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Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim sj
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The case of the Invincible Widow
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim sj - October 20, 2019 - 12:00am
In our Gospel readings during the recent weeks, Luke seems to read like our local papers. Few weeks ago Luke’s Gospel ran “A dishonest manager exposed!” Today Luke’s parable runs “A...
Grateful Heart
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim sj - October 13, 2019 - 12:00am
I heard a story of a woman with a package standing in a crowded bus.
Praise for Dishonesty?
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim sj - September 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Today’s Gospel probably puzzled you. An employee who cheats on his employer, a manager who manipulates his master’s money, to make friends upon losing his job. And a master, with Jesus’ approval,...
To Live and To Love
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim sj - September 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Fr. John Powell, S.J. in his book “Happiness is an Inside Job” relates a true story of a young woman, who in her own words had lived “an evil life for many years.”
Others First
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim sj - September 1, 2019 - 12:00am
An Arabian parable tells of a horseman galloping through the night across a plain. He is headed for the City of the Sun, which lies on the other side of a great valley.
Bible Reading for the Twenty-First Sunday: Luke 13: 22-30 Passing Through the Eye of the Needle
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim sj - August 25, 2019 - 12:00am
A prominent man died and was being escorted by St. Peter in heaven.
Setting the world on fire
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim sj - August 18, 2019 - 12:00am
This short passage of the Gospel today is packed with dynamite
Preparing for that Time
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim sj - August 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Nothing lasts forever. And no one lives in this world forever. There’s a book by Frank Kendig and Richard Hutton called “Life Spans, or How Long Things Last.”
When We Lie Down in Death
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim sj - August 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Fr. Mark Link wrote that in 1923 an important meeting took place at the Chicago Edgewater Beach Hotel.
Balance between body and soul
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim sj - July 21, 2019 - 12:00am
A father attended a parent-teacher conference in the high school of his son.
The Compassion of a Suffering God
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim sj - July 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Little Sally was asked by her mother why she was late from school. Sally said, “I was on my way home when I saw Dona crying because her doll got broken.”
A Big Celebration
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim sj - June 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Today our celebration focuses in a very special way on the gift of the Holy Eucharist, the Body and Blood of Christ. Perhaps today is a good occasion to understand more deeply what we are up to when we come to celebrate...
Three, and Yet Only One
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim sj - June 16, 2019 - 12:00am
A priest was sitting in an airport lounge waiting for his flight. A man sat down beside him and began to give his opinions on religion. He boasted, “I won’t accept anything I can’t understand....
Bible Reading for the Fifth Sunday of Easter: John 13:31-35 The Power to Love
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim sj - May 19, 2019 - 12:00am
A Hindu monk, who read the life of Jesus in the Gospel, told a Christian, “If you can live what is taught in this book, you will convert the whole of India in five years.”
The Good & Shepherd
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim sj - May 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Today, the Gospel presents us with one of the most familiar unfamiliar images in the Scripture. It is familiar in the sense that the Scripture from the Old Testament to the New is full of images of sheep and shepherds....
Not by One’s Own Strength
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim sj - May 5, 2019 - 12:00am
There’s a story about a preacher, who liked to use gimmicks to divide his sermons into parts.
Where Is God?
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim sj - April 14, 2019 - 12:00am
From the lives of saints of Islam, there’s a story of Ebrahim ibn Adam, king of Balkh. Ebrahim was a wealthy man, but at the same time he was a man very sincere, very concerned in matters religious –...
Listen, and Let Go
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim sj - March 17, 2019 - 12:00am
The First Sunday of Lent presented Jesus’ victory over Satan’s attempt to put his Sonship to the test. This week’s Gospel carries that theme an important step forward.
Bible Reading for the First Sunday of Lent: Luke 4: 1-13 Two Wolves Fighting
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim sj - March 10, 2019 - 12:00am
If I were to ask you: “Are you a saint or a liar?” Chances are you will answer, “None of the above.”
“You are the Light of the World”
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim sj - March 3, 2019 - 12:00am
Hans Christian Andersen has a story called “The King’s New Clothes.”
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