Creative Reflection: Procula (Pilate’s Wife)

by Marcell Chua In the gospel for Palm Sunday earlier this week, we notice Pontius Pilate’s wife (traditionally known as Procula) who is mentioned only once briefly, throughout the Passion narrative (Matthew 27:19). She sends Pilate a message to, “have nothing to do with that man,” for she had been upset all day by a […]

Where is God in the Waiting?

by Cheong Jiarong At every day, hour and second, we are waiting for God to reveal His plans for us. When we call out to Him in our prayers and frustrations, we are waiting for a direction from Him. In our struggles, we await His response. Perhaps we may think we are not necessarily waiting […]

The Struggle is Real

by Micaela Arriola  No one can escape the experience of suffering. When we first learn composition writing, our teachers introduce a story arc – Introduction, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, Resolution -, and in every story, the struggle (Rising Action) is essential. We learn that it is absolutely necessary for making a story good, so […]

Putting the Discipline in Discipleship

by Jonathan Justin Chng Whenever you watch your favourite athlete, let’s say Messi or Ronaldo, what do you notice? Are you impressed by their skills in soccer? Are you in awe of how they are able to curve that ball into the goal post? No doubt, these athletes have the skill and talent to pull off […]

Living a Life of Discipleship

by Sandra Elizabeth Yim We’re all probably familiar with the story of the five loaves and two fishes (John 6): how Jesus took the bread and fish offered by a little boy, gave thanks to God and distributed it to thousands of people with 12 baskets of leftovers to spare. Everyone knows about the miracle […]

Constant Conversion: An Everyday Guide

by Sarah Rachel Teo I attended the Awaken conversion retreat in 2013 because the new Catholic friends I had met in polytechnic were also going for it and I wanted to be with them. This spurred my desire to serve in my parish youth community, polytechnic community, and in catechetical ministry as a facilitator.  But […]

Testimony & Thanksgiving: The Joy of Discipleship

by Joshua Tan Following Jesus is hard work, but it is work that is full of joy. Before the School of Christian Leadership (SOCL), I had forgotten about the joy; I only looked at how hard being a disciple was. I started my second semester last year optimistic about growing in faith. I committed to […]

The Call and Cost of Christian Discipleship

Written by Kevin Mak From the great saints of old to the saints of tomorrow, the call to be a disciple remains unchanged. “And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself.” (John 12:32) The Catechism of the Catholic Church goes on to elaborate that it is “into […]

Post-Retreat: 5 Tips on Keeping your Fire Ablaze

by Alexis Lim Zhen Ting There’s something mysterious about being within the fences of 2 Lor Low Koon. In there, my heart’s quietly and stably ablaze – after the initial flash of red and yellow sparks, I find my fire dancing to beat of the Lord’s soft whispers, especially throughout the 10 days I’ve spent […]