Thirsting – Rogel Abais, SJ




John 4:5-42, Third Sunday of Lent Our readings for today give us interesting perspectives and insights into thirsting and quenching one’s thirst. In the first reading, we encounter the Israelites who are wandering in the desert where there is no water and everyone is complaining to Moses about their thirst. In many of the translations,…

Struggling with Temptation – Rogel Abais, SJ

Matthew 4:1-11: First Sunday of Lent A man who gives in to temptation after five minutes simply does not know what it would have been like an hour later. That is why bad people, in one sense, know very little about badness. They have lived a sheltered life by always giving in. – C.S. Lewis,…

Persistence – Rogel Abais, SJ

Luke 18:1-8, 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time …the just man justices; Keeps grace: that keeps all his goings graces; –As kingfishers catch fire Gerard Manley Hopkins, SJ Hopkins in this beautiful poem reminds us of how a just man must act. It is God’s grace that he receives and which manifests itself in his everyday…