Theme: Love

Mother Teresa states; ‘we must grow in love and do things we must do by loving and loving and giving and giving until it hurts, the way Jesus did. This is what it means to do ordinary things in an extraordinary way. Elsewhere, Mother Teresa remarked that the greatest disease in the world today is not tuberculosis, leprosy or AIDS; it is being unwanted, uncared for and unloved. Mother Teresa did her part in trying to ‘cure’ this disease through everything she did.

Read more: Fifth Sunday of Easter Year C

Theme: I care

World vocation Sunday

In the weeks following Easter, we contemplate the Christ-event and look back at how faith in Jesus Christ was slowly developing into a community of the people of God. Incidentally the first Christians did not wait to understand completely before they set out on their mission, rather they learned as they worked and grew stronger in their faith by doing good deeds. It was with this great courage and determination that new converts Paul and Barnabas set out to preached the good news following the map of the then-known world with its many peoples and cultures. They encountered challenges and rejection but never gave up.

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Theme: I believe

Divine mercy is forever ready

In a world almost suffocated by materialism and indifference we need to contemplate the mystery of Divine Mercy who alone is a wellspring of joy, serenity and peace. Our salvation depends on him. Mercy reveals the very mystery of the Most Holy Trinity. Mercy is the ultimate and supreme act by which God comes to meet us. Today being the Sunday of Divine Mercy we are called to be merciful so as to become a more effective sign of God’s action around us.

Read more: Second Sunday of Easter, The Sunday of Divine Mercy Year C

Theme: God first

In case you skip ahead to read what is coming next, you might already have noted that next Sunday’s Gospel confirms that Jesus is the Good Shepherd. He knows us. He also assures us that we can hear his voice and when we hear it, we recognize and follow him. Incidentally we seem to be bombarded every day with a cacophony of voices. Some speak the truth and offer enlightenment. Others, although they may have good intentions, speak for themselves. For this reason we need to listen carefully, pray intently and discern wisely which voices we will heed.

Read more: Third Sunday of Easter Year C

Theme: Risen

Several years ago, the Italian film maker, Franco Zeffirelli offered the public his cinematic version of Jesus of Nazareth. After the crucifixion of Jesus on Calvary and his hasty burial, a member of the Sanhedrin was informed that certain followers of the itinerant teacher and healer were claiming that his tomb had been found empty. Others were spreading rumors that they had experienced his risen presence.

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