Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A Father’s Love

The Prodigal Son is a parable that has been reflected and spoken about so many times in so many different ways and in so many different contexts. I myself have considered various aspects from the parable in my previous blogs, and will speak about it still more. And yet, the parable’s beauty, eloquence and wholeness is never lost or diminished in spite of so many repetitions.

Today I would like to ponder upon it from the father’s point of view.

I Was Sunk Deep Down In A Valley

I was sunk deep down in a valley,
But now I walk right up the alley.
I faced struggles I could not cope,
But the Lord has given me new hope.

He lifted me up and sat me on a rock,
A rock firm and strong, that none can knock.
He is my pillar and my strong fort,
In His arms, do I find comfort.

The Saviour who rose from the dead,
Will guide me through my way ahead.
In Him I find a life ever new,
His love is a joy that I never knew.

Praised be the Lord Jesus Christ, forever and ever. Amen

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Saturday, April 2, 2016

A Small Story from the Life of St. Pope John Paul II

Today is April 2nd - the Eve of Divine Mercy Sunday. 11 years ago, a Pope, who was instrumental in spreading the message of Divine Mercy, the Pope who declared the second Sunday of Easter (i.e. the first Sunday after Easter Sunday) as the Divine Mercy Sunday while canonizing St. Maria Faustina, died on April 2nd, exactly on the Eve of Divine Mercy Sunday.

"The Message of Divine Mercy has always been near and dear to me… which I took with me to the See of Peter and which in a sense forms the image of this Pontificate." Pope John Paul II wrote in his encyclical on Divine Mercy.