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Joanne Joanne
on 16/2/14
Father--Your suggesting that we need to examine our own personal motives for our actions struck me as something I need to work at. Maybe I'll learn why I think of myself as the like the son in a parable who said, "No" to his father, but later went out to the fields to work: Am I doing the things Jesus asked only because I know I should? Is that enough? I fear not! Thank you for giving me insight that may help me become kind and loving without having to weigh the pros and cons.
Jeanny Jeanny
on 29/1/14
thank you so much for this readings my faith more stronger God lead me to check this site everyday to blessed me his words through the wisdom and knowledge given by the one who made this ..God bless you more to touch other people..
michael smyth michael smyth
on 13/1/14
Fr Jim was responsible for bringing me into the fold of Mill Hill Missionaries and always dedicated himself to inspiring young men to the priesthood. The diocese of Ngong where Fr.Jim worked is now full of local priests whom Jim was largely responsible for mentoring and supporting at a time when there were no African priests in the Diocese. RIP a great missionary!
santiago cmf santiago cmf
on 28/12/13
Father Joseph Callistus, CMF,

Happy Christmas. God bless your good works
santiago santiago
on 8/12/13
Nelson Mandela
1918-2013
Long walk to freedom
27 years of imprisonment in Robben Island

Death stirs sense of loss around the world
Even before he got the noble prize, India conferred Mandela with the Bhrat Ratna when he was released from jail in 1990. He remains the only one non-Indian to have received the highest civilian honor.

He became the South Africa’s first black president. He became the symbol of world peace. He was true Gandhi an. His life and work will remain a source of eternal inspiration for generations. He was like Dr.Ambedhakar, the father of Indian constitution.
He stood for the freedom of his people. He was man of faith and man of hope. He had a brave heart. Mandela has transformed South Africa and moved all of us.

A man of incomparable honor, unconquerable strength and unyielding resolve. He is a saint to many. He is a hero to may all who treasure the dignity of humankind. He is a symbol of fight agonist injustice. His journey was like that of the way of cross of Jesus. What a long years of his struggle for South Africa’s freedom from oppression, racial prejudice, inequality and poverty.

Born in a remote African village, he served as guard, lawyer and political activist. He was 75 when he became president of South Africa. He served only five-year term, a superb start for the new democratic nation. What a pity, his successors seemed to disappoint the people. There are leaders with hidden agendas and selfish. He has made us understand that we change the world. He lived and died as hero. Legacy of Mandela will go on…

He died at the age of 95, due to lung diseases. May his soul rest in peace.

santiago santiago
on 8/12/13
Nelson Mandela
1918-2013

Long walk to freedom

27 years of imprisonment in Robben Island

Death stirs sense of loss around the world

Even before he got the noble prize, India conferred Mandela with the Bhrat Ratna when he was released from jail in 1990. He remains the only one non-Indian to have received the highest civilian honor.

He became the South Africa’s first black president. He became the symbol of world peace. He was true Gandhi an. His life and work will remain a source of eternal inspiration for generations. He was like Dr.Ambedhakar, the father of Indian constitution.
He stood for the freedom of his people. He was man of faith and man of hope. He had a brave heart. Mandela has transformed South Africa and moved all of us.

A man of incomparable honor, unconquerable strength and unyielding resolve. He is a saint to many. He is a hero to may all who treasure the dignity of humankind. He is a symbol of fight agonist injustice. His journey was like that of the way of cross of Jesus. What a long years of his struggle for South Africa’s freedom from oppression, racial prejudice, inequality and poverty.

Born in a remote African village, he served as guard, lawyer and political activist. He was 75 when he became president of South Africa. He served only five-year term, a superb start for the new democratic nation. What a pity, his successors seemed to disappoint the people. There are leaders with hidden agendas and selfish.

He has made us understand that we change the world. He lived and died as hero. Legacy of Mandela will go on…

He died at the age of 95, due to lung diseases.

May his soul rest in peace.

Sol Alano Sol Alano
on 23/10/13
Being enslave to death is the deadliest and most unfortunate event in ones life. It paralyzes everything including the will to live!

