Word from the East

Stay alert

STAY awake and be alert. This is the message of Advent, and this is Jesus’ message to his followers in Luke’s Gospel reading today. This week we begin Advent a season of preparation wherein Christians globally make themselves ready for the coming of the incarnation of God in Christ Jesus. We also begin a new […]

Word from the East

Stumbling blocks

Friends, our Gospel lesson for this Sunday includes of themes on Jesus tolerance for unknown exorcist and Jesus critique on the disciples exclusivism, the danger of being a stumbling block and the loss of identity/flavor. I will focus on the danger of stumbling blocks. The story begins with Jesus’ turning a spotlight on the disciples. […]

Word from the East

Faith will raise us to new life

Proverbs 1:20-33 – Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 19    Alternate – Psalm 116:1-9 James 3:1-12   Supplementary – Wisdom of Solomon 7:26 – 8:1 Mark 8:27-38 JESUS’ disciples are undergoing a very intense apprenticeship with Jesus, and it is about to get intense as he begins his journey to Jerusalem. Before embarking on his journey to Jerusalem, Jesus pause and […]