Bearing fruit for the Kingdom

Jesus asks us to bear fruit and that fruit is love. Fr Dave Callaghan MGL speaks about building a revolution of Love in the Church in this homily for the 3rd Sunday in Lent. This homily was for a special commissioning mass for the Youth Ministry Equipping School.

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Bearing fruit for the Kingdom

Jesus asks us to bear fruit and that fruit is love. Fr Dave Callaghan MGL speaks about building a revolution of Love in the Church in this homily for the 3rd Sunday in Lent. This homily was for a special commissioning mass for the Youth Ministry Equipping School.

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Prayer transforms us

The Gospel of Luke makes clear that Jesus was Transfigured after praying. Fr Bony Abraham MGL speaks about the way that God transforms us  through prayer in this homily for the second Sunday in Lent.

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Prayer transforms us

The Gospel of Luke makes clear that Jesus was Transfigured after praying. Fr Bony Abraham MGL speaks about the way that God transforms us  through prayer in this homily for the second Sunday in Lent.

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THE GOLDEN RULE Mt 7:7-12

I do not think that there are many who would argue that one of the fundamental principles that ought to guiding human actions that Jesus mentions here is wrong or is indefensible. That is, we should do for others that which we want them to do for us. Let us examine this principle and see where it leads us.

It is quite clear that at the basis of this principle is the concept of at least one, if not more, absolute moral goods. The principle itself must be absolute or it does not make any sense. It cannot apply to some people and not others as to do this would be a logical contradiction. The existence of absolute moral goods means that there is a concrete and discernible set of moral laws by which all people should act. This means that today’s tendency towards moral relativism that has infected the thinking of most modern cultures is a step in the wrong direction.

Moral relativism can be found wherever there are exceptions made that harm a fundamental good that the law protects. An example could is the contradictory position that legal systems take on the sanctity of human life. Either human life is […]

By |February 18th, 2016|Daily Scripture|0 Comments

A TIME FOR MIRACLES AND SIGNS OR FAITH? Lk 11:29-32

There comes a time in our lives when we have to stand by what we believe or open ourselves to the accusation of hypocrisy. There comes a time when we have to stop looking for signs and get on with the business of living according to faith. Only then will the Gospel gain the full respect that it deserves.

Jesus reminds us that in the past there have been pagans or unbelievers who have demonstrated greater respect for God’s word than men and women of faith! This is not an acceptable and memory of these events should inspire us to greater acts of faith in the future. It is not enough to rest on the basis that by faith we are saved, This is true, but the full effect of this truth will be demonstrated by a life lived by faith and not mere assertion. Anyone can assert anything – only a person of faith will bear the fruits of holiness and righteousness in their life. This must be our goal, that is, to grow in the expression of our faith through the life that we live as a witness to the fact that we have received the gift of salvation.

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By |February 17th, 2016|Daily Scripture|0 Comments

GET TO THE POINT Mt 6:7-15

When I was a student one of the things that drove me crazy was when someone was asking a question but never getting to the point. They would ramble one and on about matters peripheral to their point but never actually get to the crux of the matter. Sometimes it seemed that they were more interested in demonstrating the limited knowledge that they had rather than asking a real question that could possible add to their store of knowledge! This wasted not just their own time, but the lecturer and all the rest of the students’ time as well.

I think we do well to get to the point when we pray. Yes, prayer is all about a relationship and so there is a certain leeway afforded to us in this regard, however, we should be careful not to lose our way in the midst of a lot of peripheral words when a few will suffice to get our point across to God. There is no point in multiplying the words we use for the sake of length as this only wastes our time.

Jesus teaches His disciples to pray with a prayer that encapsulates our relationship with God in a clear […]

By |February 16th, 2016|Daily Scripture|0 Comments

JUDGEMENT DAY WILL EVENTUALLY COME Mt 24:31-46

If we think about it carefully and logically it makes sense that there will be a judgement day at the end of our lives. If God is just, and He is, this is necessary for Him to express His justice and righteousness. There is nothing to fear about our judgement unless we have lived our lives carelessly and without due deference to the truth and the rights of others.

When we read the Gospels we discover numerous parables and sayings of Jesus that indicate to us that we will eventually have to give an account of our lives. Today’s parable is probably the clearest of them all and the most instructive in that it prescribes for us what it means to act for and against the good of others. Jesus tells us that if we treat our fellow men and women badly then we are treating Him badly. Jesus takes it personally when we sin. It is an affront to His goodness and love when we sin!

It is important for us to remember this, as it can be good motivation for us when we have to make difficult decisions. Not only can we be sure that there are consequences to the […]

By |February 15th, 2016|Daily Scripture|0 Comments

He will protect you

We do not have to fight against sin and temptation by ourselves. Fr Ken Barker MGL speaks about the promise in the psalms that God will fight for us in this battle, in this homily for the 1st Sunday in Lent.

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He will protect you

We do not have to fight against sin and temptation by ourselves. Fr ken Barker MGL speaks about the promise in the psalms that God will fight for us in this battle, in this homily for the 1st Sunday in Lent.

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