Thus the need to refocus and willfully choose to live- that is, to be enslave by God himself and share in his love with all those whom He also loves and call them his beloved.
Sol Alano Sol Alano
on 11/10/13
The dynamics of human existence: when not directly affected by any given situation, taking a stand does not matter. Or if it matters, we pretend to be neutral until pegged to the wall.

This was my latest experience when most of my colleagues were thinking that we were not treated fairly. A decision made favored some and I think I was one of those favored.

Before that I strongly condemn the action but when I realized I was barking against myself, I started to keep quiet and prepare myself for some thing that might not be unfavorable.

I could not voluntarily incriminate myself nor stand as witness to question the action. So difficult to take Jesus' side but I believe that I have to strongly be convinced and be confident that nothing else matters but the values of the Kingdom.

Sol Alano Sol Alano
on 10/10/13
To trust and entrust, to give up trying to be on top of the situation always, to be in control...

This is one aspect in my prayer and christian life in general that I find so difficult to let go of. I think I don't know what humility is all about.
People like us who have been trained by our families not to trust on anybody else but yourself to be able to live decently as a person, make the Gospel for today difficult to understand.

I pray that the Lord will continue to teach me so I can serve with authenticity .
Sol Alano Sol Alano
on 9/10/13
This is a lesson in one of my theology classes that I could not forget. That this is a formula for prayer, Jesus is teaching us how to pray.

But truly there is a "magic" in this prayer/petition. Years back, when I asked my grade seven classes which part of the mass they felt they are most close to God, 90% of them answered - when they sing/ recite the Our Father. This is also true to me.

There is so much connection happening, vertically and horizontally, with God and with the community celebrating the Eucharist.

It may just be so amazing if everyone could find time really to celebrate the Eucharist everyday.

We become what we eat...
Sol Alano Sol Alano
on 9/10/13
This is a lesson in one of my theology classes that I could not forget. That this is a formula for prayer, Jesus is teaching us how to pray.

But truly there is a "magic" in this prayer/petition. Years back, when I asked my grade seven classes which part of the mass they felt they are most close to God, 90% of them answered - when they sing/ recite the Our Father. This is also true to me.

There is so much connection happening, vertically and horizontally, with God and with the community celebrating the Eucharist.

It may just be so amazing if everyone could find time really to celebrate the Eucharist everyday.

We become what we eat...
Sol Alano Sol Alano
on 8/10/13
The time, the place, the work, and the people that I am with now, is God's perfect plan for me. I don't need to ask for anything except the grace to sustain me everyday so my heart would not wander anywhere. Rightly, it is more of being and living with authenticity. No more, no less.
Sol Alano Sol Alano
on 4/10/13
The Gospel speaks to me about my strong connection to the Father through Jesus. I was thinking, why not directly connect to Him, why do I have to pass through Jesus?

The answer is so simple, who would best know the Father but the Son? And if I could only be faithful in reading and living the Gospel everyday , I could truly experience the intimacy that Jesus have with His Father. This is the freedom that I longed to experience... nothing else matters except my relationship with the Father thru Jesus the Christ.
Sol Alano Sol Alano
on 3/10/13
Lessons learned to make it through this day...

- The willingness to know what is the BETTER choice
- Not to insist but just give them a piece of my mind
- To leave them something to think about, pray for and discern

Nobody owns anybody's heart but GOD...
Sol Alano Sol Alano
on 2/10/13
Radical commitment... Personally, this calls for HUMILITY. That is, as an active person, ready to put things into action, with a disposition that nothing is impossible when I put my heart into it, sometimes forgetting that there are other people who are in command - humility...

The first reading today reminds of these and I am truly grateful: 1. That any action must be a fruit of a deep prayer and discernment
2. Acknowledge the authority/superior and what they can do
3. Receive even the assignment as a favor
4. Know and be convinced of what you are doing
5. Display gratefulness to God thru the authority / superior

Then, administer the bounty of this earth with total detachment.