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A quick glance at what is happening in the world around us is indeed very sobering. The abandonment of faith for seeking pleasure and wealth, the deterioration of the family unit, a crisis in world leadership, conflict and thousands of people seeking refuge outside their country... the list goes on. But seeing what is happening in our society and within us may be even more sobering. We have become desensitised, the...
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Home Alone It was early evening when I finally plucked up the courage to face the inevitable. ‘Come on, you’ve been planning this for ages, don’t chicken out now’ I silently pleaded with myself. I knocked on the door. My father asked me to go in. As I entered the room, I could hear my heart beating so fast I feared it would give me away even before I spoke. With...
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On the heels of the release of the raunchy pseudo-romantic film ’50 shades of Grey’ which has just premiered worldwide a few days ago, come its antithesis: the message of the 40 days of Lent. Both propose a 'number' but with a radically different intent. The film portrays a toxic and deceptive picture of love, a stark contrast to the true meaning of the word which the gospel proclaims.  Maybe some may protest that it...
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What can you do for Lent to get closer to God? Here are 3 important things 'meant for Lent '... but not only!  We give them more importance in Lent so that they would become integrated into our everyday life. 1. In Lent Enter Tent: Pray every day "The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came...
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Many of us heard about it, maybe fewer of us know its origin: the word ‘Lent’ comes from the Anglo-Saxon ‘spring-time’ – the time for the blossoming of new life. This is precisely what we are seeking to live in our relationship with God. So Lent starts with Ash Wednesday where we are reminded that ‘we are dust and to dust we shall return’. We are not here for ever but...