Dear Confreres, Sisters & Cooperators
Greetings. It has been a month since our beloved confrere Fr. Bala said good bye to all of us. We find difficult to part with his memories, we cherish ever deeper the life we shared along with him. We continue to thank the Lord for the gift of this brother priest and thank him for all that he was to us individually. Let us feel closer to his family especially to his mother who has been grieving over his disappearance. Let us continue to remember the soul in our Eucharistic celebrations and prayers. At this moment, his demise is calling us to reflect on the reality of our life and death, and evermore the significance of eternal life in Christ.
“Death is a fact; death is an inheritance; death is a memory.”
“We are neither eternal nor ephemeral: we are men and women on a journey in time, time that begins, and time that ends
Pray, and ask for the grace of a sense of time” in order not to be “imprisoned” by the present moment, “closed in on oneself
But there is the temptation of the present moment that takes hold of life and brings you to go wandering in this selfish labyrinth of the moment, without a future, always coming and going, coming and going, no
“What would be my legacy if God were to call me today? What legacy would I leave as a testimony of my life?” It is a good question to ask ourselves. And thus we can prepare ourselves, because each one of us… none of us will remain “as a relic.” We must all go down this path. – Pope Francis
Fr. Ronald J