“For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known.”

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The Epiphany of the Lord 7 January 2018 Is 60:1-6 Eph 3:2-3a, 5-6 Mt 2:1-12 The word epiphany comes from the Greek word epiphaneia, meaning manifestation or appearance. In this sense, we celebrate the manifestation of Christ to the whole world in the Feast of the Epiphany. To whom exactly is Christ revealed to? Who […]

Exactly five months have passed since I returned from my TSB trip (and my escapade to Bali) and I find the wanderlust stirring again. Strange lands are calling out to me. These are pictures of Mongolia, my second favourite place in the world (for now). My favourite is Iceland. I have promised myself to revisit both. […]

3rd Sunday of Advent 17 December 2017 Is 61:1-2, 10-11 1 Th 5:16-24 Jn 1:6-8, 19-28 The third Sunday of Advent tells us, “Gaudéte, rejoice!” As the Lord is near, the dark penitential violet is mixed with the white of the approaching Christmas, and so the liturgical colour is lightened to rose-pink. This gives us […]

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe 26 November 2017 Ez 34:11-12, 15-17 1 Cor 15:20-26, 28 Mt 25:31-46 We are residing in enemy-occupied territory, as CS Lewis puts it. In Mere Christianity, Lewis writes: “Christianity agrees… that this universe is at war. But it does not think this is a war […]

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time 5 November 2017 Mal 1:14-2:2, 8-10 1 Th 2:7-9, 13 Mt 23:1-12 We often get disillusioned when our leaders do not walk the talk. We see their hypocrisy, and we throw the baby out with the bathwater: we dismiss who they are and what they teach together with what they […]