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Sunday, February 06, 2005

Something Bigger At Work Here

There are times in my ministry that makes me wonder where I am going with my sacramental duties and for all those duties and responsibilities that I have - where are they all leading me and what do they all REALLY mean. Perhaps, to put in a simpler way, why am I here doing what I am doing?...

I got an inkling of an answer this morning from a parishioner who is an Indian foreign worker. She came to thank me after mass and this was what she communicated to me. Recently her eyesight was pretty bad and seemed to be getting worse. But one day as she came up to me after mass as was her usual custom, her sight became normal and could see better and she felt some 'power' emanating from me. She thanked me for that 'healing' and left me with a foolish grin on my face as I couldn't make any head or tail of what to make of her story. I was glad that she was 'healed' but for me to be that instrument?!... Coincidence? Don't know!

The homily which I shared this weekend also has pierced some hardened hearts when I spoke of how mostly we do not live up to our calling as Christians and live a lie by name only. I had to give confessions after mass over three separate timings during the course of the day.

Then, there is this parishioner from my home parish of St Bernadette who met me and told me that he just shifted to the Katong area. Jokingly he said he shifted here because he heard I was in this church. Then he went on to say that he and some older members from St Bern's are preparing to write a petition to get the Archbishop to post me to St Bern's when the next round of shifting exercise comes by. They also liked the way I conducted my confessions...

I was like, huh?!... what gives?

Of course, I didn't pay much attention to all those and let them be. Too early or perhaps too coincidental of the nonsense kind to follow up even seriously in all this. Still, they are all very intriguing...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Father, you should NEVER doubt the power of your presence. ;) If you can push buttons without even being aware of it, imagine what you could do now! hehehe

Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

You're the Lord's instrument and your words carry weight. As much as you wish to dismiss it as mere conicidence, sometimes, you've to know that there are people out there who want to let you help them, who strongly believe in your vocation and what it brings. Don't forsake them. They may be asking God to work through you, to aid them.

Anonymous said...

You're the Lord's instrument and your words carry weight. As much as you wish to dismiss it as mere conicidence, sometimes, you've to know that there are people out there who want to let you help them, who strongly believe in your vocation and what it brings. Don't forsake them. They may be asking God to work through you, to aid them.

Anonymous said...

Return to St Berds.

Jude Gal said...

Go Back to St Bernie's lah - No one stopping u !!! I roll for u the RED CARPET. then no more Celebrity Walk in HFC.

Year Year got MEOW2 !

Happy Ash Friday to One & All ! (Dust to Ashes - Ashes to Dust).
Go watch Constantine and then see how u feel. hahaha !!!

 

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