I. This Sunday in Church
Bible Readings for This Sunday (May 7)
Sermons for This Sunday (May 7)
3. Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Road to Emmaus
II. Lectionary Reflections - Matthew 14:22-33
Authority in Turbulent Times!
The story tells each of us to hold tightly to the hand of God who comes to
us walking on baptismal water! This is the message of Matthew written using
the seafaring imagery familiar with the Greco-Roman culture to whom the
early church witnessed. ...
Fear and Chaos on the Sea
When, surrounded by the moving waves, we falter, will we too catch our
flailing limbs upon Jesus' steady hand? Or will we huddle in the safe and
comfortable boxes in which we have always existed. The choice is ever before
us! The great "I AM" continues to walk out in the chaotic waters of the
world. How will we answer when he bids us, "Come!"? ...
Jesus Walks on Water
This is a great illustration of how we can walk by faith. When we have a promise
from God to believe, it makes no difference what our circumstances are saying to
us. God's Word is always true, and if we'll believe in spite of our
circumstances, we'll experience the blessings God promises. If we doubt,
however, we may well begin to go down, just like Peter. ...
How to Face Life's Storms
I have gone through several storms in my life. At times God
allowed the storm or defeat to get my eyes back on Jesus. At
times I believe God was just strengthening my character, and
teaching me some important lessons. But through it all, I
can say that none of those storms really hurt me, but only
made me a better person...
III. Featured: Road To Emmaus
My Way Gets Brighter, My Load Gets Lighter - A Homily on the Easter Emmaus Gospel
In this homily I reflect on the Emmaus Gospel (Luke 24:13-35) as a
resurrection account, focusing on the journey of the two disciples out of
darkness and into Easter light. ...
God's Grand Opening
The story of the two disciples on the road from Jerusalem to Emmaus on that
glorious day of all days when Jesus Christ rose from the grave. These
disciples had actually heard about the resurrection, but found the story so
incredible that they gave it no stock whatsoever. With every reason to have
joy unspeakable - they had other plans. ...
Complaining too often can distance us from Jesus, says Pope Francis
"When all people can think of is how wrong things are going," Pope Francis said,
"the Lord is close. But we don't recognize him. He walks with us, but we don't
recognize him. ...
IV. General Weekly Features
Health: Allium Veggies Lower Stomach Cancer Risk
A study in Gastroenterology suggests that people who regularly eat veggies
from the allium
family, such as onions, garlic, and leeks, may lower their risk of stomach
cancer by nearly 50%. ...
Family Special: The #1 Factor in Building a Successful Family
It's not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see
what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do
with ours. I can't tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach
for it myself. ...
Family Special: God's Justice
There are times when parents should allow their children to experience the
unpleasant consequences of sin. Our kids need to understand that those
painful consequences come by God's design. ...
Common Denominator of Success
Why in the world, when success is available to everyone, do so few succeed? To
the vast majority of managers, teachers and parents, this is one of the most
perplexing questions with which they can be confronted. ...
Senior Special: Lunch With an 85 Old
This is my gift to you. Live well, love much, & laugh often - Be happy and enjoy
doing whatever your heart desires. You only go around once on this crazy planet.
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