldly pleasure that we forget the essence of life. We […]

The Corona Pandemic –
A Spiritual Introspection – Part IV

Eternity

Let’s talk about Eternity! The world and its desires are passing away but those who do the Will of God live forever 1 John 2:17 As Christians, we need to ask ourselves 3 important questions: Are we convinced of the shortness of this earthly life? Are we convinced of the reality of Eternal life?  Are […]

The purpose of your life

The purpose of your life is far greater than your own personal fulfilment, your peace of mind, or even your happiness.  It Is far greater than your family, your career or even your wildest dreams and ambitions. You were born by HIS purpose and for HIS purpose. To know the purpose of your existence, you […]

COVID 19 pandemic – Why?

The whole world today is asking these questions – Why this Pandemic? Where is God? Why God is letting this happen? Why prayers are not answered to eradicate this virus? And so many more questions? All mankind, right now, is caught in the vortex of this swiftly moving Covid-19 pandemic marking the utter destruction of […]

The Corona Pandemic –
A Spiritual Introspection – Part III

An awakening of spirituality And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your sleep, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. – Rom 13:11 In the recent past, many of us have learnt invaluable lessons, thanks to coronavirus. These lessons include […]

The Corona Pandemic –
A Spiritual Introspection – Part II

A Call to Simplicity in Lifestyle Do not love the world or the things in the world. The love of the Father is not in those who love the world. – 1 Jn 2:15 The present situation of the pandemic has led to reduced business, job losses and salary cuts. Many of us are now […]

The Corona Pandemic –
A Spiritual Introspection – Part I

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A Time to “Walk on Water” When the disciples saw Jesus walking on the sea, they were utterly terrified! Well, who wouldn’t be! If any of us were in that situation, would we react any differently?! Jesus reassured them by saying, “It is I, do not be afraid.” After this, a very interesting conversation arose […]

The Call to Witness to Christ – Every Catholic has it! Part II

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PART 2 –  Inputs from the Catholic Church Edited by Fr. Joaquim Lobo and published in Sangati, Jan 2018 (Salesian Magazine, Goa) A few lines from the Vatican-2 Document “Lumen Gentium”, 1964 The Lay Apostolate is a participation in the salvific mission of the Church itself. Through their Baptism and Confirmation, all are commissioned to […]

The Call to Witness to Christ – Every Catholic has it! Part I

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PART 1 –  Misconceptions of the word ‘vocation‘ Edited by Fr. Joaquim Lobo and published in Sangati, Jan 2018 (Salesian Magazine, Goa) In the present era, our lack of understanding of the word ‘vocation’ has resulted in various negative consequences, one being that zeal and fervent love for service in God’s Kingdom has reduced among […]

Online Mass – Not the Real Thing, but yet Wonderful! (Part II)

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Edited by Fr. Joaquim Lobo and published in Sangati, June 2020 (Salesian Magazine, Goa) PART 2  –  Lessons through “Spiritual Communion” Through the Lockdown experience, many have learnt about Spiritual Communion, which, if applied in the physical setting in the future when churches re-open, will surely yield a spiritual treasure. Receiving Communion now becomes a […]