If you want to be holy, if you seek meaning in your life, start looking into
your own life and attacking your pride in all of its many forms. God will
give you extraordinary light and the ultimate reward of holiness. For your
holiness relies not on what you do, but on what you allow God to do through
you. Have courage. God will perfect you. - Mother Angelica
I. This Sunday in Church
Bible Readings for 1st Sunday After New Sunday (April 10)
Sermons for 1st Sunday After New Sunday (April 10)
4. From Malankara World Journal Archives
Malankara World Journals with the Theme: 1st Sunday After New Sunday - Re-installation of Peter
II. Lectionary Reflections
Commentary on John 21 1-19
Embrace the reality of the fishermen doing something
that might seem absurd to others and one who denied the Lord to become the
rock that leads a church. ...
Dark Night Fishing or Resurrection?
When life gets difficult, when we become lost, confused, and afraid, when the
changes of life are not want we wanted or think we deserve we tend to run away.
We try to go back to the way it was before - to something safe, something
What Christ Does With Failure
This is about a failure so shocking that we still talk about it 2000
years later. There are really two parts to Peter's story-his three-fold denial
the night Jesus was arrested and how Christ forgave and restored him. The first
part depends wholly on Peter, the second wholly on Jesus.
Peter was in charge of his own failure.
Christ took charge of restoring him. ...
III. Featured Articles: Easter
We don't celebrate Easter the way we celebrate Christmas. That is really kind of
strange when you think about it, because without Easter, there would be no
reason to celebrate Christmas. If there had been no resurrection, then Christ
would have been born, lived and died in vain. There would be no New Testament,
no church, no Christianity, and no hope. ...
A Christ For All Seasons
If it is true that Jesus' resurrection prepares the way for eternal life -
and I believe that it is - it is also true that Jesus' resurrection promises God
in our everyday struggles - it promises that God cares about every detail of our
Hymn: Christ the Lord Is Risen Today
The hymn, "Christ the Lord Is Risen Today," written by Charles Wesley, is a
grand celebration of the resurrection. This hymn perfectly capture the
spirit of the season. The first line, "Christ the Lord is risen today,"
announces what we are celebrating. "Raise your joys and triumphs high,"
suggests how to celebrate. The Hallelujahs soar. ...
IV. This Week's Supplement - Tribute to V. Rev. Joseph Pukkunnel and Mother Angelica
The Serenity Prayer
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him Forever in the next.
Dealing with Sorrow
God is gracious to His children amid times of human sorrow. Ultimately He will
do away with mourning and pain forever (Rev. 21:4). Rejoice in that promise and
be comforted by His wonderful grace!
Blessed Are Those Who Die in the Lord - A Meditation on the Christian Attitude toward Death
There are some legitimate reasons that we do not rush towards death;
there are also some less legitimate reasons. In this post, I'd like to briefly
speak to some of these. ...
Mother Angelica, Foundress of EWTN, Dies on Easter, 2016
The world has lost the Poor Clare nun who changed the face of Christianity in
the United States and around the world. Mother Angelica, foundress of EWTN, passed
away on March 27, 2016 after a lengthy struggle with the after-effects of a stroke.
She was 92 years old. ...
Very Rev. Pukkunnel Joseph Cor Episcopa (1925-2016)
V Rev. Pukkunnel Joseph Cor Episcopa has gone to his eternal home on 18 March
2016. He was 91 years old. Achen was a very talented person. He was a noted
educationist, Syriac scholar, Painter, Wood Carver, etc. etc. Like Da Vinci, achen's talents were multi
dimensional and remarkable. ...
V. General Weekly Features
Recipe: Chicken Pakora
A great snack. A favorite of road-side fast food
stalls in India.
Family Special: Top 10 Ways to Make Your Wife Happy
There are countless times in marriage when a husband and wife get their wires
crossed. No wonder men are confused about how to make their wife happy! Efforts
to make your wife happy may seem to backfire more often than not. Although the
mystery between men and women is sure to continue, here are ten proven
activities to make your wife happy. ...
Family Special: Seven Ways to Teach Your Kids Respect
As dads, we can raise a generation of girls and boys that respect others. Yet,
it starts with us and our willingness to proactively engage the hearts and minds
of our children. Here are seven ways to teach our children how to respect others
that I've gleaned from friends and my own parenting experiences. ...
Management: Why I Love Micromanaging and You Should Too
Look, we all know jerk bosses who stick their nose into every little thing their
people are doing, and basically try to drive the bus from the back seat. We also
know perfectly good bosses who do the same kind of thing for a different and
legitimate reason -- because they know the people doing the real work aren't yet
ready to do it themselves. ...
Inspirational: Advice That Could Change Your Life
Let me give you some advice I received as a child that still resonates with
me: in spite of your current challenges, the best is yet to come. ...
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