Browsing the November 2016 archive of Weekly Reflections

First Sunday of Advent

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 11/26/16

“you also must be prepared,for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.”

America is obsessed with the future: the stock market, computers and electronic development, college, retirement, etc. We don’t like to wait, we are impatient. We want to be in control.

But ... Read More »

One door closes another one opens

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 11/20/16

One door closes another one opens

We are ‘closing’ the doors of mercy and praising Christ the King on the same Sunday.

The image of ‘closing’ the door of mercy is difficult for me. Then I remember that Jesus didn’t need a door to come into the upper room ... Read More »

Fear of the Lord

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 11/13/16

“Lo, the day is coming,” Mal 3:19

“Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be powerful earthquakes, famines, and plagues…” Luke

This week’s readings are not so comforting. Such readings should indeed bring forth awe and fear, while at the same time showing us who ... Read More »

All Are Alive!

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 11/05/16

Luke 20:27-38

“they are like angels; and they are the children of God…. he is not God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive.”

As Christians, this is our belief: We believe that the dead are still alive, still themselves and, very importantly, ... Read More »