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A Word from Fr Jaybee

No pain, no gain Greetings of peace brothers and sisters... “No pain, no gain” is the slogan for athletes, sports players, and people under formation or training. We however, consider pain and difficulty our enemies. We hate them because we always want to feel comfortable. Whether we acknowledge or deny this, there is truth in it. The COVID-19 crisis has crippled the world and caused immense suffering. There is real pain and anxiety over lost jobs; and worry about the future. We desire an end to the restrictions; to stop the uncomfortable conditions in which we now live and just be able to go back to our comfortable lives. We want the freedom once again to go about our daily routine of work, recreation and regular meetings with our family and friends. We find it unacceptable that we do not have the option of doing this. That we must face and endure these difficult conditions though we find it hard and painful. At the same time, we remain hopeful that with this difficulty and pain, we gain something. “No pain, no gain” is not only a slogan for athletes, players and many others including ourselves. For Jesus, he went through this process. As we all know, Jesus underwent too much pain and suffering, and even death in order to gain and win us back to the Father’s bosom. We are grateful and happy to realise that it is not only us who suffered from pain and suffering to gain something, but Jesus also went through all these pain and suffering for us. God bless us all...


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