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Bible Reading on the Baptism of the Lord: Luke 3:15-16, 21-22 Our Own Baptism
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim sj - January 13, 2019 - 12:00am
With today’s feast of the Baptism of the Lord we bring the Christmas season to a close. Many of us may ask, “Why does Jesus have to be baptized?”
The Journey to Meet God
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim sj - January 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Matthew’s story of the Magi serves as a preview of Jesus’ life. Jesus will be rejected by many Jews as symbolized by Herod. But He will be received by many Gentiles, symbolized by the Magi.
The Christian Family
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim sj - December 30, 2018 - 12:00am
The new neighbor was talking to a seven-year-old boy living next door.
Joyous Anticipation
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim sj - December 23, 2018 - 12:00am
Some of you may remember a little book entitled “The Little Prince.” The Little Prince was from another planet, a very small one. One day he found himself stranded on earth.
Danger and Opportunity
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim sj - December 16, 2018 - 12:00am
The Chinese word for “crisis” is made up of two characters side by side. The first is “danger” and the other is “opportunity.”
Prepare
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim sj - December 9, 2018 - 12:00am
The main message of Advent is: “Prepare.” We’re already caught up in preparations – for Christmas with daily reminders of the number of shopping days before Christmas.
Seasonal Distractions
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim sj - December 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Signs and symbols play an important part of our lives. They are meant to guide us or protect us.
Love Your Neighbor
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim sj - November 4, 2018 - 12:00am
A college student cramming for the final exams devised a system so that he could easily recall the contents of a whole book he was supposed to master.
On the Way
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim sj - October 28, 2018 - 12:00am
What can we learn from the story of Bartimaeus? First, we recognize that faith begins in uncertainty, and the acknowledgment of our situation of helplessness.
The Need for Servant Leaders
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim sj - October 21, 2018 - 12:00am
James and John in today’s Gospel would have no problem in our competitive society today.
True Love
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim sj - October 7, 2018 - 12:00am
A man walks into a Mail-Boxes-Express section of the post office one day and sees a middle-aged, bald fellow at the counter busily placing “Love” stamps on bright pink envelopes with hearts all over them....
The Most Important
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim sj - September 23, 2018 - 12:00am
Today’s Gospel passage shows us how different Jesus’ views on life are from what we see and hear around us.
Split-Level Christianity
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim sj - September 1, 2018 - 11:51pm
Fr. Mark Link, S.J. tells the story of a 30-second homily.
Food for Immortality
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim sj - August 19, 2018 - 12:00am
According to a story by John Ortberg of Willow Creek Community in Illinois: During the Second World War the Red Cross made blood available to all who needed it – even the enemy. The Red Cross would also provide...
Take Me!
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim sj - August 5, 2018 - 12:00am
Once a skinny hungry-looking beggar timidly approached a plump and elegantly-dressed doña,
The Bread of Life
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim sj - July 29, 2018 - 12:00am
A benefactor gave a generous donation to a parish with a request that each of the sisters working in the parish should be given $50.
The Good Shepherd
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim sj - July 22, 2018 - 12:00am
When Alfred Nobel’s brother, Ludwig, died, someone mistakenly wrote an obituary about Alfred, emphasizing his wealth and calling him the “dynamite king.”
Nothing to Leave Behind
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim sj - July 15, 2018 - 12:00am
One of the Jesuit missionaries, expelled from Communist China said that Chairman Mao did him a great service by throwing him out of China within two days’ notice, and with just enough belonging that he could...
Shared Illusion
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim sj - June 10, 2018 - 12:00am
In our modern society, we judge the maturity and the sanity of a person by his ability to adjust to ways and values of the society he lives in. For example, we learn to wait for the green light (the “Go”...
Christ in Us
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim sj - May 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Pentecost Sunday marks the conclusion of the Easter season and the inauguration of the mission of the Church by the power of the Holy Spirit. Even though Pentecost celebrates the manifestation of the Holy Spirit,...
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