Salt, Light and Love – Our Common Christian Identity

This is the text of my homily delivered at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, Ottawa in celebration of Black History Month. Bible readings for Epiphany 5, Year A – Isaiah 58:1-12; Psalm 112:1-9; 1 Corinthians 2:1-12; Matthew 5: 13-20 Audio version : Click on February 9 – Black History Month Sunday  The four Bible readings thisContinue reading “Salt, Light and Love – Our Common Christian Identity”

Meditation on the 23rd Psalm

  The Lord is my Shepherd I establish the teachings of Jesus Christ as the guiding principles in my daily life.  There is a lot of material and resources on spirituality, self-help, professional and personal success.  This is all good. By declaring that the Lord is my shepherd, whatever I take from this material shouldContinue reading “Meditation on the 23rd Psalm”

Meditation on the Lord’s prayer

Our Father Every human being is created by God.  God is the common bond of all humanity. We are members of the human family.  We are all loved by God.  Are we aware that God loves the beggar, the criminal, the disabled, the social outcasts as much as He loves us?  How do we honourContinue reading “Meditation on the Lord’s prayer”

3 Things to Bear in Mind in 2019

As we start 2019, many of us will set goals and make resolutions in the hope that our lives will be better.   I wish everyone the joy and satisfaction that comes from the fulfillment of personal and professional goals. As you set your goals and make resolutions for the New Year, I would like to suggestContinue reading “3 Things to Bear in Mind in 2019”

Walk in faith. Live in abundance.

Throughout my life anxiety has always been a friend and a foe.  As a friend, anxiety has, in the past, motivated me to get things done now, sooner, rather than later. Anxiety has also been my worst enemy, preventing me from thinking straight, causing me to not do as well I could and should. I haveContinue reading “Walk in faith. Live in abundance.”

A Tribute to the Franciscan Sisters in Jamaica

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. So said St. Francis of Assisi True to this guiding principle, three Franciscan Sisters endured a long trans-Atlantic voyage from Glasgow, Scotland to serve in Jamaica.  This was in 1857, barely 20 years after the emancipation and abolition ofContinue reading “A Tribute to the Franciscan Sisters in Jamaica”

Why my mindfulness drives some people crazy

My decision to stick to the speed limit is more about being mindful and less about the fear of penalty of demerit points and fines. I refuse to drive above the allowable speed limit, even if irate drivers honk, swear and look at me sideways while they overtake me or bide their time tailgating me.

Forgive. Don’t forget.

It happened in my final year in high school. I was standing at attention during the school’s assembly. Wanting to set a good example, I was following the no talking rule, even though some of my classmates were not. Every now and again, I asked them to be quiet. Being 5 feet 10 inches tall,Continue reading “Forgive. Don’t forget.”

How to raise funds for charity

Photo: YWCA Montreal team at Scotiabank Charity Challenge / Défi Caritatif Montreal 2015 I used to think that 13 was an unlucky number, but I changed my mind a few years ago.  A brand awareness survey found that 13% of non-client respondents were likely to do business with our company because it sponsored community eventsContinue reading “How to raise funds for charity”

There is Enough for all of Us: My Views on Persistent Poverty, the Prosperity Gospel and Social Justice

It was in the dimming sunlight of dusk that I had a moment of enlightenment. I was late for an appointment but lucky enough to find a parking space on a crowded street. Even though I had enough money to pay for the thirty minutes I needed, I didn’t have the right coins to putContinue reading “There is Enough for all of Us: My Views on Persistent Poverty, the Prosperity Gospel and Social Justice”