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Making Christmas meaningful

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Making Christmas meaningful

Christmas comes year after year and there is a danger that one may be satisfied with the decorations, cards, giving/receiving gifts, new dress, etc. One may easily forget that we are celebrating a great mystery of God’s infinite love for us humans. We may fail to stop and wonder at the great mystery of God becoming human, becomes like one of us. We may fail to appreciate the great mystery of God becoming a child in the womb of a woman, remains in her womb for 9 months and is born in utter poverty, amid animals as his parents did...

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4 ways to handle change. (3 is not as difficult as it seems)

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4 ways to handle change. (3 is not as difficult as it seems)

The old moniker “Change is the only constant” has never been more true than ever before, things  just don’t seem to standstill anymore.

 Pope Francis said, “We are not living an era of change, but a change of era” and change is something we cannot avoid. Change is what today pushes us out of our comfort zone, and is built on faith. Change is God’s way of telling us that no matter how transformed the world is, His love will remain the same and His plans will still prevail.

 But are we ready for this change he has planned in our lives?

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5 steps to deal with loss (step 3 is the key)

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5 steps to deal with loss (step 3 is the key)

How many times do we have to face the prospect of change, and the even more dreaded aspect of “Moving on”. The many times we have cringed at the words “Move On” indicates that this is not an easy thing.  The times when “Move On” becomes tough are usually those associated with some pain. Pain reflected in… Grief: A sense of loss of something or someone we love Guilt: A burden we carry due to either a hurt we have caused someone or a time we feel we let down those counting on us. Suffering: Circumstances in the present that...

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Why does God let bad things happen? IS God there? Moving towards understanding God

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J. Goldhagen’s Hitler’s Willing Executioners narrates how ordinary Germans were willingly involved in the near extermination of Jews in the 1930s and 40s. Reading of the inhuman treatment meted out to the old and young, one cannot but ask the question: where was God when all these events were happening to God’s ‘chosen people’? The Hebrew Bible attests that God always protects God’s people, yet God was significantly absent in these events. Then if we look back into our history of, say 500-600 years, we are left with further shocking questions.   We may mention just a few, out of...

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What does it mean to have Faith?

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What does it mean to have Faith?
Some years back the Church celebrated the year of faith. We believe that faith is a precious gift of God. Many people equate faith with beliefs. We may be obliged to believe in many doctrines and other teachings; but we need to understand that beliefs do not save anyone; that is why Jesus did not leave us any doctrines...

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