Browsing the September 2017 archive of Fr. Reggie's Reflections
OBEDIENCE AS A MORAL VIRTUE ...
Posted by John Sage on 9/30/17
Today’s Gospel story is one interesting parable from which we can draw two lessons. The first speaks about obedience not as a moral obligation but as a Christian moral virtue. Obedience as a moral obligation looks at commandments and errands as burdens and an opposition from external authority. Obedience ... Read More »
“TO ERR IS HUMAN, TO FORGIVE DIVINE!”
Posted by John Sage on 9/16/17
It has been a year since the Catholic Church celebrated the Special Jubilee Year of Mercy. For some, it was just an event that came and went. But for many, it would have been a period of grace. The Year of Mercy was an invitation to experience God’s infinite ... Read More »
LOVING IS DISAGREEING TOO...
Posted by John Sage on 9/09/17
There was once a manager in an office who had been drinking heavily. Everybody was talking, even snickering, behind his back. Because he was the boss, nobody would dare broach the problem to his attention. He was heading over the precipice. Until one day a guy mustered enough courage ... Read More »
JESUS REBUKES PETER
Posted by John Sage on 9/02/17
It is but normal to run away from pain and suffering, right? In Psychology, there are two disorders with regard to pain: sadism and masochism. Sadism is the tendency to derive pleasure from inflicting pain, suffering and harm on someone. Masochism is getting pleasure from pain that is self-imposed ... Read More »