What should we do? Advent reflection on Luke 3:10-18

What should we do? Luke 3:10-18 “What should we do?”.  Three times in this gospel that this one and same question was raised to John the Baptizer. First, by the crowd; second, by the tax collectors; and finally, by the soldiers. After the many exhortations and astonishing proclamations of John, the people were left with…

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Advent season is a season of joyful waiting

Advent season is a season of joyful waiting A joyful waiting, preparing the way of the Lord (Luke 3:4-6)                                                                      …as it…

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Maranatha, Come Lord Jesus (Advent season)

Maranatha, Come Lord Jesus (Advent season)  Maranatha is from two Aramaic words Maran’atha which means the “Lord is coming” or  the “Lord comes“. Another translation is “Come, Lord Jesus” which is an invitation for the Lord to hasten his coming in this advent season. Advent comes every year and it is a very special season…

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Who do you say I am? Matthew 16:13-19

Who do you say I am? Matthew 16:13-19 Jesus asked two questions: Who do people say that I am? Who do you say I am? Jesus, in the course of his ministry, had many good and striking conversations with His disciples. The dialogue between Him and Peter was one. In the gospel passage, Jesus asked…

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What do you want me to do for you? Mark 10:46-52

What do you want me to do for you? (Mark 10:46-52) Jesus, son of David, have pity on me!                  The blind Bartimaeus in the story must have been, for a long time, begging in the streets for his daily sustenance. He must have gotten used to his…

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