GUIDING LIGHT
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.”
The Patience of a Fisherman
by Rev. Fr. Benjamin Sim sj - February 10, 2019 - 12:00am
If you were Peter, how would you feel when with your countless years of experience in fishing, you’ve caught nothing today. Just one of those really bad days. You and all your seasoned fishermen companions...
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.
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