AD SENSE

Taste for Waste: Food for Garbage - Ambikapur, India


Are you "UP" for it?

I'm sure you will enjoy this. One word in the English language that could be a noun, verb, adj, adv, prep is UP.
This two-letter word in English has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that word is 'UP'. It is listed in the dictionary as an [adv], [prep], [adj], [n] or [v].

Photographer becomes a Priest

Advent 1 Sunday A - Liturgical Prayers

A. The Lord Comes
B. Christ Brings Us Hope


Readings: Is 2:1 - 5; Rom 13:11 - 14; Ps 122:1-9; Mt 24:37 - 44 
Commentaries / Gospel Reflections fro
Greeting (See second Reading)
The time has come:
you must wake up now:
our salvation is near.
May the Lord Jesus be with you.

R/ And also with you.
Introduction by the Celebrant
A. The Lord Comes
The Lord Comes! He is looking for us. Do we open to him the door of our heart? Do we recognize him when he asks us whether he may enter? Do we know him when we meet him in the street, in our neighbor? Let us ask the Lord in this eucharist that we may love and admit him in the many ways he comes to us.

Advent 1 Sunday A: Stay Awake


Nov 25-30: 34th Week - Daily Reflections


Nov 25 Monday St. Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin, Martyr): https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-catherine-of-alexandria/ Luke 21: 1-4: He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury; 2 and he saw a poor widow put in two copper coins. 3 And he said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them; 4 for they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all the living that she had.” USCCB video reflections: https://youtu.be/nKeR8NdlE6w?list=PLpTzvCOJa7DCwTEFRKioXB2l1OX9fULB0
The context: There were 13 trumpet-shaped receptacles that stood up against the wall of the Court of Women.  They were intended to hold the gifts of the faithful for the Temple treasury. As Jesus and his disciples sat and watched the comings and goings of those offering their gifts of support, they observed many wealthy worshipers placing significant sums into the Temple treasury.  But it was not until Jesus observed the tiny gift of two lepta (equivalent to a couple of pennies), given by a poor widow, that he was moved to comment on the proceedings.

THANKSGIVING - US

Fr. Rodney Kissinger, S.J.

“Ten were cleansed, were they not? Where are the other nine? Has none but this foreigner returned to give thanks to God?” (Luke 17: 17-18) Ingratitude has been called “the most unkindest cut of all.” Yes, it is so easy to fall in love with the gift and forget all about the Giver; to admire a painting and never think of the painter; to enjoy music and never know the heart from which it came; to accept and love ourselves and not to care for the One from whom we came.

We like to think of ourselves as doers and achievers but the basic fact of life is that we are primarily receivers and transmitters not achievers. We all started out as zero, zip, nada. We did not ask to be. We did nothing to get here. My very existence is a gift of God. What am I anyway but a conglomeration of the gifts of God? What do I have that I have not received? Our most basic relationship with God therefore should be one of gratitude.  

Positive Thinking


Positions, Titles, Designation are all temporary

Should we really bother about positions/titles/designations?

“A retired MD of a Bank came to a branch in his city where nobody recognized him, as the branch is run by new generation people.

Say Sorry - Swami

No Arms: How do you go to the Bathroom?


Say, Sorry: It helps and heals


Christ the King - 34th Sunday C - Liturgy

SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING

1. Was I There When They Crucified My King?
2. Reigning from a Cross

Greeting (See Second Reading)

The Father has given us a place
in the kingdom of his beloved Son.
In him we gain our freedom,
the forgiveness of our sins.
May Jesus the Lord be with you. R/ And also with you.

Letters A,B,C & D in Numbers


No, Catholic Parents Should NOT Let Small Kids “Decide For Themselves” About the Faith.

No, Catholic Parents Should NOT Let Small Kids “Decide For Themselves” About the Faith.

I feel the necessity to say this at least once a week to parents when it comes to their role in the spiritual development of their children:

Christ the King - 34th Sunday C


33rd Week: Nov 18-23: Daily Reflections


Nov 18 Monday (The Dedication of the Basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles; St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, Virgin (U.S.A.):      
 https://www.franciscanmedia.org/dedication-of-churches-of-saints-peter-and-paul/; 
Lk 18: 35-43: 35 As he drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging; 36 and hearing a multitude going by, he inquired what this meant. 37 They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” 38 And he cried, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 39 And those who were in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent; but he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 40 And Jesus stopped, and commanded him to be brought to him; and when he came near, he asked him, 41 “What do you want me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, let me receive my sight.” 42 And Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has made you well.” 43 And immediately he received his sight and followed him, glorifying God; and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God. USCCB video reflections: https://youtu.be/zQCjK1_YAHo?list=PLpTzvCOJa7DCwTEFRKioXB2l1OX9fULB0

33 Sunday C - Liturgical Prayers

Greetings
Neither death nor life,
neither the present nor the future
nor any other creature
can separate us from the love of God,
the love he has made visible in Christ Jesus our Lord.
May the Lord Jesus be always with you.
R/ And also with you.
Introduction by the Celebrant
A. We Are People Of Hope
In all ages there have been "prophets of doom," as the good Pope John XXIII called them. They are people so scared by the problems of their time that they think the end of the world is near. Our day is one of rapid changes, much violence and hunger and suffering. Now we know about them immediately via television and other media. No wonder that many sects arise and speculate about the end of our world. The message of today's liturgy is: don't be afraid. Keep trusting in God, be a steadfast Christian and bear witness to God's love. You are in his hands, and Christ is here among us.

32nd Week- Nov 11-16 - Reflections


 Nov 11 Monday (St. Martin of Tours, Bishop) https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-martin-of-tours/ : Lk 17:1-6 1 And he said to his disciples, “Temptations to sin are sure to come; but woe to him by whom they come! 2 It would be better for him if a millstone were hung round his neck and he were cast into the sea, than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin.  3 Take heed to yourselves; if your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him; 4 and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, and says, `I repent,’ you must forgive him.” 5 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” 6 And the Lord said, “If you had faith as a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this sycamore tree, `Be rooted up, and be planted in the  sea,’ and it would obey you. For USCCB video reflections:https://youtu.be/an3n2hFh-_g?list=PLpTzvCOJa7DCwTEFRKioXB2l1OX9fULB0

CO-INCIDENCE OF LIFE:

1. CHURCH  has 6 letters so does MASJID and TEMPLE

2. BIBLE has 5 letters so does QURAN and GEETA.

32 Sunday C - Liturgical Prayers

Greetings
May our Lord Jesus Christ himself,
and God our Father, who has given us his love,
comfort you and strengthen you
in everything good that you do and say.
His joy and hope be always with you. 
R/ And also with you.

32 Sunday C - Mystery of Resurrection


31st Week - Nov 4-9: Daily Reflections

Nov 4 Monday (St. Charles Borromeo, Bishop): https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-charles-borromeo/ Lk 14:12-14: He said also to the man who had invited him, “When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your kinsmen or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return, and you be repaid. 13 But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind, 14 and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. You will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.” USCCB video reflections: https://youtu.be/VKaTKCJ6kGQ?list=PLpTzvCOJa7DCwTEFRKioXB2l1OX9fULB0