Giving Our Children What is Important

A Word to Young Parents by Ana Piller

I may not have silver or gold, but what I have, I give to you. It is amazing how we try to provide our children with the very best we can give them from the moment they arrive into the world. As we strive to be good parents we make sacrifices of time and money to send them to good schools, to give them the tools they will need to excel, to enroll them in many extracurricular activities, and to provide them with vacations and travelling experiences... Read More


“Mercy is heartfelt sympathy for another’s distress which drives us to do what we can to help” – St. Thomas Aquinas. It is the willingness to help people in need, to show compassion toward the afflicted. Then He will answer, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to me. Matthew 25:45 All Christians are called to be merciful even as Christ has been merciful to us. Christians should be concerned... Read More


Obedience to God is an important aspect of our Christian journey. It is all about hearing God’s word and acting accordingly. We can obey God by pondering and meditating on His word and that is the only way we can have a close relationship with Him. Thus, we enjoy the communion and blessings of God. If you love me, you will keep my commandments. John 14:15 Obedience to God therefore means loving Him, knowing Him and having an intimate relationship... Read More


Confession is a means of obtaining God’s forgiveness in addition to receiving absolution before receiving holy communion. We examine our conscience and confess our sins to the priest with the desire to amend our ways. It is one of the unique aspects of Catholicism. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  1 John 1:9 Why do we go for confession? When we examine our conscience,... Read More


To live in humility is to be lowly, submissive, and having a modest estimation of your worth. Humility is the foundation of our spiritual life which is to be learned and practised daily. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble”. Humble yourselves therefore before under the mighty hand of God, that in due time he may exalt you.  1 Peter 5:5b – 6 Our identity is... Read More


The fear of the Lord keeps us close to the merciful heart of God. It is the reverential fear that causes man to bow and prostrate before God. The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear Him, and He makes known to them His covenant.  Psalm 25:14 The fear of the Lord is accompanied by a lot of blessings. The fear of the Lord is the fear of being out of touch and fellowship with God and delving into sin. Anyone who fears the Lord will not look... Read More


Patience is the fruit of the Holy Spirit. We need the grace of God to develop patience in our lives. Long-suffering is a virtue we need when impatience and anger takes control of our lives. Cultivating patience shows our readiness to “suffer long”. As confirmed Catholics, we should be resilient and patient, waiting for God’s plan to unfold in our lives in His time and His way. But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall... Read More


Fasting is when we deny ourselves of something in order to go deeper in our spiritual life and glorify God. It is a way of demonstrating that we are serious with our relationship with God and our dissatisfaction with sin. The Holy Spirit reveals our true spiritual condition which results in brokenness and our desire to repent and live a transformed life. And as a widow till she was eighty-four, she did not depart from the temple, worshipping with... Read More


The battle against yourself is the hardest battle and it is usually in the mind. The Bible says that our weapons of warfare are not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down corrupted thoughts that would rise against His word, will and ways in your life. And every pretension raising itself against the knowledge of God and take every thought captive in obedience to Christ.  2 Corinthians 10:5 Imaginations that are not compliant with the word... Read More


Spiritual battles require the appropriate spiritual armor. A soldier who is prepared for war must go with the right armor. Put on the whole armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.                                                  Ephesians 6:11 St Paul tells us in the book of Ephesians 6:13 to take the whole armour of God, that we may be able to withstand in the evil day and having done... Read More

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